Published September 7, 2021 | Version v1
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Reinforcement Learning-based Misbehaviour Detection in V2X Scenarios

  • 1. Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC)
  • 2. i2CAT Foundation


Emerging vehicle-to-everything (V2X) services rely on the secure exchange of periodic messages between vehicles and between vehicles and infrastructure. However, transmission of false/incorrect data by malicious vehicles may pose important security perils. Therefore, it is essential to detect safety-threatening erroneous information and mitigate potentially detrimental effects on road users. In this paper, we assess the effectiveness of a reinforcement learning (RL) approach for misbehaviour detection in V2X scenarios using an open-source dataset. Considering the case of sudden-stop attacks, the performance of RL-based detection is evaluated over commonly used detection metrics. Our research outcomes reveal that misbehaving vehicles can be accurately detected by exploiting real-time position and speed patterns.


Grant numbers : 2014 SGR 1551 - Grup de Tecnologies de Comunicacions and SPOT5G - Single Point of attachment communications heterogeneous mobile data networks (TEC2017-87456-P) projects.© 2021 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.


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INSPIRE-5Gplus – INtelligent Security and PervasIve tRust for 5G and Beyond 871808
European Commission