Recent Articles

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

Spectrum Licensing

7 November, 2017 | Mobile Communications, Publications

Article by Edward Au As one may know, spectrum is one of society’s most valuable resources. It is also one of the most important topics that standardization development organizations and international trade associations pay close attention to. This column gives you a high-level overview on this topic, and asks in particular, what is the differenceRead More

VTS Distinguished Lecturers and Speakers Program

7 November, 2017 | Member Updates

By Fabrice Labeau, VP Membership Since 2010, VTS has developed a Distinguished Lecturers (DL) program that is now one of the largest such programs within IEEE. The program was launched as a response to some of the results from the biennial VTS Membership Survey, in which members expressed a strong interest in local chapter activitiesRead More

Event Update: VTS Awards for 2017

16 October, 2017 | Events & Conferences, Member Updates

This year, VTS awards were presented during the Awards Luncheon on 26 September 2017 at VTC2017-Fall in Toronto, Canada. Some will also be presented at the Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC) in Belfort, France 11–14 December 2017. This report lists the awards presented, this year’s recipients, and a short description of each award. VTSRead More

Event Update: 2017 IEEE Fellows from VTS

16 October, 2017 | Events & Conferences, Member Updates

Congratulations to our 2017 VTS Fellows: Witold A. Krzymien  University of Alberta, Canada for contributions to radio resource management for cellular systems and networks  Witold A. Krzymień received his M.Sc. (Eng.) and Ph.D. degrees (both in Electrical Engineering) in 1970 and 1978, respectively, from the Poznań University of Technology in Poznań, Poland. He received aRead More

Bay Area Rapid Transit Extension South on the East Bay

16 October, 2017 | Publications, Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Warm Springs Extension opened for service on Saturday, 25 March 2017. The 5.4-mi extension connects the existing Fremont Station to the new Warm Springs/South Fremont Station. The new station includes 2,082 parking spots, including 42 electronic car charging stations as well as intermodal connectionsRead More

Fifth-Generation Technology Offers Trillion-Dollar Business Opportunities

16 October, 2017 | Mobile Communications, Publications

Article by Matthias Pätzold Ericsson’s The 5G Business Potential report analyzes commercial potential offered by fifth-generation (5G) industrial technology, focusing on eight key global industries including manufacturing, public safety, financial services, health care, automotive, public transport, media and entertainment, and energy utilities. Ericsson has identified a huge opportunity for telecom operators who address industry digitalization,Read More

Continued Dispute on Preferred Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technologies

16 October, 2017 | Publications, Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann As reported in the June issue of IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Department of Transportation has issued a proposed rule, “The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS); Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) Communications,” that would require auto-makers to include V2V technologies in all new light-duty vehicles. The proposed ruleRead More

Review: Unmanned-Aerial-Vehicular Networks for Small and Mini Drones

16 October, 2017 | Mobile Communications, Publications, Vehicular Technology

Article by Jingjing Wang, Chunxiao Jiang, Zhu Han, Yong Ren, Robert G. Maunder, and Lajos Hanzo UAVs are equipped with radio-communication devices and rely on unmanned autonomous flight-control programs, which have been actively developed around the world. Given their low cost, flexible maneuvering capability, and unmanned operation, UAVs have been widely used in both civilianRead More