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5G On-Glass Antennas for Connected Vehicles

12 March, 2019 | Mobile Communications

Article by Matthias Pätzold Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) DOCOMO, Asahi Glass Company (AGC Inc.), and Ericsson have teamed up to demonstrate the performance of 5G and the novel use of glass-mounted antennas on vehicles traveling at high speeds. Using glass-mounted antennas (also referred to as on-glass antennas) during a 5G field trail on 24Read More

SNCF Buys New High-Speed Trains

12 March, 2019 | Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein On 26 July 2018, the board of directors of Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français (SNCF) Mobilités approved a firm order for 100 next-generation Avelia Horizon very-high-speed trains from Alstom. SNCF, France’s state-owned railway company, believes this new generation of very-high-speed trains will make the company more profitable and competitiveRead More

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Host A Future VTC! Openings for VTC2020-Fall & VTC2021-Fall

12 March, 2019 | Events & Conferences

Article by VTS Conference Committee The IEEE VTS Conference Committee invites the submission of proposals to host VTC during the fall season in 2020 and 2021. The fall iteration of VTC is normally held in North America, so submissions should be in keeping with that tradition. But note that all proposals, even those from otherRead More

Special Issue on 5G Technologies and Applications

15 February, 2019 | Publications

Article by Javier Gozalvez, Editor-in-Chief, IEEE VTM The fifth-generation (5G) networks continue to emerge through evolved technologies that support massive users connectivity and multigigabits downloading speeds. The 5G is a service-based network that requires efficient selection of sliced architectures considering connected end-user and requested standard slice type. The key advances over previous generations include spectrumRead More

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion

12 February, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by Alexander M. Wyglinski, President IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) is a technical community with 4,600 members worldwide. Our mission is to support the professional development and growth of all members via a wide range of services and activities: conferences, publications, workshops, online resources, chapters, and distinguished lecturer seminars. Most of these services andRead More

MESSAGE FROM THE VP—MOBILE RADIO: New Initiatives in Wireless

12 February, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by Jae Hong Lee 5G networks are meant to support three usage scenarios: enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), massive machine type communication (mMTC), and ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC). These capabilities make it practical to provide various new services such as V2X and factory automation with IoT. IEEE VTS actively participates in the IEEE FutureRead More

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 2019: Society Awards

12 February, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by Gordon L. Stüber, Chair, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Awards Committee Each year, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society offers five prestigious awards that recognize outstanding Individual accomplishment. Please consider nominating an eligible candidate. Additional information about the awards, eligibility of candidates, as well as nomination forms are available at the IEEE VTS website. The dueRead More

From the IEEE VTS Resource Center: Battery Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Machines and Drives

12 February, 2019 | TA Resource Center

Battery Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Machines and Drives Title: Fundamentals of Battery Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Machines and Drives Speaker: K. T. Chau, University of Hong Kong Description: With ever increasing concern on our environment, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) are becoming popular. While electric vehicles (EVs) involve multidisciplinary technologies, oneRead More

4G/5G Spectrum Sharing: Efficient 5G Deployment to Serve Enhanced Mobile Broadband and Internet of Things Applications

12 February, 2019 | Publications, Vehicular Technology

Reviewed by Richard Yu, Associate EiC, VTS Mobile World The fifth-generation (5G) has been developed for supporting diverse services, such as enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), massive machine-type communication (mMTC) and ultrareliable lowlatency communication (URLLC). The latter two constitute Internet of Things (IoT) enablers. The new spectrum released for 5G deployments are primarily above 3 GHzRead More

World’s First 5G Distributed Concert

12 February, 2019 | Mobile Communications

Article by Matthias Pätzold On 22 June 2018, Ericsson announced that the company provided 5G mobile technology to demonstrate that the most advanced communication technology is able to connect London and Berlin in music and song. The 2,000-year-old Roman Amphitheatre in the Guildhall Complex, London’s oldest entertainment venue, has embraced 5G technology to team upRead More

Bombardier Wins Contract to Provide up to 50 TRAXX MS3 Locomotives to CD Cargo

12 February, 2019 | Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein On 21 August 2018 Bombardier Transportation and CD Cargo, the freight subsidiary of Czech Railways, announced the signing of a purchase agreement for up to 50 of the newest generation of Bombardier TRAXX Multisystem (MS) locomotives. MS series locomotives can operate using more than one source of overhead electric power orRead More

Calls for Papers: VTC2019-Spring, VTC2019-Fall, CAVS 2019 and VPPC 2019

12 February, 2019 | Events & Conferences

Article by the VTS Conference Committee VTC2019-Spring in Kuala Lumpur Registration is now available for those who wish to attend VTC2019-Spring in Kuala Lumpur! Please go to this link to begin registration. While registering, you may want to consider attending one of our many engaging workshops. Additionally, we have secured a diverse selection ofRead More