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Event Update: IEEE VTS Symposium in mHealth China 2017

8 August, 2017 | Events & Conferences

Article by Bingli Jiao, IEEE VTS Beijing Chapter Chair The 7th Conference of mHealth China is a leading event in the areas of mobile health and digital hospital in China. Over 700 people attended this event, coming from industry, universities, and hospitals in China. The invited keynote speakers included Academicians of the Chinese Academy ofRead More

Board of Governors Member Profile: F. Richard Yu

8 August, 2017 | Member Updates

F. Richard Yu received his PhD degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2003. From 2002 to 2006, he was with Ericsson (in Lund, Sweden) and a start-up in California, USA. He joined Carleton University in 2007, where he is currently a Professor. He received the following: ▪ IEEE OutstandingRead More

IEEE VTS Standards: Light Communications for Wi-Fi

8 August, 2017 | Mobile Communications, Publications

Article by Edward Au While it is well-known that IEEE 802.11 develops standards and amendments for RF-based Wi-Fi technologies, you may not realize that there is some past history of using non-RF technologies for Wi-Fi. Back when IEEE 802.11 developed its first standards, there had been an infrared-based solution. The early proponents who proposed theRead More

Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems

8 August, 2017 | Publications, Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann The European Strategy on Cooperative ITS—submitted by the European Commission in November 2016, and reported in the March issue of IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine—also addresses technologies and frequencies. Cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS) messages will be transmitted for a wide range of services in various transport situations and between different actors.Read More

Research and Development Towards 5G

8 August, 2017 | Mobile Communications, Publications

Article by Matthias Pätzold Samsung Electronics America and Verizon announced that they have completed the deployment of 5G systems in five U.S. cities in preparation for beginning customer trials of 5G technology. The customer trials will deliver fixed wireless access to customers through 5G connectivity to gauge user experiences, evaluate the performance of 5G technologies,Read More

The Third High-Speed Rail Line in South Korea

8 August, 2017 | Publications, Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein South Korea’s Sudokwon high-speed line, the third high-speed rail line in the country, entered revenue service on 2 December 2016. The line includes three stations, is 38-mile long, and connects to the existing SeoulBusan high-speed line. Almost 32 mi of the new line is in a tunnel. Alstom, as part ofRead More

VTS Chapter Profile: The IEEE VTS Tokyo Chapter

10 July, 2017 | Member Updates

Article by Takahiro Asai, VTS Tokyo Chapter Secretary The Tokyo Chapter has VTS members in many sections of Japan, i.e. Tokyo, Sapporo, Sendai, Sin-Etsu, Nagoya, Kansai, Hiroshima, Shikoku, and Fukuoka. The chapter committee consists of: Chair: Professor Fumiyuki Adachi, Tohoku University Vice-chair: Professor Mamoru Sawahashi, Tokyo City University Vice-chair: Shigeto Hiraguri, Railway Technical Research InstituteRead More

Board of Governors Member Profile: Bih-Yuan Ku

10 July, 2017 | Member Updates

Bih-Yuan Ku received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University, Taiwan in 1984, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University, NY, USA. He is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. His research and technical services focus mainly on the electrical sideRead More

IEEE VTS Report: Board of Governors Meeting in Sydney, Australia

10 July, 2017 | Events & Conferences, Member Updates

By James Irvine The VTS Board of Governors met on 6 June 2017 in Sydney at VTC2017-Spring. Finances are always a major part of this second meeting of the year, since VTS is required to agree its budget for 2018 in July. The Society has had a very successful 2016, generating a surplus of overRead More

Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems

10 July, 2017 | Publications, Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann The proposed rule issued in December 2016 by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) requires automakers to include vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technologies in all new light-duty vehicles. The rule suggests developing standardized messaging technology together with industry that would advance the deployment of connected vehicle technologies throughout the United States. The noticeRead More

Research and Development Towards 5G

10 July, 2017 | Mobile Communications, Publications

Article by Matthias Pätzold Nokia has successfully carried out the world’s first connection based on the Verizon fifth-generation (V5G) technical forum (TF) interface, which is known as the industry-agreed specification for prestandard 5G applications. The test adds another key component to the development of 5G technologies and the execution of the first 5G applications, demonstratingRead More

New Streetcars for San Francisco

10 July, 2017 | Publications, Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein At a total of 215 vehicles, the SFMTA contract is Siemens’ largest US light rail order ever. The base contract for US$648 million covers 175 vehicles. Including 85 optional additional vehicles, the total contract is for US$1.2 billion. This order will expand the SFMTA light-rail fleet by more than 70% whenRead More