Vehicular Networks is one of the important emerging telematics services for smart cars and has been the subject of much attention lately. A Vehicular Network provides communications among nearby vehicles and between vehicles and nearby fixed equipment, usually described as roadside equipment. Enabled by short-range to medium-range communication systems (vehicle-to-vehicle or vehicle-to-roadside), the vision of vehicular networks includes real-time and safety applications, sharing the wireless channel with mobile applications from a large, decentralized array of service providers. Vehicular safety applications include collision and other safety warnings including driver assistance in potentially dangerous situations. Non-safety applications include real-time traffic congestion and routing information, high-speed tolling, mobile infotainment, and many others. The goal of the talk is to highlight developments in the area of vehicular networks - from standards, protocols, and government efforts across the world to numerous technical & business challenges in the area.
Dr. Rajeev Shorey is the Principal Scientist at the TCS Innovation Lab, Cincinnati, USA and Bangalore, India. Prior to joining TCS Innovation Labs, Rajeev was the Program Director at IT Research Academy, Media Lab Asia, Dept of Electronics & IT, Government of India, General Motors (GM) India Science Laboratory (ISL), IBM India Research Laboratory, and SASKEN Technologies. He was the (Founder) President of NIIT University, India and is the co-founder of the COMSNETS conference. Dr. Shorey received his Ph.D. and MS (Engg) in Electrical Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India in 1997 and 1991, respectively. Dr. Shoreyâ€™s work has resulted in more than 50 publications in international journals and conferences and several US patents, all in the area of wireless, wired networks, including wireless security. He has 12 issued US patents and several pending US patents. His areas of interest are Wireless Networks, Internet, Telecommunications, Telematics, Data Security and Data Analytics. For his contributions in the area of Communication Networks, Dr. Shorey was elected a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2007. Dr. Shorey was recognized by ACM as a Distinguished Scientist in December 2014. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India and a Senior Member of IEEE.