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Stadler’s New Battery-Operated Train

8 April, 2019 | Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein The prototype of the new battery-operated FLIRT completed its demonstration trip from the Stadler grounds in Berlin’s Pankow borough to Schildow, Germany, in Brandenburg state without an external power supply. The FLIRT Akku is a full-fledged FLIRT that combines proven components with an innovative drive concept. While the traction equipment andRead More


8 April, 2019 | Events & Conferences

IEEE CAVS 2019 22–23 September 2019 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Full paper submission: 15 April 2019 With the advances in computing and communication technologies, vehicle technology has entered a new era of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs). The host of technologies that are required to enable CAVs are many and span several engineering and science disciplines.Read More

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT – 2019 VTS Conferences: Something for Everyone!

12 March, 2019 | Events & Conferences, Member Updates

Article by Alexander M. Wyglinski, President The primary mission of IEEE VTS is to provide its members from around the world with opportunities for professional development and growth via a wide range of activities, events, and services. When it comes to events, VTS has an excellent offering of high-quality, high-impact conferences it organizes every year.Read More

MESSAGE FROM THE EIC, IEEE TVT: Report on 2018 Metrics for Success

12 March, 2019 | Member Updates, Publications

Article by Nei Kato, Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology In my message for this newsletter last year, I was incredibly happy to inform readers of the positive improvement in all relevant metrics for the journal for my first year as Editor-in-Chief. Since then, a lot of work was poured into the publication to reachRead More

IEEE VTS South Africa Chapter Profile

12 March, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by Sunil Maharaj, IEEE VTS South Africa Chapter Chair South Africa established a VTS Chapter in September 2018, chaired by Professor Sunil Maharaj from the University of Pretoria. This is the first sub-Saharan VTS Chapter on the African continent. The objective is to offer the same opportunities to industry, academia, researchers and graduate studentsRead More

Upcoming IEEE VTS Conferences

12 March, 2019 | Events & Conferences

Article by VTS Conference Committee IEEE VTC2019-Spring 28 April – 1 May 2019 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Register to attend now and check out these great tutorials to add to your registration! IEEE VTC2019-Fall 22–25 September 2019 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Deadline for regular papers, tutorial proposals and workshop proposals have been extended to 25 March 2019! IEEE VPPC 2019 14 – 17 October 2019 Hanoi,Read More

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2019 VT Society Awards

12 March, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by Gordon L. Stüber, VTS Awards Committee Chair 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 requirements for candidates, as well as nomination forms are available at the IEEE VTS website. The due date for nominationsRead More

FROM THE VTS RESOURCE CENTER: Battery Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Machines and Drives

12 March, 2019 | TA Resource Center

Lectures from 1st IEEE VTS Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Summer School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Title: Formal Methods and Optimal Control Techniques for Autonomous Vehicles Speaker:  Jie Fu and Raghu Cowlagi, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (USA) Description: Jie Fu: This lecture presents several fundamental concepts of formal methods that can be used to model and analyze the behaviorRead More

The Future of Mobility!

12 March, 2019 | Mobile Communications

Article by Hicham Chaoui, Carleton University, Canada Autonomous and connected vehicle technologies are among the most active researched areas in the automotive industry because of their far-reaching impacts on our modern society. The future of mobility, deployed in part through autonomous vehicles (AVs) and connected vehicles (CVs), will change several aspects of our society inRead More

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