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IEEE 5G World Forum – Early Registration ends 15 June!

13 June, 2018 | Events & Conferences

Collaborate with global 5G experts at the IEEE 5G World Forum 2018 (http://ieee-wf-5g.org/) which will be held on 9-11 July 2018 in Santa Clara, California, USA. We have exceptional expert speakers, technical sessions and more. Grab the early-bird discount by registering no later than 15 June. Learn more at: http://ieee-wf-5g.org/.   VTS members are invited to check outRead More

Message from the VP—Land Transportation

13 June, 2018 | Member Updates

Article by David Thurston Rail Standards within the LTD have been very busy. VTS is the sole sponsor for many important Standards and Guidelines that are used by the rail and transit industries for specifying, constructing and maintaining rail systems in every electrical discipline. Anyone interested in working on these committees can contact me forRead More

Board of Governors Profile: James Irvine

13 June, 2018 | Member Updates

Dr. James Irvine is a Reader in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, where he leads the Mobile Communications Group, as well as the Communications Theme of the Power Networks Demonstration Centre. He currently heads the Industry IoT workpackage of the 5GRuralFirst testbed, a collaboration of more thanRead More

Fundamentals of Connected Vehicles

13 June, 2018 | TA Resource Center

Title: Fundamentals of Connected Vehicles Speaker: Alex Wyglinski, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Description: This presentation will consist of the following modules: (1) Wireless connectivity in vehicular environments: Compared to other transmission environments, vehicular wireless networks operating in temporally and spatially dynamic topologies are very challenging to implement. Given the requirements of these networks to possess low latencyRead More

Modeling and Simulation of Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles

13 June, 2018 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Luis Silva and Cristian De Angelo The improvement of computational resources transformed the Modeling and Simulation (M&S) stage into a key task during the prototyping of novel vehicle concepts. It helps the design allowing the evaluation of new concepts/topologies under faulty or dangerous conditions. It is also useful for tuning controllers and evaluatingRead More

5G Multiscale Mobility – A Look at Current and Upcoming Models in the Next Technology Era

13 June, 2018 | Mobile Communications

Reviewed by Richard Yu, Associate EiC, VTS Mobile World The forthcoming fifth-generation (5G) mobile wireless system is likely to lead to an increasingly heterogeneous data-demand pattern, including a small number of high-data-rate mobile broadband links and a large number of low-data-rate Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Aspects that govern seamless mobility between different access technologies,Read More

Toyota Evaluates Blockchain for Connected Vehicles, and Apple Renews a Patent

13 June, 2018 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann The Toyota Research Institute is exploring blockchain and distributed ledger technology to foster a digital environment where both business and consumer users may securely share driving and autonomous vehicle testing data, manage ride-share and car-share transactions, and store vehicle usage information that could be employed in setting insurance rates. Blockchain technologyRead More

5G Pre-commercial Tests: Readiness on the Horizon

13 June, 2018 | Mobile Communications

Article by Matthias Pätzold During the Fourth Global 5G event, LGU+ partnered with Huawei to complete the world’s first large-scale 5G network test in a precommercial environment in the Gangnam District, Seoul. This network consists of both 3.5- and 28-GHz base stations. The test also helped to successfully verify the technologies of Internet Protocol televisionRead More

California High-Speed Rail Authority Announces Early Train Operator Contract

13 June, 2018 | Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein On 15 November 2017, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Board of Directors approved the awarding of a contract for early train operator services to DB Engineering and Consulting USA. The early train operator will assist the CHSRA with planning, designing, and implementing the nation’s first true high-speed rail program. TheRead More

JRC – Joint Rail Conference 2018

13 June, 2018 | Events & Conferences

Article by David Thurston, VTS VP—Land Transportation The 2018 JRC (Joint Rail Conference) took place 18-20 April 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. This international conference is the premier technical event in North America for: Freight and passenger rail transportation Mechanical, electrical, civil, and systems engineering Rail safety Planning, design, and manufacturing Financing, operations, and management ThisRead More

Three Events in One: Come to Chicago!

13 June, 2018 | Events & Conferences

Three-In-One coming this fall! 2018 IEEE 88th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2018-Fall) IEEE VPPC 2018 IEEE Connected and Automated Vehicles Symposium IEEE VTS has three groups convening in one location this fall and Chicago is the chosen destination. The 2018 IEEE 88th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2018-Fall), IEEE VPPC 2018 and the IEEE Connected and Automated VehiclesRead More

CALL FOR PAPERS – IEEE Wireless Africa 2018

13 June, 2018 | Events & Conferences

IEEE Wireless Africa 2018 is sponsored by IEEE VTS and is the first IEEE conference on wireless technologies to be held in Africa. The event will be hosted by the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT), Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 24–25 September 2018. The conference aims to provide a platform for wireless researchersRead More