1st Edition

Blockchain Technology in the Automotive Industry

Edited By Ghulam Yasin, Amit Kumar Tyagi, Tuan Anh Nguyen Copyright 2025
    360 Pages 81 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Nowadays, the latest technologies can be found not only in healthcare and space application but also in hybrid supercars. Supercars/hypercars require high-performance materials with high strength, high stiffness, and lightweight. For higher performance, car engines now become stronger, but smaller and lower fuel consumption (with cleaner exhaust). Currently, the automotive industry involves batch production, but in the near future, personalized/individualized automobiles with low and limited quantities can be fabricated in smart factories, which integrates all companies working in the supply chain from manufacturing to marketing/services. In this regard, the future automobiles in smart cities become more personalized (single user/limited version/personal spare parts), safer and smarter. Blockchain technology is the key to these future perspectives toward intelligent automobiles without any risk of safety/accident, security/theft, or traffic jam. In the current industry, blockchain technology can explore the interconnection of blockchain with other innovative technologies and trends such as the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) and analyses the potential to transform business processes and whole industries if these innovations are applied jointly. In the case of the manufacturing sector, manufacturing can provide a high Return on Investment. It was reported that $1 of investment in manufacturing can create ~ $2.5 of economic activity. In addition, smart products should be fabricated from smart materials via the intelligent manufacturing system framework. In smart production, if the products and machines are integrated/embedded/equipped with smart sensors/devices, the system can immediately collect the current operating parameters and predict the product quality, then feedback optimal parameters to machines in the production line. For smart city applications, the global smart cities market size is expected to grow from USD 410.8 billion in 2020 to USD 820.7 billion by 2025, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.8%. For smart city applications, blockchain technology can build on decentralization, immutability and consensus characteristics. Besides, intelligent wireless sensor networks can provide big information to monitor and manage the city's regular operations and services, including traffic/transportation systems, street lighting systems, power plants, water supply networks, waste management, libraries, hospitals, schools/universities, etc. A blockchain-based distributed framework can be used for automobiles in the smart city. This framework can include a novel miner node selection algorithm for the blockchain-based distributed network architecture. This book explores how blockchain technology can be used in the automotive industry, from smart manufacturing to the smart city.


    Part 1: Blockchain Technology in the Automotive Manufacturing

    Chapter 1: Blockchain technology: An Introduction
    Gopalakrishnan Soundararajan and Amit Kumar Tyagi

    Chapter 2: Emerging applications of blockchain in the automobile manufacturing process
    Nizar M. Alsharari

    Chapter 3: Blockchain technology for automotive application
    Joseph Sarkis and Abdullah Yildizbasi

    Chapter 4: Car insurance blockchain
    Nalayini.C.M, Jeevaa Katiravan and Thanga Akilan.V

    Chapter 5: Blockchain technology for car insurance
    Anupam Tiwari

    Chapter 6: Blockchain technology for smart vehicular communications
    S.Gnanavel, N.Arunachalam, and Godfrey Winster Sathianesan

    Chapter 7: Blockchain technology for automobile sales and leasing
    Magdy El Messiry and Adel ElMessiry

    Part 2: Blockchain Technology and Future Drivers’ Everyday Lives

    Chapter 8: Applications of blockchain for the future mobility
    Arup Kumar Dey and Bijoy Kumar Mandal

    Chapter 9: Digital vehicle passport through blockchain
    Siriboon Chaisawat, Hye-Young, and Salil S. Kanhere

    Chapter 10: On-chain decentralized identity through blockchain technology
    Ganga Bhattacharjee, Anoy Roy Chowdhury, and Dr.Bijoy Kumar Mandal

    Chapter 11: Charging stations for e-cars through blockchain
    Akshat Mistry and Sudhir Kumar Mohapatra

    Chapter 12: To build a shared charging network for electric vehicles based on blockchain technology
    Yajing Wang, Yaodong Yang, and Ting Du

    Chapter 13: Blockchain technology for ride and car sharing apps
    Tanuj Surve

    Chapter 14: Blockchain for Cybersecurity: Architectures and Challenges
    İsa Avci and Öğr. Üyesi Murat Koca

    Chapter 15: Enabling Citizen Sustainable Behaviors in Urban Mobility through Blockchain and Tokenization
    Silvio Meneguzzo, Elvis Gerardin Konjoh Selabi, Alfredo Favenza, Valentina Gatteschi, and Claudio Schifanella

    Chapter 16: Blockchain Technology for Smart Contracts
    S M Nazmuz Sakib

    Chapter 17: Blockchain technology for digital vehicle passport
    Alberto Butera and Valentina Gatteschi

    Chapter 18: WBSA with QR-code for efficient usage of metro/bus services using Private Cloud Infrastructure
    Sangeeta Gupta, Y. Ramadevi, S. Durga Devi, P. Akshay, K. Hrithik Pawan, and K. Rohit

    Chapter 19: Three Decades of Recommendations Systems in Vehicular Ad hoc Network: Open Issues, Challenges and Research Opportunities for Future
    Richa and Amit Kumar Tyagi


    Ghulam Yasin is an Academic Researcher at the Institute for Advanced Study, College of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. Dr. Yasin has published over 150 scientific contributions in the form of Research Articles, Reviews, Book Chapters, and Editorials in various areas of Science & Engineering. He has more than 4200 citations and an h-index of 36. He is the Editor of over 20 books in the Micro & Nano Technologies Series, Elsevier, and Emerging Materials & Technologies Series, CRC Press Engineering. Dr. Yasin has ranked among the world’s top 2% scientists (by Elsevier BV, and Stanford University, USA). He is also serving as an Assessor for the Australian Research Council (ARC), Canberra, Australia, since January 2022. Dr. Yasin has been honoured with many awards and accolades, most recently receiving the Research Fund for International Scientists (FRIS) from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Dr. Yasin is serving as Associate Editor, Section Editor, Guest Editor, and editorial board member for several international journals. Dr. Yasin’s expertise covers the design and development of hybrid devices/technologies of carbon nanostructures and advanced nanomaterials for energy-related and various functional applications for real-world impact. 

    Tuan Anh Nguyen, PhD is the senior principal research scientist at the Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam. His research activities include smart sensors, smart networks, smart hospitals, smart cities and advanced nanomaterials. He edited over 55 Elsevier, 10 CRC Press and 1 Springer books. He is Editor-In-Chief of "Kenkyu Journal of Nanotechnology & Nanoscience".

    Amit Kumar Tyagi is working as Assistant Professor, at National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, India. Previously he has worked as Assistant Professor (Senior Grade 2), and Senior Researcher at Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Chennai Campus, Tamil Nadu, India from 2019 -2022. He earned his Ph.D. Degree in 2018 from Pondicherry Central University, Puducherry, India. He was an Assistant Professor and Head- Research, Lingaya’s Vidyapeeth (formerly known as Lingaya’s University), Faridabad, Haryana, India from 2018 – 2019. His supervision experience includes more than 10 Masters' dissertations and one PhD thesis. He has contributed to several projects such as “AARIN” and “P3- Block” to address some of the open issues related to the privacy breaches in Vehicular Applications (such as Parking) and Medical Cyber Physical Systems (MCPS). He has published over 190 papers in refereed high impact journals, conferences and books, and some of his articles awarded best paper awards. Also, he has filed more than 25 patents (Nationally and Internationally) in the area of Deep Learning, Internet of Things, Cyber Physical Systems and Computer Vision. He has edited more than 25 books and has also authored 4 Books on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vehicular Ad-hoc Network, Machine learning and Internet of Things. He is a Winner of Faculty Research Award for the Year of 2020, 2021 and 2022 (consecutive three years) given by Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, India. Recently, he has been awarded the best paper award for a paper titled “A Novel Feature Extractor Based on the Modified Approach of Histogram of Oriented Gradient”, in ICCSA 2020, Italy (Europe). His current research focuses on Next Generation Machine Based Communications, Blockchain Technology, Smart and Secure Computing and Privacy. He is a regular member of the ACM, IEEE, MIRLabs, Ramanujan Mathematical Society, Cryptology Research Society, and Universal Scientific Education and Research Network, CSI and ISTE.