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5G Consumer Potential

23 October, 2019 | Mobile Communications

Article by Matthias Pätzold On 7 May 2019, Ericsson released a new Consumer Lab report, “5G Consumer Potential,” that busts industry myths surrounding the value of 5G for consumers and outlines the opportunities available for communications service providers. Backed by solid research from one of the biggest ever consumer expectation studies, the report looks atRead More

Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension

23 October, 2019 | Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein On 19 November 2018, Sound Transit of Tacoma, Washington, announced it had begun construction of the 2.4- mi Hilltop Tacoma Link Extension, which expands the current rail line from the Theater District in downtown Tacoma to the Stadium District and Hilltop neighborhoods. The project includes relocating the Theater District station andRead More

In Africa: IEEE WAC 2019

23 October, 2019 | Events & Conferences

Article by Sunil Maharaj, IEEE WAC 2019 General Chair The 2nd IEEE Wireless Africa Conference (WAC) was held in the beautiful city of Pretoria, South Africa on 19 – 20 August 2019. WAC 2019 took place at the University of Pretoria’s Future Africa campus and facilities, and enjoyed wonderful support from the local team. The second majorRead More

VTS/EA Online Guide on Autonomous Vehicle Technology Now Available!

23 October, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by Alexander M. Wyglinski, President One of the primary goals of VTS is to support the professional development and growth of all of its members across the numerous areas of vehicular technology (including connected, autonomous, and electric vehicles). We do this by offering a wide range of services, products, and activities, such as conference andRead More

What’s New for IEEE VTS

23 October, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by Peter Chong, IEEE Press VTS Liaison Call for Short Book Proposals on VT Topics VTS and IEEE Press are looking for Short Book proposals for the topics related to vehicular technologies. Short books are normally between 80 and 120 pages on current hot topics. The accepted short books will be published by Wiley-IEEERead More

Battery Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

23 October, 2019 | TA Resource Center

Title: Fundamentals of Battery Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Machines and Drives Speaker: K.T. Chau, University of Hong Kong Description: With ever-increasing concern on our environment, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) are becoming popular. While electric vehicles (EVs) involve multidisciplinary technologies, one of their key technologies is machines and drives. In this lecture, an overviewRead More

Emergency Vehicle Priority Systems

23 October, 2019 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann Zero-Sum and Toyota InfoTechnology conducted a demonstration experiment showcasing an emergency vehicle priority system that uses an international vehicle-to-everything (V2X) standard originating from Japan based on the ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) band. This demonstration aimed at addressing and solving one of the most important challenges faced today by emergency vehicles such as ambulances:Read More

The Next Generation: Beyond 5G

23 October, 2019 | Mobile Communications

Article by Matthias Pätzold NTT DOCOMO and Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) conducted radio wave propagation experiments at frequencies up to 150 GHz. The frequency bands from 100 to 300 GHz are expected to enable further high-speed and large-capacity communications for the next generation beyond 5G. In the experiments, the two companies measured and analyzed theRead More

New Light Rail for New South Wales

23 October, 2019 | Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein On 18 February 2019, Keolis Downer—the Australian subsidiary of the French company Keolis that operates the oldest tram network in the world—started operation of a new light-rail line in the New South Wales city of Newcastle. Testing was performed by 14 drivers, who operated the vehicles for more than 1,000 tripsRead More

Announcing: Our First Workshop on Diversity, at VTC2019-Fall

6 August, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by Alexander M. Wyglinski, President Diversity is one of the core strengths of VTS. Our great diversity enables us to bring together new insights and opportunities regarding emerging concepts in areas such as Mobile radio 5G Connected vehicles Electric railways Motor vehicles Autonomous vehicles Sometimes we think of diversity within the context of whetherRead More

Great News from the InCites Journal Citations Reports

6 August, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by Weihua Zhuang, VP—Publications I am delighted to report that VTS publications have been doing well in servicing the technical community. Both our two main journals, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT) and IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine (VTM), provide a high quality and high impact venue for the researchers and engineers to publish newRead More

Bringing VTS to the Forefront of Future Publishing

6 August, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by Sumei Sun, Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology (OJVT) It is a great honor for me to join the Editorial Board of the IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology (OJVT) as its inaugural Editor-in-Chief. I would like to thank VTS Vice President—Publications Weihua Zhuang, VTS President Alex Wyglinski, and the VTS BoardRead More