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Rhine-Ruhr Section of Germany Receives New Trains

9 July, 2019 | Railroad & Mass Transit

Article  by Harvey Glickenstein Through a targeted extension of the railway network, the RRX is expected to replace roughly 31,000 individual car trips every working day. The municipalities involved in the new RRX rail transport concept commissioned Siemens to supply 82 electric multiple units, type Desiro High Capacity (HC). As part of the project, SiemensRead More


9 July, 2019 | Events & Conferences

The VTC2019-Spring conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28 April – 1 May 2019 was a huge success, with 352 papers presented for the 495 attendees. The conference began on Sunday with four educational tutorials and eight workshops on topics ranging from: Wireless communications and networks Artificial intelligence and deep learning Smart cities Internet ofRead More

Action in Land Transportation Standards

11 June, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by Gary Touryan, Vice President Land Transportation The Land Transportation Division of VTS manages the development of (US and Canadian) standards for rail passenger vehicles, trains and systems, automatic train control, and electrical power distribution systems. This work is accomplished through the Rail Transportation Standards Committee (RTSC), which consists of two subcommittees and severalRead More

Chapter Profile: IEEE VTS Singapore

11 June, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by Chau Yuen, Chair The VTS Singapore Chapter has 35 members. The current chapter officers are: Chair: Chau Yuen Vice-chair: Boon Hee Soong Finance Chair: Chin Sean Sum Secretary: Ernest Kurniawan On 23 April 2019, the IEEE VTS Singapore Chapter and the local Comsoc chapter organized a joint workshop on 6G. The presenters includedRead More

From the VTS Resource Center: The Control of Self-Driving Cars

11 June, 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

Mobile Edge Computing for Vehicular Networks

11 June, 2019 | Vehicular Technology

Review by Richard Yu, Associate Editor-in-Chief To meet the requirements of real-time and mission critical applications in vehicular networks, mobile edge computing (MEC) has become an emerging ecosystem that extends the centralized cloud computing capability to the edge close to terminal devices. Although MEC can bring various benefits, such as high-efficiency use of mobile backhaulRead More

Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems

11 June, 2019 | Mobile Communications

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann Cohda Wireless, headquartered in Australia, has focused on chips to enable autonomous vehicles to connect with other vehicles and with Smart City infrastructure via V2X communications. These connections span vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) capabilities. In the quest to deliver V2X capabilities to the volume automotive market, developers seekRead More

Mobile Consumer Behavior

11 June, 2019 | Mobile Communications

Article by Matthias Pätzold Despite the negativity created by recent privacy scandals, social media usage is still on the rise. Its platforms are witnessing an increase in users and the average amount of time those users spend on them. The latest report from Ericsson Consumer Lab, “#OMG Social Media is Here to Stay,” aimed toRead More

Bay Area Rapid Transit Puts New Train Cars Into Service

11 June, 2019 | Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein A major improvement to the interior of the new cars is the new seats and seating arrangement. There are wider handholds on top of each seat and smooth new seat coverings. In addition, the new seats have more room underneath for service animals or carry-on luggage. Although there are fewer seatsRead More

CONFERENCE REPORT: 2019 Joint Rail Conference

11 June, 2019 | Events & Conferences

Article by David Thurston, VTS Board of Governors The 2019 Joint Rail Conference (JRC) was held at the Snowbird Resort near Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 9–12 April 2019. This was the 99th year for JRC, making it one of the oldest academic conferences sponsored by VTS. The centenary edition of JRC will be heldRead More