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Intelligent Transportation Systems

Get Ready To Say Goodbye To The Traffic Light
ReadWrite, US
20 August 2014

Bradley Berman, reporter for ReadWrite, interviewed both IEEE member Jeff Miller and IEEE Senior member Christoph Stiller about whether the development of advanced car-to-car communications technology might eliminate the necessity of the traffic light in the future.


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IEEE Fellow Alberto Broggi discusses his views on autonomous vehicles and his 2010 trip from Parma, Italy, to Shanghai, China, in a driverless car.



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Recent IEEE news

Date Media Source Story
20 August 20114 Gizmodo

Will Autonomous Cars Kill the Traffic Light?

Christoph Stiller, IEEE Senior member, gives his predictions on when autonomous vehicles will be on the streets and whether the development of advanced car to car communications technology might eliminate the necessity of the traffic light in the future. 

15 August 2014 National Geographic

Eleven Years After The U.S.-Canadian Blackout, What Has (and Hasn't) Changed?

Massoud Amin, IEEE Senior member, and member of the IEEE Control Systems Society and member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society, discusses if the grid is getting smarter, what factors are hindering improvements, and how do the costs of developing a smart grid compare with not developing one.

1 August 2014  Fox Business

Internet of Things

Facebook Back Online After System-Wide Outage

Stu Lipoff, IEEE Fellow and member of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, IEEE Consumer Electronics, and IEEE Computer Society, shares his perspective on why Facebook's real time systems might have failed to cause a worldwide outage for billions of users.

22 July 2014 LiveScience, US

Internet of Things

Integrating Into the 'Internet of Things

Kevin Curran, IEEE Senior member and Reader in Computer Science at the University of Ulster, outlines future considerations for the Internet of Things, such as infrastructural updates, security issues, and the need for a single standard.

21 July 2014 Wired, US

Intelligent Transportation Systems

In 20 Years, Most New Cars Won’t Have Steering Wheels or Pedals

Alberto Broggi, IEEE Fellow and member of the IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems, discusses his thoughts on a recent IEEE survey that indicates many vehicular features by 2035 will no longer be needed, such as steering wheels, brake/gas pedals, rearview mirrors and horns.

3 July 2014  Forbes, US

Internet of Things

Does the Internet of Things Need its Own Network?

George K. Thiruvathukal, IEEE member, discusses the measures that need to be taken for the IoT to contain its own infrastructure and network.

2 July 2014  Efytimes, India


Gaming In The WorkPlace: How Mixing Work And Play Can Motivate Employees

Elena Bertozzi, IEEE member and professor of digital game design and development at Quinnipiac University, comments, "games can be very motivational" and "they constantly reward players and make them feel good about themselves."

30 June 2014  Telco OTT, UK

Internet of Things

Why now for Wi-Fi Calling

William Webb, IEEE Fellow, discusses the value of Wi-Fi calling especially when making international calls and for roaming.

24 June 2014 Tech Page One, US

Internet of Things

Internet of Things will require data centers of all sizes

George K. Thiruvathukal, IEEE member, discusses the future of data centers in regards to the Internet of Things and how companies can mitigate data-storage issues by effectively leveraging devices within IoT.

23 June 2014 Sustainibilityzero, India

Consumer Electronics

Future of wireless charging and long-lasting batteries

Stu Lipoff IEEE Fellow and member of IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, IEEE Consumer Electronics, discusses the future of wireless charging and long-lasting batteries with Sustainabilityo.

12 June 2014 Jornal do Commercio, Brazil


Um dia histórico para a ciência / A historical day for science (Portuguese Version)

Antonio Espingardeiro, IEEE member, says his research began almost 14 years ago with the team of Miguel Nicolelis and discusses how it was going to help a paraplegic kick off the opening ceremony at the World Cup.

29 May 2014

Southwest Wake News, US


Wake Robotics Kicks off Fundraiser to move to Downtown Cary

Mary Ellen Randall, an active IEEE volunteer and member of the IEEE Board of Directors, discusses the importance of programs like Wake Robotics to encourage students to pursue engineering through mentoring and hands-on learning.

27 May 2014 Techonlineindia, India

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Driverless vehicles can substantially improve safety on roads: Jeffrey Miller, IEEE

Jeffrey Miller, IEEE member and Associate Professor at the University of Southern California, shares his views on the future of driverless cars, key challenges for mass adoption, and the factors that are critical for driverless cars to succeed in the mainstream.

26 May 2014, Brazil


Paraplégicos voltarão a andar?/Will the paraplegic walk again? (Portuguese Version)

Antonio Espingardeiro, IEEE member, discusses exoskeletons and other robotic projects that are helping paraplegics walk again.

25 May 2014 Indiatechonline, India

Internet of Things

Internet of Things is here, and it is creating a new generation of smart sensors

Chonggang Wang, IEEE Senior member, discusses smart sensors and points to areas where IEEE can take the lead in making the IoT a reality, including standards, education, and promoting its benefits to business owners and the public.

20 May 2014 Wired, UK

Internet of Things

Artificial Intelligence: Ascendant But Not Transcendent

Kevin Curran, IEEE member, says, “The scope of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is huge. We tend to associate AI in its grandest form as a Humanoid Robot communicating with us as portrayed in movies such as Blade Runner."

20 May 2014 The Wall Street Journal, US

Internet of Things

Will Getting Grounded Help You Sleep Better and Ease Pain?

John Cohn, IEEE Fellow and IBM Fellow, sheds some light on a new popular consumer health trend called earthing, a process where the human body receives a charge of energy from the Earth when walking barefoot outdoors.

13 May 2014 The Guardian, UK

Internet of Things

Choosing the right laptop computer could be crucial for your small business
Kevin Curran, IEEE member, discusses the importance of fast processors and battery life, which need to be considered when investing in a new laptop for business purposes.

11 May 2014 Information Week, India

Internet of Things

The value of privacy in the age of Internet of Things

Raul Colcher, IEEE Senior Member and CEO of Questera,  an information technology consulting company in Rio de Janeiro, says “privacy as we know it will have to be completely redefined.” He advises businesses on how to handle privacy and security as the IoT evolves.

4 May 2014 O Estado de S. Paulo, Brazil


Gamificação traz lógica dos jogos para áreas como educação e saúde/Gamification brings logic of games to areas like education and health (Portuguese Version)

Tom Coughlin, IEEE Senior member, explains how "points" will determine one's success at work.



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