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EU Legislation on Vehicle Safety

6 August, 2019 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann In a drive to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on EU roads, Internal Market Committee members of the European Parliament (MEPs) aim to install safety features, such as intelligent speed assistance, an advanced emergency-braking system, and an emergency stop signal, as mandatory in all new vehicles. The draft lawRead More

5G Smartphone Trials

6 August, 2019 | Mobile Communications

Article by Matthias Pätzold Performed at the TIM laboratories based in Turin, the first over-the-air connection trials were compliant with the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) 5G New Radio Release 15 specifications, featuring Ericsson technology that uses massive multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) solutions. The test employed a smartphone based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 5G chipset, theRead More

SANDAG Receives US$80M for Trolley Extension

6 August, 2019 | Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein The Mid-Coast Trolley, an 11-mile expansion of the Metropolitan Transit System’s Blue Line, broke ground in 2016. At that time, the FTA guaranteed a US$1.04billion matching grant over a 10−year period for the US$2.17 billion expansion project. “This is a big win for the San Diego region,” said Terry Sinnott, SANDAGRead More

Making the Most of VTS: New Full Open Access Journal in Vehicular Technology

9 July, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by Alexander M. Wyglinski, President One of the many services VTS provides to its members is a collection of high-quality, high-impact, peer-reviewed journal publication venues, designed to disseminate the latest results and findings across the many areas of vehicular technology. These venues include the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2018 Impact Factor = 5.339)Read More

Call for Editors: Vehicular Technology Series

9 July, 2019 | Member Updates

Article  by Peter Chong, IEEE Press VTS Liaison IEEE Press supports a book series for IEEE Vehicular Technology Society on vehicular technology. The IEEE Press Book Series on Vehicular Technology focuses on books published by VTS members that would provide a more comprehensive and in-depth treatment of specific topics. Currently, the Series Editor position is vacant. IfRead More

Standards for IoT

9 July, 2019 | Government Regulations

Article by Edward Au There are many different kind of definitions, meanings, and interpretations on Internet of Things (IoT), because they depend heavily on, for example, the particular use cases, services and applications, objectives and contexts of interest. There is, however, a common agreement that IoT is comprised of many different kinds of interconnected devicesRead More

FROM THE VTS RESOURCE CENTER: The Control of Self-Driving Cars

9 July, 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

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