Security for the Internet of Vehicles

In recent years, vehicle manufacturing has changed significantly. Vehicles moved from a mostly electro-mechanical system to an Electrical and Electronic (E/E) system. These Continuous improvements to vehicle manufacturing have made developing Intelligence Transportation Systems (ITS) achievable. Many technologies have been integrated within modern vehicles allowing them to interact with each other and the outside world. The revolutionary changes do not stop here; the move toward full autonomous vehicle technology is the next goal of all carmakers. 

However, many problems need to be addressed before we will be able to see the benefits of connected and autonomous vehicles in reality. Cybersecurity is one of the most serious and urgent of these issues. 

Research Goals and Related Projects


In this research area, we aim to: 

  • Understand and mitigate the security issues within each vehicle
  • Provide novel solutions to secure communication among the connected vehicles and the surrounding infrastructure
  • Design and implement methods to detect and respond to the different attacks in the different levels of the vehicular ecosystem.


We are currently involved in the EU H2020 nIoVe project. 

Contact Information

If you are interested in this topic, and you are looking for a bachelor's thesis, master's thesis, or research internship, feel free to contact: 

  1. Dr.-Ing. Mohammad Hamad 
  2. M. Sc. Jan Lauinger

Related Publications


  • Mohammad Hamad, Emanuel Regnath, Jan Lauinger, Vassilis Prevelakis, Sebastian Steinhorst. "SPPS: Secure Policy-based Publish/Subscribe System for V2C Communication". In: Proceedings of the Conference on Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE 2021). Grenoble, France.


  • Anastasia Theodouli, Konstantinos Moschou, Jan Lauinger, Sebastian Steinhorst, "Towards a Blockchain-based Identity and Trust Management Framework for the IoV Ecosystem", in the 3rd Workshop on Internet of Things Security and Privacy (WISP), 2020.