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The Monthly Newsletter of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society—November 2019

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Welcome to the November 2019 issue of VTS Mobile World – your IEEE Vehicular Technology Society newsletter. In this issue, our Society President presents activities supporting the professional development and growth of over 5000 VTS members worldwide.

In addition, new standards initiatives and a full report of VTC2019-Fall are presented. Moreover, we have VTS conference news and information about the IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology (OJVT).

As always, I look forward to hearing from you on how we can better serve all VTS members. Just send me a note at a.jamalipour@ieee.org. Enjoy reading!  Read More...

Bringing the Technical Community Together
Alexander M. Wyglinski, IEEE VTS President

IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) is about supporting the professional development and growth of its approximately 5000 members worldwide via a wide range of activities, services, and events.  Read More...

Message to Our Members
F. Richard Yu, IEEE VTS VP—Membership

IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) and its members from around the world are at the forefront of the latest advances in connected, autonomous, and electric vehicles, which are technologies that will truly revolutionize the way we travel from point A to point B.  Read More...

VTS Awards Presented at VTC2019-Fall
Gordon L. Stüber, Awards Committee Chair

VTS awards recognize those individuals and groups who contribute to and support the purposes of IEEE in general and of VTS, in an exceptionally worthy manner.

Open nominations for awards are due April 1 each year, with forms available on the VTS website. 

The 2019 VTS awards were presented at the VTS Awards Luncheon on 24 September 2019, at the VTC2019-Fall conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. This report lists the various awards presented, their respective awardees and a short description of each award.  Read More...

From the VTS Resource Center
Battery Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

VTS members can enjoy the following new webinar available at the VTS Resource Center for free.

Simple sign in with your IEEE Web Account, and enjoy!  Read More...

New Initiatives in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Edward Au

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are two of the technologies that attract lots of attention in IEEE Digital Reality, which is one of the 6 IEEE Future Directions initiatives that “serves to explore and enable the coming digital transformation through collaboration among technologists, engineers, regulators, and ethicists around the world” [1].  Read More...

Mobile Radio
5G Wireless Backhaul Trials
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.  Read More...

Transportation Systems
RKH Qitarat Opens First Section of Doha Metro
Harvey Glickenstein

In December 2017, the Qatari public transport authority awarded RKH Qitarat a €3-billion, 20-year contract to operate and maintain Qatar’s first urban rail transport network. The entire network includes three automated metro lines in Doha and four tram lines in the city of Lusail.  Read More...

Conference Report
IEEE VTC2019-Fall
Gordon Stüber, General Co-chair

VTC2019-Fall—held at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA—was a resounding success with 652 paid registrations and nearly 800 total attendees.

The Hawaiian atmosphere was excellent, with many opportunities to mingle, talk to old friends, and meet new people.  Read More...

VTC2019-Fall Best Paper Awards
J. R. Cruz, IEEE VTS Vice-President—Conferences

At IEEE VTC2019-Fall in Honolulu, awards were presented for exemplary contributions to the success of the conference and in recognition of the best overall paper and the best student paper. The winners for these conference awards are shown below.  Read More...

Call for Papers
IEEE Open Journal of Vehicular Technology

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

In particular, mobile radio shall include all terrestrial mobile services, motor vehicles shall include the components and systems and motive power for propulsion and auxiliary functions, and land transportation shall include the components and systems used in both automated and non-automated facets of ground transport technology.  Read More...



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