The Road Ahead: DAO-Secured V2X Infrastructures for Safe and Smart Vehicular Management

Xingyuan Dai, Mauro Vallati, Rongge Guo, Yutong Wang, Shuangshuang Han, Yilun Lin

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Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technology relies on wireless communication and coordination, aiming to improve road safety and traffic efficiency by orchestrating the interaction among the vehicles, infrastructures, and various entities. However, existing organizational and operational forms of V2X infrastructures encounter significant challenges, such as the capability to guarantee communication security, privacy, and efficiency especially when a centralized management system is used. The emerging Decentralized Autonomous Organizations and Operations (DAOs) present a solution to these challenges. DAOs embed managerial and operational protocols within a blockchain via smart contracts, facilitating smooth and efficient management of organizations without the necessity for centralized oversight. This letter introduces DAOs into the coordination of V2X infrastructures. Through a tripartite functional architecture including organization, coordination, and execution, we can achieve intelligent collaborative management among road infrastructures and vehicles. The DAO-secured V2X infrastructures are anticipated to augment the safety and efficiency of vehicular management in complex road scenarios, holding applicable potential for developing the intelligent roadways of tomorrow.
Original languageEnglish
Article number10336517
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Intelligent Vehicles
Issue number12
Early online date30 Nov 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2023

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