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Applications of AI and Blockchain for Autonomous Driving in Safe and Sustainable Transport Systems

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Transportation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (21 February 2024) | Viewed by 364

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College of Information Technology, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain P.O. Box 17551, United Arab Emirates
Interests: computer networks; quality of service; vehicular ad hoc networks; wireless networks
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Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, College of Information Technology, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Interests: computation models and their complexities; environmental sustainability; intelligent body language analysis; smart public space quality assessment

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Dear Colleagues,

Cutting-edge artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies have the potential to reform transport systems' safety, efficiency, and sustainability. AI-powered solutions enable autonomous vehicles to navigate complex environments, analyze real-time data, make intelligent decisions, and respond to potential hazards. Blockchain technologies offer decentralized and secure platforms for data sharing and management, fostering trust and cooperation among various stakeholders in the transportation ecosystem. Both AI and blockchains can play critical roles in improving the overall sustainability of transport systems by optimizing energy usage and reducing waste. Key applications of AI and blockchain in transportation include:

  • Data Sharing and Security: blockchain technology offers a secure platform for data sharing between vehicles, infrastructure, and stakeholders, while AI optimizes traffic flow, reduces congestion, and minimizes emissions.
  • V2X Communication: AI enhances vehicle-to-everything communication using real-time data, while blockchain ensures integrity and reliability, fostering trust and cooperation.
  • Fleet Management: AI optimizes scheduling, routing, and maintenance for autonomous fleets; blockchain tracks usage and maintenance histories for optimal utilization.
  • Supply Chain Management: AI predicts demand patterns and adjusts routing, while blockchain improves transparency, traceability, and efficiency in supply chain processes.
  • Environmental Sustainability: AI optimizes energy consumption and charging strategies, and blockchain facilitates the tracking and trading of carbon credits, promoting cleaner transportation.
  • Traffic Optimization: AI predicts congestion, enabling route adjustments, while blockchain supports decentralized traffic management systems, minimizing congestion and travel time.
  • Ride-Sharing and MaaS: AI matches passengers with vehicles and optimizes routes, while blockchain enables secure transactions between users and providers.

Prof. Dr. Abderrahmane Lakas
Dr. Sherzod Turaev
Guest Editors

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  • autonomous driving
  • safe transport systems
  • sustainable transport systems
  • intelligent transportation systems
  • autonomous vehicles
  • smart mobility
  • decentralized systems
  • autonomous navigation
  • connected vehicles
  • energy efficiency

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