Cooperative home light: assessment of a security function for the automotive field

Peter Knapik, Jonathan Petit, Frank Kargl, Elmar Schoch

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    Crime and feeling of security are omnipresent and can be influenced by lighting conditions. However, lighting improvements are generally concentrated on street lighting. Meanwhile, a vast variety of new technologies, including innovative lighting systems and connected mobility, are entering into the automotive field. Hence, opportunities are not limited only to provide traffic improvements, entertainment features or driver assistance functions but also measures to tackle (vehicle-related) crime and to increase feeling of security. In this paper, we suggest a security function, namely the cooperative home light (CHL), which makes use of new technologies and has the potential to tackle crime as well as to increase drivers’ feeling of security. We also provide an overview of an implementation. However, because of the underlying challenges, the main focus of this paper is to assess the CHL. Therefore, we introduce our three-steps approach consisting of a transfer of related work, a customer survey and results from our proprietary simulation environment in order to assess the CHL.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)1-14
    Number of pages14
    JournalInternational Journal on advances in security
    Issue number1&2
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


    • SCS-Cybersecurity
    • Tangibility of security
    • EWI-25511
    • Automotive lighting
    • Vehicle-to-X communication
    • METIS-309779
    • IR-93354
    • Security Functions

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