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Event Update: IEEE CDMA Milestone event at Qualcomm

7 December, 2017 | Events & Conferences, Member Updates, Mobile Communications

The IEEE presented Qualcomm on the 7th of November 2017 with an IEEE Milestone plaque for its pioneering work in CDMA, specifically for the first demonstration of CDMA for cellular networks. Twenty-eight years ago (November 7, 1989), Qualcomm demonstrated a digital cellular radio system based upon CDMA, which significantly increased capacity, improved service quality, andRead More

Wireless Communications in High Speed Trains

7 December, 2017 | Publications, Railroad & Mass Transit, TA Resource Center

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: Wireless Communications in High Speed Trains Speaker and Affiliation: Cesar Briso Rodriguez, Technical University of Madrid   Description: Wireless communications are of great importanceRead More

Streetcars Return to Detroit

7 December, 2017 | Publications, Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein Streetcars returned to Woodward Avenue in Detroit for the first time in 61 years with the 12 May 2017 opening of the 3.3-mi segment of the QLine from Larned Street to West Grand Boulevard. M-1 Rail owns and operates the QLine, a streetcar loop that will serve 12 locations on WoodwardRead More

LTE Machine-Type Communications for IoT

7 December, 2017 | Mobile Communications, Publications

Article by Matthias Pätzold Nauto, the transportation technology company that makes driving safer and smarter, has selected Sierra Wireless, a leading provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for IoT, as the wireless connectivity solution for the North American launch of Nauto’s flagship AI-powered auto network, slated to go live in spring 2017. The launch comesRead More

Toward Autonomous Vehicles

7 December, 2017 | Publications, Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann Seoul National University (SNU) demonstrated its self-driving car on the Gyeongbu Expressway. This was the first time South Korea successfully conducted a test drive of a driverless car on the highway. South Korea thereby became the seventh country to succeed in automated highway driving since Daimler in Germany succeeded for theRead More

Call For Papers: Special Issue on Next Generation Softwarized Wireless Networks

7 November, 2017 | Mobile Communications, Publications

Fifth Generation (5G) systems need to face not only the challenging requirements of enhanced Mobile BroadBand (eMBB) use cases with multi-gigabit data rates but also of new diverse use cases associated to customers of new market segments and vertical industries (e.g., e-health, automotive, energy). Therefore, on top of supporting the evolution of the current businessRead More

IEEE VTC2017-Fall, 24–27 September 2017, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

7 November, 2017 | Events & Conferences, Vehicular Technology

By Halim Yanikomeroglu, VTC2017-Fall General Chair The 2017 IEEE 86th Vehicular Technology Conference took place in Toronto this past September. The event attracted 800+ researchers, engineers, academics, graduate students, and policy makers from all parts of the world. The conference featured 5 world-class keynotes, 7 excellent tutorials, and 475 paper presentations organized in 12 tracks plusRead More

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Goes Solar

7 November, 2017 | Publications, Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein On 25 May 2017, the board of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) unanimously authorized installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at four bus and rail stops across the city of Philadelphia. The project is SEPTA’s biggest solar initiative; when finished, it will represent one of the largest installations in the city.Read More

5G Technologies

7 November, 2017 | Mobile Communications, Publications

Article by Matthias Pätzold ZTE Corporation announced that its Pre5G TDD Massive MIMO 2.0 product has demonstrated its high-speed service in a multiuser scenario, reaching 2.1 Gb/s and setting a new single-site peak rate record at a demonstration held at Mobile World Congress 2017 [6, see original article below]. The power-on service of ZTE’s Pre5GRead More

European Cross-Border Experiments on Connected and Automated Driving

7 November, 2017 | Publications, Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann A letter of intent has been signed by 29 European countries, in which they promise to support the implementation and cooperation on cross-border initiatives for connected and automated driving (CAD). The intention is to increase cross-border collaborations to ensure secure and reliable connected and automated vehicle communications and systems. They aimRead More

Electric Vehicles and the Smart Power Grid

7 November, 2017 | Publications, Vehicular Technology

Article by Christian Wietfeld, TU Dortmund University, Germany For many reasons, electric vehicles are regarded as the key element of a future environmentally friendly form of mobility, both for individuals but also for public transport and logistics. Prominent indicators for this trend are the recent decision of China to mandate a 10% share of electricRead More

New Video: Energetic Efficiency of Connected Vehicles • Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Fundamentals

7 November, 2017 | 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. Check Out New Lectures from the International Summer School on Energetic Efficiency of Connected Vehicles 2017 Title: Fundamentals of connected vehicles Speaker and Affiliation: AlexRead More