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Co-design Optimization of Intelligent Electric Vehicles

9 July, 2019 | Vehicular Technology

Summary by Lyu Chen Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs) exhibit a multidisciplinary nature. Intelligent vehicles are a typical example of CPS which have recently gained increasing attention from academia, automotive industry, and governmental organizations. Meanwhile, electrified vehicles have been a key topic of R&D for decades, due to the fossil fuel crisis and stringent standards on vehicleRead More

Trusting Autonomous Vehicles

9 July, 2019 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann Visitors at the 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, were given the opportunity to teleoperate a 5G-connected T-pod, Einride’s autonomous all-electric truck, which was located at AstaZero, a test site outside Gothenburg, Sweden. The MWC in Barcelona is said to be the largest mobile event in the world, bringingRead More

5G Mobile Platforms

9 July, 2019 | Mobile Communications

Article by Matthias Pätzold The third annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit was held on Maui, Hawaii, on 4–6 December 2018. This event featured several industry milestones related to 5G mobile communication systems and the Snapdragon mobile platforms. During the second day of the technology summit, Qualcomm Technologies unveiled the Snapdragon 855 chipset, the company’s newestRead More

Rhine-Ruhr Section of Germany Receives New Trains

9 July, 2019 | Railroad & Mass Transit

Article  by Harvey Glickenstein Through a targeted extension of the railway network, the RRX is expected to replace roughly 31,000 individual car trips every working day. The municipalities involved in the new RRX rail transport concept commissioned Siemens to supply 82 electric multiple units, type Desiro High Capacity (HC). As part of the project, SiemensRead More


9 July, 2019 | Events & Conferences

The VTC2019-Spring conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28 April – 1 May 2019 was a huge success, with 352 papers presented for the 495 attendees. The conference began on Sunday with four educational tutorials and eight workshops on topics ranging from: Wireless communications and networks Artificial intelligence and deep learning Smart cities Internet ofRead More

Action in Land Transportation Standards

11 June, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by Gary Touryan, Vice President Land Transportation The Land Transportation Division of VTS manages the development of (US and Canadian) standards for rail passenger vehicles, trains and systems, automatic train control, and electrical power distribution systems. This work is accomplished through the Rail Transportation Standards Committee (RTSC), which consists of two subcommittees and severalRead More

Chapter Profile: IEEE VTS Singapore

11 June, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by Chau Yuen, Chair The VTS Singapore Chapter has 35 members. The current chapter officers are: Chair: Chau Yuen Vice-chair: Boon Hee Soong Finance Chair: Chin Sean Sum Secretary: Ernest Kurniawan On 23 April 2019, the IEEE VTS Singapore Chapter and the local Comsoc chapter organized a joint workshop on 6G. The presenters includedRead More

From the VTS Resource Center: The Control of Self-Driving Cars

11 June, 2019 | TA Resource Center

Title: Impact of Environmental Information on the Control of Self-Driving Cars Speaker:  Raghvendra Cowlagi and Alexander Wyglinski, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Description: Vehicular autonomy, ranging from driver assistance to full self-driving autonomy, and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) wireless connectivity promises to revolutionize the safety, reliability, and energy-efficiency of future automotive transportation. Connected autonomous vehicles (CAVs) are cyber-physical systems with increasingly complexRead More

Mobile Edge Computing for Vehicular Networks

11 June, 2019 | Vehicular Technology

Review by Richard Yu, Associate Editor-in-Chief To meet the requirements of real-time and mission critical applications in vehicular networks, mobile edge computing (MEC) has become an emerging ecosystem that extends the centralized cloud computing capability to the edge close to terminal devices. Although MEC can bring various benefits, such as high-efficiency use of mobile backhaulRead More

Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems

11 June, 2019 | Mobile Communications

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann Cohda Wireless, headquartered in Australia, has focused on chips to enable autonomous vehicles to connect with other vehicles and with Smart City infrastructure via V2X communications. These connections span vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) capabilities. In the quest to deliver V2X capabilities to the volume automotive market, developers seekRead More

Mobile Consumer Behavior

11 June, 2019 | Mobile Communications

Article by Matthias Pätzold Despite the negativity created by recent privacy scandals, social media usage is still on the rise. Its platforms are witnessing an increase in users and the average amount of time those users spend on them. The latest report from Ericsson Consumer Lab, “#OMG Social Media is Here to Stay,” aimed toRead More