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The Monthly Newsletter of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society—January 2017


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Message from the EiC
Abbas Jamalipour

Happy New Year 2017! Welcome to the first issue of VTS Mobile World in 2017—your IEEE Vehicular Technology Society newsletter. In this issue, you will be greeted by the VTS President; hear from the VTS VP—Membership on our new membership initiatives; meet our newly elected IEEE Fellows; see the latest content uploaded to the VTS Resource Center; plus, much more! I look forward to hearing from you in 2017 on how we can serve all VTS members better.

Abbas Jamalipour


Message from the President
Javier Gozálvez

Feliz 2017—Happy 2017! 

Message from the Vice President—Membership
Fabrice Labeau

VTS will conduct its biennial membership survey in 2017, to gather member feedback and develop new initiatives that members really want.  Read More...

Newly Elected IEEE Fellows: Class of 2017
Gordon Stüber

The IEEE Fellow grade recognizes unusual distinction in the profession.  Each year, a new class of IEEE Fellow awardees is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors. The number of new IEEE Fellows is limited to 0.1% of the IEEE voting membership per year.  Read More...

From the IEEE VTS Resource Center
Webinars on Air-Ground Channel Characterization and EV Battery Charging

VTS members can enjoy for free a wide variety of new content available at the VTS Resource Center, simply sign in with your IEEE account. Here are two new webinars for you to enjoy.  Read More...

VTC2016-Fall Keynotes and Panels (Part I)

Check Out Our VTC2016-Fall Keynotes and Panels (Part I) to Learn the Latest 5G Developments from Industry Experts  Read More...

Connected Vehicles
Toward Autonomous Vehicles
Elisabeth Uhlemann

Research and development of autonomous vehicles are in full speed. In this regard, Uber and Volvo are developing fully autonomous driverless cars. On the other side of the world in India, Uber-competitor Ola promotes a competition between cities to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Rolls-Royce envisions autonomous shipping through a white paper with the AAWA.  Read More...

Land Transportation
Joint Rail Development between Bombardier Transportation and Abellio
Harvey Glickenstein

Bombardier Transportation will supply the European rail operator, Abellio Rail Südwest, with Bombardier TALENT 2 multiple-unit trains from 2019.  Read More...

Conference Preview
IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC2017)
Daniel Hissel, General Chair

The 2017 edition of the global flagship conference for advanced vehicles and electric transportation to promote green technologies will be held in the beautiful city of Belfort, France, 11–14 December 2017.  Read More...



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