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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