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New Reversible Substation for Milan

7 August, 2018 | Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein On 18 December 2017, Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (ATM), Milan’s subway operator, put into service its first 1,500-V bidirectional substation on the Yellow Line of the Milan Underground. The Yellow Line is a standard-gauge line fed from a dc overhead line. The manufacturer of the new unit, Alstom, calls their line ofRead More

2018 IEEE 88th Vehicular Technology Conference: IEEE VTC2018-Fall in Chicago

7 August, 2018 | Events & Conferences

Article by Dennis Roberson (General Chair) and Oliver Holland (Technical Program Chair) The 2018 IEEE 88th Vehicular Technology Conference will be held during 27–30 August 2018 in Chicago, IL USA. This year, the Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC) and the Connected and Automated Vehicles Symposium (CAVS) are co-located with the VTC making this eventRead More

Call for participation: VTS Ad Hoc Committee on Electric Railway Systems

7 August, 2018 | Member Updates

Article by Pablo Arboleya, Vice-Chair, IEEE VTS Electric Railway Systems Committee IEEE VTS has recently created the Ad Hoc Committee on Electric Railway Systems. This is a call for participation in the activities of the Committee to all IEEE VTS members interested in this topic. The committee is chaired by Mr. Jianghua Feng from CRRCRead More


11 July, 2018 | Uncategorized

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society has two graduate student fellowships. We are currently soliciting nominations for the awards. If you believe you are a good fit for one of the awards, please consider applying. The Daniel E. Noble Fellowship Award is to promote graduate-level study in Vehicular Technology, and it is funded partially by anRead More

Message from the President: Calling All Young Professionals!

10 July, 2018 | Uncategorized

Article by Alexander M. Wyglinski, President The objective of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) is to support the professional development and growth of all of our members around the world. Through a wide spectrum of services and activities, VTS is committed to providing all of you with opportunities to gain new knowledge, network with otherRead More

The VTS Distinguished Lecturer and Speakers Program

10 July, 2018 | Member Updates

Article by Fabrice Labeau, Distinguished Lecturer Program Coordinator The program is selective, and each year, our Distinguished Lecturer Selection committee examines nominations of top figures to join the program. After ending their maximum of two terms as DLs, the most sought-after speakers may be offered extended terms as Distinguished Speakers. Funded at a lower levelRead More

VTS Chapter Profile: IEEE VTS Shanghai Chapter

10 July, 2018 | Member Updates

The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Shanghai Chapter was formed on 27 February 2017. This chapter aims to support the fast-growing interests in Internet of Vehicle, Internet of Industry, Internet of Things, high mobility wireless Communications and mobile Communications in Shanghai area. The VTS Chapter office is located in Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Chapter CommitteeRead More

Message from the IEEE VTS Liaison to IEEE Young Professionals

10 July, 2018 | Member Updates

Article by Syed Hassan Ahmed After joining IEEE VTS as a student member a few years back, I was always excited about the career development opportunities that VTS provides as a member. Quoting myself as an example where the transition from student member to professional member, and then Senior Member with VTS: it was fantastic!Read More

Soft Computing Techniques for Vehicular Technology

10 July, 2018 | TA Resource Center

Title: Soft Computing Techniques for Vehicular Technology: 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 criticalRead More

The Next Step: Acquisitions and Open Collaboration Platforms

10 July, 2018 | Vehicular Technology

Article by Elisabeth Uhlemann Recently, there has been great interest in connected vehicles and autonomous driving. Through the years, I have written about different alliances, coalitions, and partnerships between vehicle manufacturers and map suppliers, telecom operators, concept developers, mobility as a service (MaaS) providers, software companies, hardware companies, and, of course, other vehicle manufacturers. InRead More

Countdown to the Full-Scale Development of 5G New Radio

10 July, 2018 | Mobile Communications

Article by Matthias Pätzold Samsung Electronics America has announced its decision to supply Verizon with commercial 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) network solutions. The two companies will begin by launching commercial 5G services in Sacramento, California, in the second half of 2018. In early 2017, Samsung and Verizon began 5G customer trials across seven U.S.Read More

NJ Transit Orders More Dual-Power Locomotives

10 July, 2018 | Railroad & Mass Transit

Article by Harvey Glickenstein On 2 January 2018, Bombardier Transportation announced that New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) had exercised an option for 17 additional Bombardier ALP-45 dual-power locomotives. This order is valued at approximately US$160 million (€133 million) and is based on a contract for 26 locomotives signed in 2008. NJ Transit exercised aRead More