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MEET ISRAEL HERNANDEZ QUINTO

Israel is a current student of Mechatronics Engineering at Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus Cuernavaca located in Israel’s own hometown of Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.

This summer, Israel will be working alongside Dr. Ishwar Singh and Dr. Dan Centea to research two types of communications: Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I).

Israel is excited about his research in this area because “They will take an important place in the future of smart cities [.] They will allow our vehicle and roadways to count with intelligence.” This technology is also expected to make the world much more accessible by communicating with the visually impaired about such things as bus routes.

In addition to exploring V2V and V2I, Israel is also learning about Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC), a new piece of equipment introduced to Israel by Dr. Ishwar Singh. Produced in Australia, DSRC’s purpose is to facilitate V2V and V2I applications.

Right now, Israel is using DSRC for sending data across 1000m distances, gathering readings from Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), interfacing with laptop/desktop computers, communicating with vehicle devices through the CAN Bus, and playing alarm sounds through a speaker.

Israel’s hope is that by doing these demos and documenting his research, B.Tech. students and other researchers can build off of his findings.

Outside of his research, Israel is looking forward to exploring Canadian tourism sites. While he has travelled to MIT in Boston for a Nanotechnology course, this is his first time in Canada. As a self-described curious person, Israel is excited about exploring the buildings, the food, and the culture throughout southwest Ontario.

Welcome to McMaster University, Israel!