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


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Message from the EiC
Abbas Jamalipour

Welcome to the February 2017 issue of VTS Mobile World – your IEEE Vehicular Technology Society newsletter. In this issue you will read an invitation from the newly launched IEEE 5G Initiative; hear from one of the newly re-elected VTS Board members; learn about new activities in standards; see the newly uploaded content to the VTS Resource Center; plus, much more. I look forward to your feedback on how we are doing and how we can better serve all VTS members in the future. Feel free to contact me directly by email.

Abbas Jamalipour


IEEE Launches New 5G Initiative
James Irvine

VTS members are invited to join the IEEE 5G Technical Community as part of the new IEEE Initiative launched formally last year.  Read More...

Board of Governors Member Profile
J. R. Cruz

This month, VTS Mobile World introduces a long-standing volunteer and officer of VTS who has been re-elected to the VTS Board of Governors (BoG) for the term 2017–19, Professor J. R. Cruz. He is one of five BoG members elected in last year to form the 15-member BoG. He is with the University of Oklahoma.  Read More...

Standards Report
Edward Au

A new year with new standardization activities in vehicular and railway communications.  Read More...

From the IEEE VTS Resource Center
Lectures from 1st IEEE VTS Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Summer School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

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

Connected Vehicles
Cooperative ITS and Its Frequency Bands
Elisabeth Uhlemann

Heated debate about sharing the ITS frequency band in the United States is ongoing. The Australian Communications and Media Authority also intends to allocate the 5.9-GHz band for C-ITS to support the national rollout of C-ITS.  Read More...

Land Transportation
Light-Rail Vehicles Are Expanding
Harvey Glickenstein

Spanish company will provide light-rail vehicles (LRVs) to the Maryland Transit Administration for its new Purple Line Project, and to Transport for New South Wales for a project in the Australian city of Newcastle. In addition, production is underway for LRVs to be used in Boston; and delivery is completed for LRVs in Houston, Cincinnati and Kansas City, as well as Sydney, Australia.  Read More...

Motor Vehicles
2017: Long-Range EVs Are Coming!
Loïc Boulon

We may see electric vehicles that can be driven between cities in 2017!  Read More...

Calls For Submissions
IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2017-Fall
VTC2017-Fall Organizing Committee

The 2017 86th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference will be held in Toronto, Canada! You are invited to submit your research results and plan to attend VTC2017-Fall in Toronto from 24 to 27 September.  Read More...

Call For Papers: Special Issue on Vehicular Security and Privacy

IEEE VT Magazine is calling for papers to be included in a special issue on vehicular security and privacy by 1 April 2017.  Read More...

Event Announcements
2nd IEEE VTS Connected & Autonomous Vehicle Summer School @ WPI
SAVE THE DATE! The next edition of the IEEE VTS Connected & Autonomous Vehicle Summer School @ WPI is coming, 18–19 May 2017!  Read More...
Wireless World Research Forum
Klaus David

Fourth Annual 5G Huddle 2017: Laying the groundwork for widespread adoption  Read More...



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