ES researchers win best student paper for article on a system to monitor vehicle pollution

ES researchers win best student paper for article on a system to monitor vehicle pollution

A group of researchers from the Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University receive the International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems (VEHITS) 2021 best student paper award for the article “B-ETS: A Trusted Blockchain-based Emissions Trading System for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Networks”.

International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems (VEHITS) 2021 has decided to award PhD student Lam Duc Nguyen, Professor Petar Popovski and Postdoc Israel Leyva Mayorga from Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University with the best student paper award.

The award is given for excellent research, based on the paper “B-ETS: A Trusted Blockchain-based Emissions Trading System for Vehicle-to-Vehicle Networks”, which the researchers composed in collaboration within PhD student Amari Lewis and Professor Amelia Regan from University of California, Irvine.

In the paper, the researchers presents a system to monitor pollution emitted by vehicles and to trade emission allowances, which can have impact on the environment by encouraging responsible driving practices.

Emission system based on blockchain

In order to achieve a cost-effective reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and to combat to climate changes, the European Union introduced an Emissions Trading System where organizations can buy or receive emission allowances as needed. However, the system cannot efficiently cope with vehicle mobility, even though vehicles are one of the primary sources to the emissions.

“In this research, we propose a new distributed Blockchain-based emissions allowance trading system called B-ETS. This system enables transparent and trustworthy data exchange as well as trading of allowances among vehicles, relying on vehicle-to-vehicle communication. In addition, we introduce an economic incentive-based mechanism that appeals to individual drivers and leads them to modify their driving behavior in order to reduce emissions”, says Lam Duc Nguyen, PhD student, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University

Positively impact on environment

Personal vehicles are a major cause of the global warming challenges. Burning fossil fuels like gasoline and diesel releases Co2 and greenhouse gas into our atmosphere. The increasing of greenhouse gasses is causing the Earth’s atmosphere to warm, which changes to the climate that we see today.

“Our system addresses vehicle emissions by enabling transparent and trustworthy data exchange and trading of emission allowances between vehicles. Besides, the system encourages drivers to change their driving behaviors to reduce emissions generated from their personal vehicle, so they can get incentives from that”, says Lam Duc Nguyen

You can read the paper here 

 

Contact

Lam Duc Nguyen

PhD student, Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University

Mail: ndl@es.aau.dk

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