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VTS Board of Governors Elections – Vote Now!

7 October, 2018 | Member Updates

Article by Javier Gozalvez, VTS Nominations Committee Chair It’s time for this year’s election of the 5 seats available for the 2019-2021 class of the VTS Board of Governors (BoG). The elections start 21 August and will end 23 October (4:00 pm Eastern Time). This year we received an unprecedented number of very high-quality candidates,Read More

Hybrid Vehicle Systems

7 October, 2018 | TA Resource Center

Title: 48V Mild Hybrid Vehicle Systems Modeling, Control and Energy Management Speaker: Yue-Yun Wang, Propulsion Systems Research Lab, General Motors Global Research and Development Description: This lecture introduces the different architectures of recently emerged 48V mild hybrid vehicle systems in the automotive market, consisting of combined electric motor/generator and engine propulsion systems with electric boosted turbocharger andRead More

6G Vision and Requirements: Is There Any Need for Beyond 5G?

7 October, 2018 | Publications

Reviewed by Richard Yu, Associate EiC, VTS Mobile World To address the question in the article’s title, the authors start by discussing earlier mobile communication systems, beginning with the first analog wireless cellular standards, then moving on to second generation (2G) [or Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)], passing third generation (3G) and fourth generationRead More

Time for Autonomous Vehicles to Connect

7 October, 2018 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann Autonomous vehicles should be connected. Autonomous vehicles may be combining data from cameras, onboard sensors, and lidars, they may be intelligent, learning, and adapting to each situation; but, if they are not connected, then they are not very smart. Active safety functions have been taken about as far as they canRead More

The Final Sprint of Fifth-Generation Toward Commercialization

7 October, 2018 | Mobile Communications

Article by Matthias Pätzold The first commercial rollouts of fifth-generation (5G) networks are expected to start this year. While mobile service providers are well on their way in planning for the introduction of 5G, consumer perceptions around this new technology are still unclear. What users expect and how service providers can ensure that 5G willRead More

Sound Transit to Build Light-Rail Maintenance Facility

7 October, 2018 | Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein Sound Transit in the Seattle, Washington, area held an open house on 17 May 2018 at its site for a new light-rail Operations and Maintenance Facility in Bellevue, Washington. The Operations and Maintenance Facility East (OMF East) is needed to support expansion of the region’s light-rail system in the city ofRead More

Three-for-One Super-Event in Chicago!

7 October, 2018 | Events & Conferences

Article by VTS Conference Team Chicago is a town that boasts many firsts, the first mail order business, the first elevated railway, and the first automated bread factory. Now, it can add the first combined VTC-VPPC conference and VTS Women in Engineering luncheon to its list. The conference keynotes kicked off with Honorary Chair MartyRead More

VTC2018-Fall and VPPC 2018 Awards

7 October, 2018 | Events & Conferences

Article by VTC2018-Fall and VPPC 2018 Organizing Committee IEEE VTS VP–Conferences J. R. Cruz presented the Vehicular Technology Conference recognition awards to Dennis Roberson, General Chair; Oliver Holland, Technical Program Committee Chair; and Octavia Dobre and Miguel Sepulcre Ribes, Technical Program Committee Co-chairs. The Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference recognition awards were presented to GeneralRead More

VTS In Your Neighborhood: The Power of Local Chapters!

5 September, 2018 | Member Updates

Article by Alexander M. Wyglinski, President As members of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS), we are part of a global community made up of 4600 innovators, engineers, technologists, and scientists interested in vehicular technology. One way that members of this community can come together to exchange ideas and knowledge is through local VTS chapters.Read More

Message from IEEE VTM’s New Editor-in-Chief

5 September, 2018 | Member Updates

Article by Javier Gozálvez, EiC, IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine It is a great honor for me to join the Editorial Board of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine as Editor-in-Chief. I would like to thank Vice President—Publications Weihua Zhuang, and VTS President Alex Wyglinski, for their trust and confidence in me to lead the IEEE VehicularRead More

VTS Chapter Profile: IEEE VTS Sweden Chapter

5 September, 2018 | Member Updates

Article by Tommy Svensson, Chalmers University (Chair); Elisabeth Uhlemann, Mälardalen University (Vice-Chair) The Sweden chapter of VTS, which is a joint chapter with Information Theory and Communications Societies, has over 300 IEEE members throughout Sweden, making it one of the largest Chapters in Sweden, but also one of the most active. During 2017, a totalRead More

Railway Communications: Technologies and Services

5 September, 2018 | TA Resource Center

Title: Overview of railway communications: technologies and services Speaker: Juan Moreno, César Briso Rodriguez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Description: In railways there are many communications systems, technologies and services. Moreover, the future is also promising because it receives a lot of attention from researchers all over the world. However, it is a complex field with many differentRead More