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New Light Rail for New South Wales

23 October, 2019 | Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein On 18 February 2019, Keolis Downer—the Australian subsidiary of the French company Keolis that operates the oldest tram network in the world—started operation of a new light-rail line in the New South Wales city of Newcastle. Testing was performed by 14 drivers, who operated the vehicles for more than 1,000 tripsRead More

Announcing: Our First Workshop on Diversity, at VTC2019-Fall

6 August, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by Alexander M. Wyglinski, President Diversity is one of the core strengths of VTS. Our great diversity enables us to bring together new insights and opportunities regarding emerging concepts in areas such as Mobile radio 5G Connected vehicles Electric railways Motor vehicles Autonomous vehicles Sometimes we think of diversity within the context of whetherRead More

Great News from the InCites Journal Citations Reports

6 August, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by Weihua Zhuang, VP—Publications I am delighted to report that VTS publications have been doing well in servicing the technical community. Both our two main journals, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT) and IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine (VTM), provide a high quality and high impact venue for the researchers and engineers to publish newRead More

Bringing VTS to the Forefront of Future Publishing

6 August, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by Sumei Sun, Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology (OJVT) It is a great honor for me to join the Editorial Board of the IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology (OJVT) as its inaugural Editor-in-Chief. I would like to thank VTS Vice President—Publications Weihua Zhuang, VTS President Alex Wyglinski, and the VTS BoardRead More

Manage Your Research Data with IEEE DataPort

6 August, 2019 | Member Updates

IEEE is proud to introduce IEEE DataPort™, a valuable and easily accessible data storage and sharing platform that can significantly enhance your research efforts. Upload and store standard or open-access datasets for free with the option to link your paper submission. Currently, the main publications of VTS—IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine—participateRead More

From the Resource Center: Energy Management for Electric Vehicles

6 August, 2019 | TA Resource Center

Title: Energy Sources and Energy Management for Electric & Hybrid Vehicles Speaker:  Loïc Boulon, Hydrogen Research Institute Description: Energy sources are an important latch of electrified vehicles. Classical autonomy and recharge duration for battery vehicles are about 100 to 200 km and several hours, respectively. To tackle this issue, manufacturers have introduced the hybrid electric Vehicles (which includesRead More

Autonomous Vehicles in Adverse Weather Conditions

6 August, 2019 | Vehicular Technology

Reviewed by Richard Yu, Associate EiC, VTS Mobile World This review is a summary of “The Impact of Adverse Weather Conditions on Autonomous Vehicles: How Rain, Snow, Fog, and Hail Affect the Performance of a Self-Driving Car” by Shizhe Zang, Ming Ding, David Smith, Paul Tyler, Thierry Rakotoarivelo, and Mohamed Ali Kaafar, published in theRead More

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