Integration of Blockchain and RFID system for Road Safety

  • Erick Jones
  • Abhisheksinh Rathore Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering University of Texas of Arlington, Arlington, Texas, United States
Keywords: Blockchain, RFID technology, Internet of Things, Black Ice, prevention measure, Roadways & Bridges


Black ice refers to an ice coating formation on the top surface of roads. The detection of this layer is not possible through naked eyes yet it’s vital information to avoid skidding of vehicles or accidents. Due to this reason, we saw a need to use external sensors to detect black ice formation. Its formation causes huge losses and damages to government properties, human life. Governments in different nations are taking various precautionary measures for the treatment and prevention of black ice. This project is focused on anticipating the formation of black ice using the Internet of Things, edge computing for better data transmission, and a secure blockchain database along with sensors to detect black ice formation. Blockchain technology is also being implemented for further precautionary measures to prevent accidents by crowdsourcing the necessary data