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Rio Tinto Completes First Fully Autonomous Rail Journey

15 May, 2018 | Railroad & Mass Transit

By Harvey Glickenstein Rio Tinto completed a 60+ mile pilot run on 10 October 2017 without a driver on board, making it the first fully autonomous heavy-haul train journey to ever take place in Australia. The journey was closely monitored in real time by Rio Tinto teams and representatives of the Office of the NationalRead More

5G Spectrum and Trials

15 May, 2018 | Mobile Communications

By Matthias Pätzold Huawei has produced a position report titled “5G Spectrum” that presents Huawei’s insights and recommendations on 5G spectrum policy. This report calls on the industry’s organizations and regulators to facilitate spectrum harmonization and ensure timely availability for early deployment and large-scale commercial use of 5G. Huawei proposes a multilayer spectrum approach inRead More

Cooperative ITS

15 May, 2018 | Vehicular Technology

Elisabeth Uhlemann Recently, several media outlets reported that the Trump administration had decided to drop the proposed mandate on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications on all light vehicles because of security concerns. This caused the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to issue the following statement on 8 November 2017:Read More

New Initiatives in IEEE 802.11 for V2X, Broadcast Services, and Full Duplex

15 May, 2018 | Uncategorized

By Edward Au IEEE 802.11p provides a mature PHY for DSRC applications. However, the IEEE 802.11 PHY and MAC have evolved significantly since completion of the IEEE 802.11p amendment, with the standardization and widespread deployment of additional technologies being developed, e.g., in the IEEE 802.11n amendment, the IEEE 802.11ac amendment, and the draft IEEE 802.11ax amendment.Read More

From the IEEE VTS Resource Center – Soft-Computing for Modeling and Prediction of Intelligent Transportation Systems

15 May, 2018 | TA Resource Center

Title: Overview of ongoing research Speaker: Hicham Chaoui, Carleton University, and Sousso Kelouwani, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Description: In vehicular technology, electric energy systems are taking over conventional mechanical systems. The use of various energy sources yields better flexibility in achieving higher performance. Therefore, their integration is becoming a critical aspect as performance improves onRead More

VTS Visits Tunisia

15 May, 2018 | Events & Conferences

By Javier Gozálvez, Junior Past President This event presented a perfect opportunity to promote VTS in the highly active and dynamic Tunisian community, and conduct a series of membership development activities, organized with the invaluable support of the IEEE Tunisia Section, its Chair Prof. Habib Kammoun, Tunisian colleagues and IEEE Student Branches in various institutions.Read More

Chapter Profile: The IEEE VTS New York Chapter

15 May, 2018 | Member Updates

By Muamer Dedović Deda, IEEE VTS New York Chapter Secretary As a member of IEEE New York, the New York VTS chapter supports various activities relating to intelligent transportation systems, vehicle communications, train control and signaling. This chapter serves all IEEE members in the New York City metropolitan area. The chapter committee consists of: Chair:Read More

Board of Governors Profile: Javier Gozálvez

15 May, 2018 | Member Updates

By Abbas Jamalipour Javier received an electronics engineering degree from the Engineering School ENSEIRB (Bordeaux, France), and a PhD in mobile communications from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. Since October 2002, he has been with the Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH), Spain, where he is Full Professor and Director of the UWICORE laboratory.Read More

Call for IEEE VTS Volunteers

15 May, 2018 | Member Updates

By F. Richard Yu, Vice President – Membership IEEE VTS runs almost entirely on volunteer effort. The roles that volunteers play are essential to the day-to-day operation of Society activities, particularly in directing the Society’s strategic priorities. Volunteering with IEEE VTS is an opportunity to take on leadership roles, grow your professional network, and gainRead More

Supporting Innovation and Research in Autonomous Vehicles – Message from VTS President

15 May, 2018 | Member Updates

By Alexander M. Wyglinski, President Autonomous vehicles are a topic of great interest across many sectors. News outlets eagerly report on the latest advances in autonomous vehicle technology. Lawmakers and policy experts are working to define new legislation and regulatory frameworks that incorporate these vehicles on the road. And, high tech companies involved in the developmentRead More

Conference Preview – Joint Rail Conference 2018 (JRC)

17 April, 2018 | Events & Conferences, Publications

The 2018 Joint Rail Conference (JRC 2018) will take place 18-20 April 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. This international conference is the premier technical event in North America including all discipline for freight and passenger rail transportation; mechanical, electrical, civil, and systems engineering, as well as rail safety, planning, design, manufacturing, financing, operations, and management. PapersRead More

Transportation Systems – Melbourne, Australia Renews Keolis Contract

17 April, 2018 | Publications, Railroad & Mass Transit

By Harvey Glickenstein On 12 September 2017, Keolis’s Australian subsidiary, Keolis Downer, was awarded a renewal of its contract to operate Yarra Trams on behalf of the Victorian government in Melbourne, Australia. Yarra trams is the largest tram network in the world. The renewal took place on 30 November 2017 and will expire in 2024.Read More