Understanding Vehicle Related Crime to Elaborate on Countermeasures Based on ADAS and V2X Communication

Peter Knapik, Elmar Schoch, Maik Müller, Frank Kargl

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    Among numerous types of criminal activities, vehicle related crime contributes to personal injury as well as to economic losses. Over the last 10 years vehicle related crime continuously constitutes over 10% of all crime in Germany. However, vehicle related crime is not particularly a German phenomenon but even more a worldwide problem which does not respect national borders. Meanwhile, connected mobility gains importance and vehicles are increasingly equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Additionally, the penetration of consumer electronics (CE) increases constantly. Hence, it seems promising to use these new technologies to tackle vehicle related crime. But to be able to apply these new technologies successfully against vehicle related crime, a systematic approach to understand these crimes in detail is necessary. To address this challenge, we apply two criminological theories, Rational Choice Perspective and Situational Crime Prevention, to the vehicle related context. We also provide an innovative idea for a countermeasure based on information and communication technologies (ICT).
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2012)
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-4995-6
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
    EventIEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC 2012 - Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 14 Nov 201216 Nov 2012
    Conference number: 4

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    ISSN (Print)2157-9865


    ConferenceIEEE Vehicular Networking Conference, VNC 2012
    Abbreviated titleVNC
    Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
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    • SCS-Cybersecurity
    • crime science
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/269994
    • EWI-22878
    • IR-83508
    • V2X communication
    • Security Functions
    • METIS-296213
    • ADAS

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