Designing secure, interoperable & sustainable automobiles & global transportation services & systems
Δέλλιος, Κλεάνθης Π.
SubjectIntelligent transportation systems ; Automobiles ; Automotive computers ; Cloud computing ; Computer networks -- Security measures
A central vision of the automotive vendors is to deliver cooperative ITS services by implementing emerging technological innovations. Unfortunately, during their enthusiasm to achieve this goal interoperability issues in the ITS standards have been not appropriately considered. As a consequence, extensive research and development efforts are required for hosting and delivering interoperable services and cooperative ITS applications, yielding if the industry wants to achieve sustainability in the transportation domain. Driven by the above mentioned lack of interoperability and sufficient security problems the research goals of this Doctoral Dissertation focus on enhancing the: I. Cyber-security capabilities of the modern automobile platform; II. Interoperability among the automotive platform and the ITS services; III. Sustainability of the global transportation systems. However, in the transportation cyber-ecosystem not only individual automotive platforms need to communicate between themselves but also there is a need of communication among a cluster of automotive platforms, nomadic devices, roadside units and base stations. All the above components of the transportation eco-system when accompanied by ICT technologies formulate an Intelligent Transportation System, which needs to provide interoperable services. Providing interoperable services has not addressed appropriately within the ITS standards, and has become the second goal of this dissertation. The final goal of this thesis is to enhance the sustainability of the ITS-RA framework at all levels: local, regional, national, international and global. The proposed contribution concerning the sustainable development of the entire transportation domain must meet the needs of the present forms of computing without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The reverse-engineering for the de/composition of the automotive platform. To summarize, the three goals of this thesis are presented into a scalable environment beginning from the vehicle (automotive platform), moving to the ITS domain where vehicles and road-side units interact with each other to obtain and utilize cooperative services. When adding interaction with other transport modes and services are obtained from any other sources in the network, like from the cloud, the global transportation systems can interoperate with the rest of the cyberspace as a single system.