A Low-cost Vehicle Tracking Platform using Secure SMS

Rune Hylsberg Jacobsen, Drini Aliu, Emad Ebeid


This paper investigates the possibility of elevating SMS (Short Message Service) to support a cloud-based vehicle-tracking platform. A secure application protocol over SMS is introduced to circumvent the security issues that may succumb the SMS. We propose a cost-effective Internet of Things (IoT) solution to countries dominated with GSM mobile infrastructure taking into consideration technology usage and the mobile network infrastructure available. A commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) IoT device such as the Raspberry Pi single board computer is depicted relying on GPS-GSM technologies envisioned as the in-vehicle device. Furthermore, a cloud web-platform is built involving the de-facto modern web-applications standards and carefully tailored concerning the security aspects. The cost-effectiveness of our solution results from the use of COTS components, open source software, and cheap SMS subscription packages.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Jacobsen R., Aliu D. and Ebeid E. (2017). A Low-cost Vehicle Tracking Platform using Secure SMS . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security - Volume 1: IoTBDS, ISBN 978-989-758-245-5, pages 157-166. DOI: 10.5220/0006366201570166

in Bibtex Style

author={Rune Hylsberg Jacobsen and Drini Aliu and Emad Ebeid},
title={A Low-cost Vehicle Tracking Platform using Secure SMS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security - Volume 1: IoTBDS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security - Volume 1: IoTBDS,
TI - A Low-cost Vehicle Tracking Platform using Secure SMS
SN - 978-989-758-245-5
AU - Jacobsen R.
AU - Aliu D.
AU - Ebeid E.
PY - 2017
SP - 157
EP - 166
DO - 10.5220/0006366201570166