Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2012/342

Enhancing Location Privacy for Electric Vehicles (at the right time)

Joseph Liu and Man Ho Au and Willy Susilo and Jianying Zhou

Abstract: An electric vehicle is a promising and futuristic automobile propelled by electric motor(s), using electrical energy stored in batteries or another energy storage device. Due to the need of battery recharging, the cars will be required to visit recharging infrastructure very frequently. This may disclose the users' private information, such as their location, which may expose users' privacy. In this paper, we provide mechanisms to enhance location privacy of electric vehicles at the right time, by proposing an anonymous payment system with privacy protection support. Our technique further allows traceability in the case where the cars are stolen.

Category / Keywords: applications /

Publication Info: This is the full version of the paper published in ESORICS 2012.

Date: received 15 Jun 2012

Contact author: ksliu at i2r a-star edu sg

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