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Supporting the Women of VTS: Resources and Activities for Professional Development and Growth – Message from VTS President

17 April, 2018 | Member Updates

All VTS members have access to a wide variety of resources that can help their professional formation and advancement, such as participation in VTS chapters worldwide, access to our excellent Distinguished Lecturer program, involvement in the organization of VTS-sponsored events such as the VTC and VPPC conference series, access to the VTS Resource Center, andRead More

Motor Vehicles Report – Smart balancing systems

12 March, 2018 | Publications, Vehicular Technology

Smart balancing systems: an ultimate solution to the weakest cell problem? By Jorge Varela Barreras, Damien Frost, David A. Howey, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK The series connection of cells in a battery pack, like in any chain, means that performance is limited by the weakest cell. If the cells were identical, thisRead More

Increasing Membership Value – Message from VTS President

12 March, 2018 | Member Updates

We are all part of a vibrant technical community of experts from around the world who are performing exciting and innovative work across various areas of vehicular technology, including 5G communications, rail systems, self-driving cars, drone technology, and electric vehicles. The Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) seeks to support such activities by providing a plethora ofRead More

Distinguished Lecturer Program – Call for Nominations

12 March, 2018 | Member Updates, Publications

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) launched the Distinguished Lecturer (DL) program in July 2011. The program has been very successful in providing VTS chapters throughout the world with presentations by leading experts on topics of interest and importance to the Vehicular Technology membership community. We are accepting DL nominations for 2018 class. The appointmentRead More

VTS Chapter Profile – IEEE-VTS National Capital Chapter

12 March, 2018 | Member Updates, Publications, Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Karl Berger, PE, VTS National Capital Chapter Chair The National Capital Chapter is a joint chapter in the Washington and Northern Virginia Sections. It has been meeting continuously since the early 1970s with monthly lunch meetings from September through May. A presentation is made at each meeting by an invited guest speaker addressingRead More

New Video: Resource Center Video – Overview of ongoing research

12 March, 2018 | Publications, TA Resource Center, Vehicular Technology

VTS members can enjoy for free the following new lectures available on the VTS Resource Center. You will need to sign in with your IEEE account to view the videos. Title: Overview of ongoing research Speaker and Affiliation: Hicham Chaoui, Carleton University, and Sousso Kelouwani, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières   Description: In vehicular technology, electricRead More

LTE-V for Sidelink 5G V2X Vehicular Communications: A New 5G Technology for Short-Range Vehicle-to-Everything Communications

6 February, 2018 | Publications, Vehicular Technology

Article by Rafael Molina-Masegosa and Javier Gozalvez This article provides an overview of the long‐term evolution-vehicle (LTE-V) standard supporting sidelink or vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications using LTE’s direct interface named PC5 in LTE. We review the physical layer changes introduced under Release 14 for LTE-V, its communication modes 3 and 4, and the LTE-V evolutions underRead More

5G Core Network Prototypes and 5G New Radio

6 February, 2018 | Mobile Communications, Publications

Article by Matthias Pätzold At the Mobile World Congress held in Shanghai in June 2017, China Mobile and Huawei jointly showcased the world’s first 5G core network prototype on a service-based architecture (SBA). The showcased prototype adheres to the Third-Generation Partnership Project’s (3GPP’s) 5G SBA standard. China Mobile has recently led the development of theRead More

Melbourne, Victoria, Expands Commuter Rail Service

6 February, 2018 | Publications, Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein The new V/Line timetable, which went into service on 27 August 2017, substantially increased the commuter rail service in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The new timetable added 151 new weekly train services to the regional network (Figure 4), boosting both weekday and weekend services, giving more choices to travelers on the Geelong,Read More

Call for Papers – VTC2018-Fall & VPPC 2018 in Chicago

6 February, 2018 | Events & Conferences, Mobile Communications, Railroad & Mass Transit, Vehicular Technology

For the first time, both the 2018 IEEE 88th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2018-Fall) and the 2018 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC 2018) will be co-located in Chicago, IL-USA from 28–31 August and delegates will have the opportunity to move freely between the two conferences. These flagship conferences of the IEEE Vehicular Technology SocietyRead More

Event Update: IEEE VPPC’2017 Conference Report

6 February, 2018 | Events & Conferences, Vehicular Technology

IEEE VPPC’2017 Conference, December 11th-14th, 2017, Belfort, France 14th IEEE VTS International Conference on Vehicular Power Propulsion Prof. Daniel Hissel, Samuel Hibon, General Co-Chairs Prof. Marie-Cécile Péra, Prof. Joao Trovao, TPC Co-Chairs A memorable event! The 2017 IEEE 14th Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC) has been held from 11 to 14 December 2017 in Belfort,Read More

Board of Governors Member Profile: Lajos Hanzo

6 February, 2018 | Member Updates, Mobile Communications

Lajos Hanzo FIEEE’2004 ( FREng, FIET, Fellow of EURASIP, received his Master degree in electronics in 1976, his doctorate in 1983 and his Doctor of Science degree in 2004.  In 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Technical University of Budapest and in 2015 by the University of Edinburgh.  In 2016 he wasRead More