Secured Communications on Vehicular Networks over Cellular Networks

  • Hacène FouchalEmail author
  • Emilien Bourdy
  • Geoffrey Wilhelm
  • Marwane Ayaida
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11319)


On VANETs (Vehicular AdHoc Networks) mobile stations communicate with other stations (fixed or mobile ones). IEEE 802.11p (denoted also ETSI ITS-G5) is a WiFi designed for mobile networks, it is used for these communications. ITS-G5 is used by real vehicles over the world within deployment projects. These communications could be between vehicles denoted V2V communications or between vehicles and RSUs denoted V2I. The coverage of RSUs will never sufficient to cover all ares and roads. In the meantime cellular networks are evolving very quickly using various technologies (3G, 4G, LTE) waiting for next revolution through 5G. We believe that the future of VANETs will be achieved by cellular networks.

The aim of this study is present a framework which permits to stations to communicate which others using cellular networks when G5 networks are not available. Data protection is a very important feature nowadays on any shared system. This issue should be considered on deployed VANETs in order to avoid tracking drivers who send their locations in awareness messages. The anonymity is ensured by changing the identity of users frequently using a strict process. Indeed, the new identities shall be authenticated and trusted. An adapted PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) solves this issue. We have considered also authenticity and anonymity in this paper inherited from [5]. Evaluation of the work has been by means simulations and has proven that the end-to-end latency is similar to G5 network ones.


C-ITS VANETs Cellular networks Security Privacy 



This work was made possible by EC Grant No. INEA/CEF/TRAN/A2014/1042281 from the INEA Agency for the SCOOP project. The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hacène Fouchal
    • 1
    Email author
  • Emilien Bourdy
    • 1
  • Geoffrey Wilhelm
    • 1
  • Marwane Ayaida
    • 1
  1. 1.CReSTICUniversité de Reims Champagne-ArdenneReimsFrance

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