Automatic, location-privacy preserving dashcam video sharing using blockchain and deep learning

Taehyoung Kim, Im Y. Jung, Yih Chun Hu

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Today, many people use dashcams, and videos recorded on dashcams are often used as evidence of accident fault. People can upload videos of dashcam recordings with specific accident clips and share the videos with others who request them, by providing the time or location of an accident. However, dashcam videos are erased when the dashcam memory is full, so periodic backup is necessary for video sharing. It is inconvenient for dashcam owners to search for and transmit a requested video clip from backup videos. In addition, anonymity is not ensured, which may reduce location privacy by exposing the video owner’s location. To solve this problem, we propose a video sharing scheme with accident detection using deep learning coupled with automatic transfer to the cloud; we also propose ensuring data and operational integrity along with location privacy by using blockchain smart contracts. Furthermore, our proposed system uses proxy re-encryption to enhance the confidentiality of a shared video. Our experiments show that our proposed automatic video sharing system is cost-effective enough to be acceptable for deployment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number36
JournalHuman-centric Computing and Information Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2020


  • Automation
  • Automotive
  • Blockchain
  • Data sharing
  • Deep learning
  • Privacy
  • Security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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