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.
On this website and throughout our offerings, you will find feature articles, podcasts, as well as links to tutorials and webinars on all aspects of transportation electrification from the world foremost experts (on the “Education” page of this website).
Our Newsletter offers short and insightful technical articles on the state-of-the-art. TEC members also have access to the IEEE Electrification Magazine, a quarterly technical magazine covering advances in aircraft, automobile, ships and other subjects. TEC membership is free if you are already a member of a number of IEEE societies and groups (AESS, IAS, IES, ITSS, PELS, PES, RS and SA), only $10 otherwise.
Since the beginning of this year of course, our minds are focused on the global pandemic. First, our thoughts and prayers go to those of you who are personally affected by this situation, yourself or your family. As engineers, few of us can provide direct help, and we definitely thanks the medical profession for all their sacrifices for the community. Nonetheless, we can be comforted by the thought that so many tools used in the front line, respirators and others, were designed by engineers.
For those of you confined to work from home, or going to emptier-than-usual offices, this may be a great time to brush up on the newest technology developments. Aside from the tutorials and webinars already mentioned, many conferences are held virtually this year, and can be watched from a faraway office. In transportation, this start with the International Transportation Electrification Conference (ITEC), which will take place virtually in late June (www.itec-conf.com). For the cost of no more than a registration, and no travel, you can access multiple tutorials, technical presentations, and an array of keynotes of great interest to our industry. Later, an event dedicated to aircraft propulsion will take place in August (https://www.aiaa.org/propulsionenergy/program/eats). This is a hot new field for people in machine, power electronics, and systems, with incredible new aircraft and wing designs made possible by electrification.
A number of Transactions are also available, such as the IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification and the Transactions from our various society sponsors.
It has never been a better time to be involved with transportation electrification, and we are proud to help organize and disseminate cutting edge information on the subject. And, while doing so, stay safe and healthy!