Towards a Privacy-Preserving Way of Vehicle Data Sharing – A Case for Blockchain Technology?

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)


Vehicle data is a valuable source for digital services, especially with a rising degree of driving automatization. Despite regulation on data protection has become stricter due to Europe’s GDPR we argue that the exchange of vehicle and driving data will massively increase. We therefore raise the question on what would be a privacy-preserving way of vehicle data exploitation? Blockchain technology could be an enabler, as it is associated with privacy-friendly concepts including transparency, trust, and decentralization. Hence, we launch the discussion on unsolved technical and non-technical issues and provide a concept for an Open Vehicle Data Platform, respecting the privacy of both the vehicle owner and driver using Blockchain technology.


Blockchain technology Vehicle data sharing Automotive security and privacy Open Vehicle Data Platform Privacy settings Quantified vehicles 



This work is partially funded by the SCOTT ( project. SCOTT has received funding from the Electronic Component Systems for European Leadership (ECSEL) Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 737422. This joint undertaking receives support from the European Unions Horizon 2020 research and innovation program and Austria, Spain, Finland, Ireland, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway. SCOTT is also funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) under the program “ICT of the Future” between May 2017 and April 2020. The authors also acknowledge the financial support of the COMET K2 Program of the Austrian Federal Ministries BMVIT and BMWFW, the Province of Styria, and the Styrian Business Promotion Agency (SFG).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Virtual Vehicle Research CenterGrazAustria
  2. 2.School of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of New South WalesKensington, SydneyAustralia
  3. 3.University of RostockRostockGermany

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