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Message from the President—Standardization Activities and VTS: Get Involved!

7 October, 2018 | Member Updates

Article by Alexander M. Wyglinski, President IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) is an applications-driven technical community focused on advancing the current state-of-the-art in technologies such as mobile radio, land transportation, and motor vehicles. Our global community is active in the creation and dissemination of new theoretical concepts and knowledge. Many VTS members are also engagedRead More

Message from the Vice President—Conferences

7 October, 2018 | Events & Conferences

Article by J. R. Cruz, IEEE VTS Vice President—Conferences For background, VTS continually supports numerous conferences, symposia, workshops and tutorials through its conference portfolio both in terms of financial sponsorship and technical co-sponsorship. The Society’s first conference, the flagship Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), took place in 1950 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as strictly a vehicularRead More

2018 VTS Awards Ceremony

7 October, 2018 | Member Updates

Article by Gordon L. Stüber, Awards Committee Chair Best Papers Awards (2013—17) The Best Papers Awards recognize the best papers published in the Transactions of Vehicular Technology during the period 2013—17 in the following four areas: Systems, Propagation, Vehicular Electronics, and Land Transportation. Each award consists of a certificate for each co-author and a cashRead More

Call for Nominations: Distinguished Lecturers

7 October, 2018 | Member Updates

Article by Weihua Zhuang, DL Selection Committee Chair We are accepting DL nominations for 2019 class. The appointment of a DL is a two-year term, and can be renewed by one more term at most. We are particularly interested in the technical areas of autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, land transportation, vehicle power and propulsion, andRead More

VTS Board of Governors Elections – Vote Now!

7 October, 2018 | Member Updates

Article by Javier Gozalvez, VTS Nominations Committee Chair It’s time for this year’s election of the 5 seats available for the 2019-2021 class of the VTS Board of Governors (BoG). The elections start 21 August and will end 23 October (4:00 pm Eastern Time). This year we received an unprecedented number of very high-quality candidates,Read More

Hybrid Vehicle Systems

7 October, 2018 | TA Resource Center

Title: 48V Mild Hybrid Vehicle Systems Modeling, Control and Energy Management Speaker: Yue-Yun Wang, Propulsion Systems Research Lab, General Motors Global Research and Development Description: This lecture introduces the different architectures of recently emerged 48V mild hybrid vehicle systems in the automotive market, consisting of combined electric motor/generator and engine propulsion systems with electric boosted turbocharger andRead More

6G Vision and Requirements: Is There Any Need for Beyond 5G?

7 October, 2018 | Publications

Reviewed by Richard Yu, Associate EiC, VTS Mobile World To address the question in the article’s title, the authors start by discussing earlier mobile communication systems, beginning with the first analog wireless cellular standards, then moving on to second generation (2G) [or Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)], passing third generation (3G) and fourth generationRead More

Time for Autonomous Vehicles to Connect

7 October, 2018 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann Autonomous vehicles should be connected. Autonomous vehicles may be combining data from cameras, onboard sensors, and lidars, they may be intelligent, learning, and adapting to each situation; but, if they are not connected, then they are not very smart. Active safety functions have been taken about as far as they canRead More

The Final Sprint of Fifth-Generation Toward Commercialization

7 October, 2018 | Mobile Communications

Article by Matthias Pätzold The first commercial rollouts of fifth-generation (5G) networks are expected to start this year. While mobile service providers are well on their way in planning for the introduction of 5G, consumer perceptions around this new technology are still unclear. What users expect and how service providers can ensure that 5G willRead More

Sound Transit to Build Light-Rail Maintenance Facility

7 October, 2018 | Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein Sound Transit in the Seattle, Washington, area held an open house on 17 May 2018 at its site for a new light-rail Operations and Maintenance Facility in Bellevue, Washington. The Operations and Maintenance Facility East (OMF East) is needed to support expansion of the region’s light-rail system in the city ofRead More

Three-for-One Super-Event in Chicago!

7 October, 2018 | Events & Conferences

Article by VTS Conference Team Chicago is a town that boasts many firsts, the first mail order business, the first elevated railway, and the first automated bread factory. Now, it can add the first combined VTC-VPPC conference and VTS Women in Engineering luncheon to its list. The conference keynotes kicked off with Honorary Chair MartyRead More

VTC2018-Fall and VPPC 2018 Awards

7 October, 2018 | Events & Conferences

Article by VTC2018-Fall and VPPC 2018 Organizing Committee IEEE VTS VP–Conferences J. R. Cruz presented the Vehicular Technology Conference recognition awards to Dennis Roberson, General Chair; Oliver Holland, Technical Program Committee Chair; and Octavia Dobre and Miguel Sepulcre Ribes, Technical Program Committee Co-chairs. The Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference recognition awards were presented to GeneralRead More