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The Monthly Newsletter of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society—February 2020

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Welcome to the February 2020 issue of VTS Mobile World – your IEEE Vehicular Technology Society newsletter. In this issue, we feature a new video on “Fundamentals of Connected Vehicles” available at the VTS Resource Center.

Also included are our regular technical columns on transportation, mobile radio, and a feature of a recently published paper in the VT Magazine. You will also find a call for nominations for the IEEE Fellow Class of 2021 and additional news from the world of vehicular technology.

As always, I am available to hear your feedback; just send me a note at Richard.Yu@ieee.org.  Read More...

Highlights from the VTS BoG Winter Meeting
Fabrice Labeau, VTS Secretary

The VTS Board of Governors (BoG) held its winter meeting on 18 January in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This meeting is an opportunity to assess the status of the Society, track the progress of initiatives, and make decisions that shape the Society.  Read More...

A Paradigm Shift for Industry
Jae Hong Lee, VP—Mobile Radio

Wireless communications play a primary role in industrial digitalization.

With the advent of 5G, key performance indicators are machine-centric, and have expanded to include latency for remote surgery, and energy efficiency for sensor networks.  Read More...

Conferences and Events
IEEE VTC2020-Spring

The 2020 IEEE 91st Vehicular Technology Conference will take place on 25 – 28 May 2020 in Antwerp, Belgium. Find out more about the keynote speakers, workshops and tutorials being offered.  Read More...

IEEE VTC2020-Fall

This event will take place 4 – 7 October 2020 in Victoria, BC, Canada. Call for Papers and Workshop Proposals by 2 March 2020; Tutorial Proposals by 6 April 2020. Also calling for Special Session proposals.  Read More...

IEEE VPPC 2020 in Gijón

IEEE Vehicular Power and Propulsion 2020 will be held 26 – 29 October in Gijón, Spain. Calls for papers, tutorials and special sessions are now open!  Read More...

Call for Nominations
2020 VTS Awards

Nominations are being accepted for six awards that recognize outstanding individual accomplishment in the Society’s fields of interest, including the new Women’s Distinguished Career Award. The due date for nominations is 1 April 2020.  Read More...

From the IEEE VTS Resource Center
Multi-Sensor Data Fusion for Self-Driving Cars

VTS members can enjoy the following webinars available at the VTS Resource Center for free, simply sign in with your IEEE Web Account.  Read More...

From the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
Transmission Protocol Customization for Network Slicing
Si Yan, Peng Yang, Qiang Ye, Weihua Zhuang, Xuemin Shen, Xu Li, and Jaya Rao

—A Case Study for Video Streaming: This month, VTS Mobile World features an article published in the fourth quarter 2019 of IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, which proposes a software-defined networking (SDN)-based transmission protocol (SDTP) for future-generation networks.  Read More...

Mobile Radio
Global Rollouts of 5G
Matthias Pätzold

Nokia has confirmed 42 commercial 5G deals, more than any other vendor in the world. Nokia’s ability to deliver on crucial network transformation goals has been rewarded by the confidence shown by its existing customers.  Read More...

Connected and Automated Vehicles
Volvo Models in Europe Inform Each Other of Hazards
Elisabeth Uhlemann

Connected safety technology allows Volvo cars to communicate with each other and alert drivers of nearby slippery road conditions and hazards via a cloud-based network. The technology also will invite others to join in sharing data.  Read More...

Transportation Systems
Sydney’s Light Rail for Parramatta, NSW, Australia
Harvey Glickenstein

Major construction on the Parramatta Light Rail began in 2019 after two major contracts were awarded to build and operate Stage 1 of the project, which will connect Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta Central Business District (CBD) and Camellia.  Read More...



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