Blockchain-Based Distributed Framework for Automotive Industry in a Smart City

Pradip Kumar Sharma, Neeraj Kumar, Jong Hyuk Park*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The digitalization and massive adoption of advanced technologies in the automotive industry not only transform the equipment manufacturer's operating mode, but also change the current business models. The increased adoption of autonomous cars is expected to disrupt government regulations, manufacturing, insurance, and maintenance services. Moreover, providing integrated, personalized, and on-demand services have shared, connected, and autonomous cars in the smart city for a sustainable ecosystem. To address these issues in this paper, we propose a blockchain-based distributed framework for the automotive industry in the smart city. The proposed framework includes a novel miner node selection algorithm for the blockchain-based distributed network architecture. To evaluate the feasibility of the proposed framework, we simulated the proposed model on a private Ethereum blockchain platform using captured dataset of mined blocks from The simulation results show the proof-of-concept of the proposed model that can be used for wide range of future smart applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8579189
Pages (from-to)4197-4205
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
Issue number7
Early online date17 Dec 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019


  • Automotive industry
  • blockchain
  • smart city
  • supply chain management


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