Electronic payment and controlfunctions in the BESTYR project
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This master thesis aims at developing to a demonstrate system for road-pricing. Roadpricing should in this context be interpreted as motor vehicles being charged a fee based primarily on location and distance driven. It thus provides a way of internalising environmental costs in accordance with the “polluter pays”-principle. The demonstration system should be used as a starting point for discussion of road-pricing by the general public.
A GPS-receiver is used for positioning and a GSM cellular-phone for communication. The demonstration system is programmed in Java. Several cryptographic techniques such as symmetric and asymmetric encryption and digital signatures are put to use. All interactions in the system take place between four actors: the vehicle, the commerce server, the charging authority and the observer. The vehicle makes anonymous payments to the government through the commerce server. Observing the vehicle and asking for the receipt that proves correct payment ensures compliance with the system. Modular system design and awareness of personal integrity have been emphasised. The report and the demonstration system have not found any problems or weaknesses that makes a-BESTYR impossible to implement.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. , 33 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93558OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-93558DiVA: diva2:516963
2000-04-07, Seminar room "Telegrafen", Isafjordsgatan 22, Kista, 08:30 (Swedish)
Maguire Jr., Gerald Q., professorSundberg, Jonas
Maguire Jr., Gerald Q., Professor