Message from the Chair - May 2020

Welcome to the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community! 

Our mission is to coordinate all things transportation within IEEE.  Honestly, our task gets bigger every day with applications that would have been thought of as “futuristic” if not downright crazy just a few year ago, from autonomous cars to fully electric airplanes. 

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Feature Article

Published by IEEE Spectrum

Can Electric Cars on the Highway Emulate Plane-to-Plane Refueling?

On-the-road peer-to-peer charging depends on steerable booms to make the connection

by Philip E. Ross

Jet fighters can’t carry a huge tank of fuel because it would slow them down. Instead they have recourse to air-to-air refueling, using massive tanker planes as their gas stations. 

What if electric cars could do the same thing, while zooming down the highway? One car with charge to spare could get in front of another that was short of juice, and the two could extend telescopic charging booms until they linked together magnetically. The charge-rich car would then share some of its largesse. And to complete the aerial refueling analogy, just add a few big “tanker trucks” bearing enormous batteries to beef up the power reserves of an entire flotilla of EVs.

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Companies Report a Rush of Electric Vehicle Battery Advances

by Mark Anderson

Spectrum 3 23 2020 ImageElectric vehicles have recently boasted impressive growth rates, more than doubling in market penetration every two years between 2014 and 2018. And batteries play a key role in EV performance and price. That’s why some companies are looking to new chemistries and battery technologies to sustain EV growth rates throughout the early 2020s.

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Technology Spotlight

New Webinars!

Eric ChengEnergy Storage and Electric Vehicle Technology
Presenter:  Prof. Ka Eric Cheng, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Date:  Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 12:00pm New York Time

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Wireless Charging for Autonomous Electrified Micro-mobility Devices:  A Real-world Solution for Smart Cities to be Pandemic-ready
Joint Webinar with IEEE Power Electronics Society
Presenter:  Dr. Sheldon Williamson, Ontario Tech University
Date:  Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 10:00am New York Time

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Check out the latest podcast
from IEEE Educational Activities

IEEE Tech TalkEpisode 1 - Dr. Steve Vozar, CTO
Steve discusses his work with sensors, other developments in the autonomous vehicle landscape, and shares the advice he’d give to an engineer looking to start a company.

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