The Smart Tech 2019—A Symposium on Vehicle Tracking Technology concluded today in the national capital. The two-day conference, organized by Smart Mobility Association deliberated on numerous dynamic developments taking place in vehicle tracking technology space in India as well as across the globe, and the present and future of navigation, connectivity, smart transport and telecom applications.
India Inc., which has laid a lot of thrust on digitization in the recent past, is planning to spend about Rs. 1.91 trillion on the development of its major smart cities. A substantial amount of money is going towards road constructions, fleet tracking, traffic management, etc. More and more public transport is expected to have installed with VT technology in the near future.
The one-of-its-kind event successfully fulfilled its promise of portraying myriad perspectives, challenges, scope, and the road ahead for vehicle tracking and allied industries, as it witnessed enthusiastic participation of more than 250 delegates from the auto, IT & telecom, mobility, and other sectors. The initiative was supported by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways of The Government of India, Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT), Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) Limited, among other big names in the industry.
A ceremonial ribbon-cutting marked the beginning of The Smart Tech 2019 on day one. An exhibition displaying smart technologies and devices was also launched on the sidelines of the conference.
Mr. Rajiv Arora, General Secretary, Smart Mobility Association welcomed shed light on the advancements and changing the landscape of VT technology with the advent of real-time tracking, geofencing zones, and new-age sensors.
The economic scenario of today demands increased productivity while driving down costs and many businesses are now looking for innovative ways to refine their processes. We are hopeful that this forum shall offer a cross-industry perspective towards this direction, and put forth best practices of vehicle tracking technology in India as well as across the globe,
added Mr. Arora.
Mr. Dinesh Tyagi, Director, ICAT congratulated the organizersof the eventand said,
Off late,a dire need has been felt to have platforms where discussions can be initiated about new age smart devices and technologies. I am sure Smart Tech 2019 will address this issue and provide a comprehensive knowledge platform for all the industry experts and professionals alike.
Following the inaugural session, six power-packed and enlightening knowledge sharing sessions, as well as two-panel discussions, were held over two consecutive days, covering diverse but crucial topics around updates in vehicle tracking and navigation, telecom connectivity and GNSS systems, intelligent vehicles, smart cities/smart mobility, VAS/ autonomous vehicles and policy & industry. Novel industry-relevant topics like IoT enhancing customer experience and safety, Futuristic Application of Vehicle Tracking, e-Sim for vehicle tracking applications etc. were taken up by the speakers.
Mr. Vadiraj S. Katti, Managing Director, iTriangle Infotech talked about the trends, opportunities, and challenges in Vehicle Telematics, while Mr. Arnab Biswas from DIMTS shared his thoughts on the topic “Vehicle Tracking and Beyond”. Mr. Manish Saxena from ISRO imparted his knowledge on NAVic: India’s indigenous the navigation system and its Application.
As the Government of India has already initiated implementation of AIS-140 standard compliance in all Public Service Vehicles, the concluding panel discussion on day one of the event threw light on the key challenges of its implementation, whereas the second day’s the panel delved deep into policy frameworks for Intelligent Transport System (ITS) in India.
Among other notable speakers and panelists at the event were Mr. Apurbo Kirty, CAE, Sr. GM, Mahindra & Mahindra; Mr. Yash Pal Sachar, GM, Honda Cars; Mr. Mahesh Gautam, DGM Sales, Ashok Leyland; Mr. Alok Jaitley, Vice President, Maruti Suzuki; Mr. Anshuman Roy, Rosmerta Autotech; Mr. Bhupesh Kanyal, Panasonic; and Mr. M Ramshekhar, MD & CEO, DIMTS. The various sessions and panels were sponsored by Road Point India GPS, Sensorise, Trak N Tell, Rosmerta Technologies Limited.
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