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Multi-Sensor Data Fusion for Self-Driving Cars

28 January, 2020 | TA Resource Center

Title: Multi-Sensor Data Fusion for Self-Driving Cars Speaker: Thanuka Wickramarathne, UMass Lowell Description: In this lecture, we explore the notions of multi-sensor data fusion that are applicable to autonomous vehicles operating in dynamic environments. The lecture will begin with a brief introduction to data fusion covering data fusion-levels and architectures for autonomous vehicles; environment perception data andRead More

5G is Going Live in Country After Country

28 January, 2020 | Mobile Communications

Article by Matthias Pätzold The June 2019 edition of “Ericsson Mobility Report” presents a glimpse of the impressive progress in the mobile telecommunication market, now on the verge of deploying 5G. The report forecasts 1.9 billion 5G subscriptions by the end of 2024. That’s up from 1.5 billion forecast in the November 2018 edition, anRead More

Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems

28 January, 2020 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann In 1999, the FCC reserved 75 MHz of spectrum in the 5.9-GHz band for automakers to develop technology that allows vehicles to communicate with each other. DSRC was developed with this aim and includes V2V, vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I), and vehicle-to-pedestrian (V2P) communications, collectively referred to as V2X technologies. However, due to spectrumRead More

Automated Metro for Sydney, New South Wales

28 January, 2020 | Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein The Metro North West Line is Stage 1 of Sydney Metro and includes 22 mi of track, 13 stations, and a depot. The line will provide a train every 4 min in each direction during peak hours. Under a contract awarded by Northwest Rapid Transit in September 2014, Alstom is responsibleRead More

Nominate a Member for IEEE Fellow

11 December, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by Gerhard Bauch, VTS Fellow Evaluation Committee Co-chair IEEE Fellow recognizes IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. The total number of new IEEE Fellows selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the totalRead More

VTS Elections 2019—Results

11 December, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by Javier Gozalvez, VTS Nominations Cmte Chair Each elected member of the VTS Board of Governors serves a three-year term. With a total of 15 elected members, 1/3 come up for election each year. As you may know, a ballot for the elections of five members to the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Board ofRead More

Chapter Report: Victoria, BC

11 December, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by Lin Cai, Jianping Pan and Peiyuan Guan The IEEE Joint VTS/ComSoc Chapter in the Victoria Section hosted a students’ career panel, titled “What’s Beyond the Island?”, in the morning of 23 August 2019. The panel invited seven panelists from academic, industrial, and government research labs: Prof. Fumiyuki Adachi (Tohoku University) Prof. Dingyi FangRead More

From the IEEE VTS Resource Center: Fundamentals of Connected Vehicles

11 December, 2019 | TA Resource Center

Title: Fundamentals of Connected Vehicles Speaker: Alex Wyglinski, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Description: This presentation will consist of the following modules: (1) Wireless connectivity in vehicular environments: Compared to other transmission environments, vehicular wireless networks operating in temporally and spatially dynamic topologies are very challenging to implement. Given the requirements of these networks to possess low latencyRead More

Autonomous Wireless Systems with AI

11 December, 2019 | Mobile Communications, Publications

Article by Haris Gačanin Title: Autonomous Wireless Systems with Artificial Intelligence: A Knowledge Management Perspective Abstract: This article discusses technology and opportunities available to embrace artificial intelligence (AI) in the design of autonomous wireless systems. A vision is presented for knowledge-driven wireless operation by means of AI disciplines, such as sensing, reasoning, knowledge management, andRead More

Wireless Solutions for Agriculture 4.0

11 December, 2019 | Mobile Communications

Article by Matthias Pätzold Ericsson announced that the company has launched Ericsson Industry Connect, an easy-to-use cellular connectivity solution to accelerate Industry 4.0 digital transformation. This solution allows communication service providers to offer dedicated cellular networks at factories and warehouses starting with 4G LTE and with a clear path to 5G. The offering strengthens Ericsson’sRead More

Kansas City’s New Streetcar

11 December, 2019 | Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein On 13 May 2019, Kansas City, Missouri, received its latest and fifth streetcar. The new streetcar, number 805, will be joined by 806 later in 2019. Kansas City’s first streetcar service opened for revenue on 6 May 2016. The 2-mile route runs along Main Street and serves Union Station, the CrossroadsRead More