Message from the IEEE VTS President: 2019—A Year of Opportunity!

9 January, 2019 | Breaking News, Member Updates
Article by Alexander M. Wyglinski, IEEE VTS President

With the start of a new year, there is much to be looking forward to in 2019. This is especially true with respect to the activities and services offered by IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) in support of your professional development growth!

In this message, I would like to share with you several of these exciting VTS activities and services so that you can explore these opportunities in order to engage, learn, and grow:

In addition to these services and activities, VTS is very active in supporting its young professional members and female members by organizing events such as panel discussions, workshops, and invited speaker luncheons; definitely stay tuned for announcements of these events in 2019!

Furthermore, consider attending the workshops, tutorials, and lectures put together by our VTS technical committees such as those in propagation, land mobile radio, autonomous vehicles, drones, and electric railway systems. Finally, find out the latest advances and insights from industry leaders within the VTS community by attending one of our industry programs at an upcoming VTC conference.

In order to help organize these activities, events, and services, we have an amazing VTS team for 2019 consisting of a dedicated and hardworking group of volunteers. These volunteers are focused on providing all of you with the services needed in order to keep you current with the cutting edge in vehicular technology, enabling you all to grow professionally via networking opportunities, and expand your knowledge base in mobile radio, land transportation, electric vehicles, and many others areas related to vehicular technology. This VTS team includes volunteers such as:

As you can see, 2019 is going to be an exciting year for vehicular technology, and I truly hope that you will take advantage of these opportunities in order to support your professional development and growth!

If you have any questions, suggestions, ideas, or comments on how VTS can better serve you and the rest of the VTS membership, please do not hesitate to let me know by contacting me at

Wishing you all a prosperous and joyous Happy New Year 2019, and looking forward to serving you all!


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