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Mission-Critical LTE Networks

7 May, 2019 | Mobile Communications

Article by Matthias Pätzold Alongside partner Danoffice IT, Ericsson will lead the implementation of mission-critical LTE networking equipment as well as professional services and training. The LTE networking equipment is from the 5G-ready Ericsson Radio System portfolio, including the MINI-LINK microwave backhaul solution, in combination with Ericsson Cloud Packet Core. This LTE network will significantlyRead More

Sharp Rise in Self-Driving Vehicles Patents

7 May, 2019 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann According to a study published by the European Patent Office (EPO), the number of European patent applications related to automated driving has grown 20 times faster than other technologies in recent years. The study was carried out in cooperation with the European Council for Automotive R&D. As patents are filed aheadRead More

Contactless Fare Payment on Buses, by Keolis

7 May, 2019 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Harvey Glickenstein Open payment allows users to sidestep queues at ticket machines and in stations and avoid buying a ticket from the driver, which can be more expensive. All they have to do is board the vehicles and validate their journey by holding their contactless payment card or their smartphone up against theRead More

NEW! Get your VTS Membership Certificate

8 April, 2019 | Member Updates

You can now get your IEEE and VTS membership certificates through Collabratec. To download and print your certificate: Log into Collabratec here >> Click on your name in the top right of the screen and select “Member Certificates” from the drop-down menu From the “Member Certificates” page, click on the “Download PDF” link to the rightRead More

Multi-layer Vehicle Guidance and Control

8 April, 2019 | TA Resource Center

Title: Control and Optimization of Autonomous Vehicles Speaker:  Stefano DiCairano, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, USA Description: This lecture focuses on the multi-layer nature of the guidance and control system for smart and autonomous vehicles, and on the interaction of the vehicle control system with higher level decision logics such as path planning. After reviewing a general architecture forRead More

ROboMObil: The Robotic Electric Vehicle

8 April, 2019 | Mobile Communications

Article by Ricardo de Castro and Jonathan Brembeck, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of System Dynamics and Control The ROboMObil is a by-wire electric vehicle built by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) for demonstrating the benefits of transferring advanced space and robotics technologies to electric road vehicles. This vehicle is propelled by four “wheel robots”—eachRead More

Mobile Edge Computing for the Internet of Vehicles

8 April, 2019 | Mobile Communications

Reviewed by Richard Yu, Associate EiC As an enabling technology for the Internet of Vehicles (IoV), mobile edge computing (MEC) provides potential solutions for sharing the computation capabilities among vehicles, in addition to other accessible resources. In this article, the authors first introduce a distributed vehicular edge computing solution named the autonomous vehicular edge (AVE),Read More

Safety of Autonomous Vehicles Is Business-Model-Agnostic

8 April, 2019 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann Verifying the performance and correctness of a smart factory is difficult. This is because it is more complicated to verify the functionality of a distributed system than it is to verify a centralized system. Verifying a distributed heterogeneous system such as a factory is even worse. Now imagine that the distributedRead More

5G Is Coming Around the Corner

8 April, 2019 | Mobile Communications

Article by Matthias Pätzold On 10 September 2018, AT&T announced that Ericsson is one of its technology suppliers for the operator’s nationwide 5G network. The announcement includes plans to introduce mobile 5G in five additional cities, namely, Houston; Jacksonville, Florida; Louisville, Kentucky; New Orleans, Louisiana; and San Antonio, Texas. These new cities are in additionRead More