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WCNPS 2018 in Brasília, Brazil

9 January, 2019 | Events & Conferences

The 3rd edition of the Workshop on Communication Networks and Power Systems (WCNPS) in Brasília included technical presentations, keynote talks and short courses in the areas of communication networks, power systems, and vehicular technologies. The technical presentations consisted of 21 peer-reviewed papers and 14 invited keynote speakers, and came from 8 different countries (US, Italy,Read More

2018—A Year In Reflection

18 December, 2018 | Member Updates

Article by Alexander M. Wyglinski, President Thematically speaking, many of the activities and services organized by VTS members for our community during 2018 can be categorized into the following: Industry Engagement 2018 has been an outstanding year for providing services to our industry members. We organized our first Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) industry summitRead More

Call for IEEE Fellow Nominations

18 December, 2018 | Member Updates

Article by Abbas Jamalipour IEEE Fellow recognizes IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. The total number of new IEEE Fellows selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting Institute membership. The IEEERead More

Write a Book with IEEE Press!

18 December, 2018 | Member Updates

Article by Ernest Worthman Since my appointment as IEEE Press VTS Liaison last summer, I have worked with IEEE Press to put programs into place that will attract future authors. Among these efforts is working with IEEE Press and others to acquire book content. We will be running a call for author advertisement in bothRead More

First VTS School in Latin America & Caribbean

18 December, 2018 | Events & Conferences

Article by Carlos A. Lozano-Garzon, Andres Navarro Cadavid and Javier Gozalvez VTS and the VTS Colombia chapter have organized the first-ever VTS School in Latin America & Caribbean. The school took place at the University of Los Andes in Bogotá (Colombia) on 8 – 9 November 2018, and welcomed around 30 attendees from government, academiaRead More

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Standardization of Autonomous Driving

18 December, 2018 | Member Updates

Article by Ricardo DeCastro At the beginning of 2018, the VTS BoG approved the creation of the Ad Hoc Committee on Autonomous Vehicles (AVs). This committee is responsible for developing a community within the VTS interested in the design, implementation, and deployment of autonomous ground vehicles. Because of the complexity and safety-critical nature of autonomousRead More

IEEE VTS Resource Center: Industrial IoT-Connected Railways

18 December, 2018 | TA Resource Center

Title: Unleashing the Potential of Industrial IoT-Connected Railways Speaker: Paula Fraga-Lamas, University of A Coruña Description: The railway industry is compelled to exploit the opportunities created by the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and enabling communication technologies under the paradigm of `Internet of Trains’ in order to remain competitive. This webinar explains the evolution of communication technologies sinceRead More

Wearable Communications in 5G: Challenges and Enabling Technologies

18 December, 2018 | Mobile Communications

Reviewed by Richard Yu, Associate EiC, VTS Mobile World As wearable devices become more integrated into our daily lives, traditional communication networks primarily designed for human-being-oriented applications are facing tremendous challenges. The forthcoming fifth-generation (5G) wireless systems look to support unprecedented high capacity, low latency, and massive connectivity. In this article, we examine key challengesRead More

Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

18 December, 2018 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann A cloud-based service, Connected Safety, will allow Volvo trucks and Volvo cars to automatically alert each other to hazardous traffic situations. The two independent vehicle manufacturers are allowing their respective vehicles to share real-time traffic hazard information via their clouds. When a driver switches on the hazard warning lights, the vehicleRead More

eSports Experience with 5G

18 December, 2018 | Mobile Communications

Article by Matthias Pätzold eSports is a form of competition using video games. With leagues and tournaments worldwide, eSports has a rapidly growing fan base of tens of millions via live events and streaming. Australian gamers and eSports fans got a taste of how 5G will transform mobile gaming in an ultralow latency demonstration stagedRead More

First Low-Floor Passenger Train Powered by Hydrogen-Fuel Cell in Europe

18 December, 2018 | Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein On 6 February 2018, Alstom was awarded the Europe 1 Mobility Trophy for the Alstom Coradia iLint. The Coradia Lint is a single-unit or two-unit articulated railcar manufactured by Alstom, offered in diesel and hydrogen models. Lint is short for leichter innovativer Nahverkehrstriebwagen, or light innovative local transport rail vehicle. ItRead More

CALLS FOR PAPERS: IEEE VTC2019-Spring in Kuala Lumpur

18 December, 2018 | Events & Conferences

Article by VTS Conference Committee As an adjunct to the VTC2019-Spring conference, the Technical Program Committee is opening a Recent Results track that will offer the opportunity for rapid publication of emerging work by industry and academia. Authors have the option of seeking an oral or poster presentation accompanied by a paper in the proceedings,Read More