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Fundamentals of Battery Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Machines and Drives

9 January, 2019 | TA Resource Center

Title: Fundamentals of Battery Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Machines and Drives Speaker:  K. T. Chau, University of Hong Kong Description: With ever increasing concern on our environment, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) are becoming popular. While electric vehicles (EVs) involve multidisciplinary technologies, one of their key technologies is machines and drives. In this lecture,Read More

It’s Time to Go Big with 5G

9 January, 2019 | Mobile Communications

Article by Matthias Pätzold In July 2018, Qualcomm Technologies unveiled the world’s first fully integrated fifth-generation (5G) New Radio (NR), millimeter wave (mm-wave), and sub-6-GHz radio-frequency (RF) modules for smartphones and other mobile devices. The Qualcomm QTM052 mm-wave antenna module family and the Qualcomm QPM56xx sub-6-GHz RF module family pair with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50Read More

Keolis to Continue Operating the Bergen Light-Rail Network for Another Eight Years

9 January, 2019 | Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein On 29 June 2018, the Keolis’ Norwegian subsidiary, Keolis Norge, was awarded a contract by Bybanen AS, the local transport authority, to continue operating the Bergen, Norway, light-rail network. The new contract is for an additional eight years and to also manage the maintenance of the trams. This renewed contract, whichRead More

IEEE VTC2019-Spring in Kuala Lumpur: NOW OPEN – Call for Recent Results

9 January, 2019 | Events & Conferences

Article by the VTS Conference Committee As an adjunct to the VTC2019-Spring conference, the Technical Program Committee is opening a Recent Results track that will offer the opportunity for rapid publication of emerging work by industry and academia. Authors have the option of seeking an oral or poster presentation accompanied by a paper in theRead More

Conference News: Eight Workshops Planned for VTC2019-Spring

9 January, 2019 | Events & Conferences

IEEE VTC2019-Spring in Kuala Lumpur will feature 8 workshops on a range of topics. All are currently accepting submissions, with a deadline of 22 January 2019. W1 – 5th International Workshop of CorNer: Communication for Networked Smart Cities The workshop brings together experts with interests communications technologies related to smart cities. Traffic volume will be increasedRead More

WCNPS 2018 in Brasília, Brazil

9 January, 2019 | Events & Conferences

The 3rd edition of the Workshop on Communication Networks and Power Systems (WCNPS) in Brasília included technical presentations, keynote talks and short courses in the areas of communication networks, power systems, and vehicular technologies. The technical presentations consisted of 21 peer-reviewed papers and 14 invited keynote speakers, and came from 8 different countries (US, Italy,Read More

2018—A Year In Reflection

18 December, 2018 | Member Updates

Article by Alexander M. Wyglinski, President Thematically speaking, many of the activities and services organized by VTS members for our community during 2018 can be categorized into the following: Industry Engagement 2018 has been an outstanding year for providing services to our industry members. We organized our first Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) industry summitRead More

Call for IEEE Fellow Nominations

18 December, 2018 | Member Updates

Article by Abbas Jamalipour 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 total voting Institute membership. The IEEERead More

Write a Book with IEEE Press!

18 December, 2018 | Member Updates

Article by Ernest Worthman Since my appointment as IEEE Press VTS Liaison last summer, I have worked with IEEE Press to put programs into place that will attract future authors. Among these efforts is working with IEEE Press and others to acquire book content. We will be running a call for author advertisement in bothRead More

First VTS School in Latin America & Caribbean

18 December, 2018 | Events & Conferences

Article by Carlos A. Lozano-Garzon, Andres Navarro Cadavid and Javier Gozalvez VTS and the VTS Colombia chapter have organized the first-ever VTS School in Latin America & Caribbean. The school took place at the University of Los Andes in Bogotá (Colombia) on 8 – 9 November 2018, and welcomed around 30 attendees from government, academiaRead More

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Standardization of Autonomous Driving

18 December, 2018 | Member Updates

Article by Ricardo DeCastro At the beginning of 2018, the VTS BoG approved the creation of the Ad Hoc Committee on Autonomous Vehicles (AVs). This committee is responsible for developing a community within the VTS interested in the design, implementation, and deployment of autonomous ground vehicles. Because of the complexity and safety-critical nature of autonomousRead More