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Research

B-IoT

Dave Murray Rust, Ella Tallyn

In collaboration with: Imperial College London

University of Surrey

University of Warwick

Autumn 2017- Spring 2019

BlockchainHCIIoTsmart contract

This project will demonstrate the potential of distributed ledgers such as blockchain as a method of securing the integrity of Intelligent Transportation systems.

BioT: Blockchain Technology for IoT in Intelligent Transportation Systems

Huge benefits in transportation can be gained if Intelligent Transportation Systems such as automated vehicles are enabled to communicate between each other, and their surrounding infrastructure in ways that are simple, reliable, and widely acceptable for human operators. At the same time, it is imperative that the security and privacy of such communications are considered. This project will demonstrate the potential of distributed ledgers such as blockchain as a method of securing the integrity of such systems.

The University of Edinburgh, together with industry partner Wallet Services, are exploring the value of location verification in supporting new forms of geo-spatial interaction with data. This is in the context of finding new ways to support active travel and low carbon journeys.

Led by the Design Informatics research team this work will investigate the types of smart contracts and location-based Blockchain services that reliable location verification might enable through series of design focussed workshops and prototypes. We will explore the potential value of being able to verify aspects of individuals’ locations and journeys, and techniques to do this while maintaining privacy. Based on this infrastructure, we will generate possibilities for harnessing spatial value in future services, utilising the concept of minimal disclosure when sharing verifiable location data. This will be materialised through prototypes of Blockchain IoT enhanced active travel schemes and other geo-located smart contract applications.

Project Homepage on the PETRAS website 

Further Material

Ordnance Survey

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Wallet Services

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Pinsent Masons

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Telefonica

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