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World Telecommunication Day Celebrations & Talk on “ICT and improving Road Safety”

Speaker: Mr. V.Raghunandan ITS; Deputy Director General, Telecom Enforcement and Resource monitoring

17 May 2013 : 45th World Telecommunication Day (WTD) as proclaimed by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2005 was celebrated jointly by four technical professional organization including IEI Kochi local Centre, IETE Kochi centre , IEEE Kochi subsection and CSI Cochin Chapter on 17th May 2013 at 6.p.m at CSI Hall Kaloor. Mr. SreePrakash.T, chairman IEI Kochi local centre welcomed the Fellows, members and participants . On the occasion of WTD Mr. Kumar , IETE Kochi centre read the message of Sh. Ban ki-Moon, Secretary General, United Nations Organization. The chief guest of the day was Mr. V.Raghunandan, ITS Deputy Director General, Telecom Enforcement and Resource monitoring . Ms. Mini Ulanat introduced the chief guest. Mr. Biju.M.G , Chairman CSI Cochin Chapter proposed vote of thanks.

Mr. Raghunandan dwelt at length on how the Internet and Communication Technologies can improve the road safety mechanism in our State. He said that sad part of the road safety is ICT itself. ICT distractions, in which texting stands on the top, is responsible for more than 50% of road traffic accidents. He also touched upon the issues like power scarcity and emphasized the point that energy security and power solutions are also an intergral part of this echo system. The talk gave an overview of 79 GHz project is an international automotive 79 GHz frequency harmonisation initiative and worldwide operating vehicular radar frequency standardisation platform.

The session was very informative and the participants were interacting with chief guest at length.

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