Recent Articles

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

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