Vehicular Communication and Intelligent Transport Systems

Date: 15/03/2018

Venue: Rama Hall

The IEEE COMSOC organized a talk on Vehicular Communication and Intelligent Transport Systems on the 15th of March 2018 in Amrita School of Engineering, Bangalore. The session sparked off at 1:30 p.m. with Nikhil, Chair of IEEE ComSoc and Mujahid, Secretary of IEEE Student Branch welcoming the speakers for the event with a compendious introduction. The event witnessed over 80 students attending in Rama Hall.

The talk commenced with the first speaker Prof. Shrikanth Tangade, Reva University expatiating on Intelligent Transport Systems and Vehicular networks with the help of visuals on V2V technology. He later emphasized on Vehicular Ad hoc networks (VANET) depicting its stand in the network hierarchy along with its major goals. A few insights on security and the criticality of time were also addressed along the way and he concluded his session by answering diverse questions put forward by the enthusiastic students. A memento was then presented to Prof.Shrikanth by Dr. Navin Kumar, Associate Prof, IEEE Bengaluru Chapter for enlightening the students with his knowledge.

The event proceeded with the next speaker Mr. Anand M, CDoT emphasizing on the importance of differentiating ‘want’ and ‘need’ in Coperative-ITS. He indulged the students in a fun packed session by putting forward numerous vivid day to day examples. He also precisely described the various static and dynamic data viewed in every vehicle. He then concluded the talk with analysis on situations that arise when the Cooperative Awareness Messages (CAM) are concatenated. A memento was then presented to Mr. Anand by Mr. Sagar Basavaraju, mentor of IEEE ComSoc, Amrita student branch for his remarkably interactive session.

The event moved on with Dr. Navin Kumar invoking the humongous scope available on ITS in our country. He then described the applications of ITS highlighting its basic types as well. He more importantly highlighted a few solution options and discussed their viability in a broad aspect with all the students.

The session progressed till 4:20 p.m. with many students engaging in proactive discussions with the speakers. Following this, Mr. Nikhil Pabbisetty, Chair, IEEE ComSoc, concluded the session with a vote of thanks acknowledging the high degree of interest shown by the students. Everyone who were a part of the event were provided with tea and snacks as refreshment towards the end of the event. The IEEE ComSoc hopes to conduct numerous talks in various fascinating fields of education for enthusiastic students.