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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

Our New Publication: IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology

11 December, 2019 | Publications

The IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology (OJVT) is a new gold-standard fully open access journal of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. OJVT spans the full scope of VTS’ fields of interest, covering theoretical, experimental and operational aspects of electrical and electronics engineering in mobile radio, motor vehicles and land transportation. Specifically, mobile radio includesRead More

Message to Our Members

15 November, 2019 | Member Updates

Article by F. Richard Yu, IEEE VTS VP Membership Thank you very much for being a valued member of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (IEEE VTS). I hope you have taken advantage of some of the many opportunities and services offered by IEEE VTS to support your professional development and growth. With the 2020 membership yearRead More

VTS Awards Presented at VTC2019-Fall

15 November, 2019 | Events & Conferences

Article by Gordon L. Stüber, Awards Committee Chair Best Papers Awards (2014—18) The Best Papers Awards recognize the best papers published in the Transactions of Vehicular Technology during the period 2014—18 in the following four areas: Systems, Propagation, Vehicular Electronics, and Land Transportation. Each award consists of a certificate for each co-author and a cashRead More

From the VTS Resource Center: Battery Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

15 November, 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, an overviewRead More

New Initiatives in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

15 November, 2019 | Government Regulations

Article by Edward Au As of today, there are quite a number of active standardizations projects and pre-standardization efforts (via the concept of Industry Connections) with focus on virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), three-dimensional body processing, and healthcare [2]. At the September 2019 IEEE-Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Standards Board Meeting, the Board has approved 4Read More

5G Wireless Backhaul Trials

15 November, 2019 | Mobile Communications

Article by Matthias Pätzold In a joint innovation project, Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom have achieved a landmark data transmission rate, consistently topping 100 Gb/s in a trial microwave link over 1.5 km. Conducted at the Deutsche Telekom Service Center in Athens, Greece, this trial represents a major technical breakthrough, achieving throughput speeds more than 10Read More

RKH Qitarat Opens First Section of Doha Metro

15 November, 2019 | Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein On 8 May 2019, RKH Qitarat, a joint venture of RATP Dev, Keolis, and the Hamad Group, opened the first section of the Doha Metro to the public in Qatar’s capital city. The Doha Metro Red Line South opened to the public in preparation for the World Cup soccer tournament inRead More

IEEE VTC2019-Fall

15 November, 2019 | Events & Conferences

Article by Gordon Stüber, General Co-chair VTC2019-Fall at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 22–25 September 2019 was a resounding success with 652 paid registrations and nearly 800 total attendees. The conference drew 807 technical paper submissions, of which 376 technical papers were accepted for presentation in 72 oral sessionsRead More

VTC2019-Fall Best Paper Awards

15 November, 2019 | Events & Conferences

Article by J. R. Cruz, IEEE VTS Vice-President—Conferences IEEE VTC2019-Fall Best Paper Awards The award for Best Overall VTC2019-Fall Paper went to Stephan Jaeckel, Nick Turay, Leszek Raschkowski, Lars Thiele, Risto Vuohtoniemi, Marko Sonkki, Veikko Hovinen, Frank Burkhardt, Prasanth Karunakaran, and Thomas Heyn, for their paper titled “Industrial Indoor Measurements from 2-6 GHz for the 3GPP-NRRead More