Towards 6G-enabled Internet of Vehicles: Security and Privacy

Diana Pamela Moya Osorio, Ijaz Ahmad, Jose David Vega Sánchez, Andrei Gurtov, Johan Scholliers, Matti Kutila, Pawani Porambage

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The conceptualisation of the sixth generation of mobile wireless networks (6G) has already started with some potential disruptive technologies resonating as enablers for driving the emergence of a number of innovative applications. Particularly, 6G will be a prominent supporter for the evolution towards a truly Intelligent Transportation System and the realisation of the Smart City concept by fulfilling the limitations of 5G, once vehicular networks are becoming highly dynamic and complex with stringent requirements on ultra-low latency, high reliability, and massive connections. More importantly, providing security and privacy to such critical systems should be a top priority as vulnerabilities can be catastrophic, thus there are huge concerns regarding data collected from sensors, people and their habits. In this paper, we provide a timely deliberation of the role that promissory 6G enabling technologies such as artificial intelligence, network softwarisation, network slicing, blockchain, edge computing, intelligent reflecting surfaces, backscatter communications, terahertz links, visible light communications, physical layer authentication, and cell-free massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) will play on providing the expected level of security and privacy for the Internet of Vehicles.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-105
Number of pages24
JournalIEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • 5G mobile communication
  • 6G mobile communication
  • 6G networks
  • Data privacy
  • Internet of Vehicles
  • Long Term Evolution
  • privacy
  • Privacy
  • security
  • Security
  • Vehicle-to-everything
  • vehicle-to-everything communications.
  • vehicle-to-everything communications


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