Welcome to the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community!
Our mission is to coordinate all things transportation, electric and smart, 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 years ago, from autonomous cars to fully electric airplanes and super high-speed trains.
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's foremost experts (on the “Education” page of this website). Our Newsletter offers short and insightful technical articles on the state-of-the-art. TEC membership is free if you are already a member of a number of IEEE societies and groups (AESS, DEIS, IAS, IES, ITSS, PELS, PES, RS, SC, and SA), only $10 otherwise.
Transportation electrification, including smart mobility, has a key role to play in the transformation needed to address climate change. It also has many advantages, like being fun to drive, quiet, exhaust-free, etc. Nothing new here to many of us who have been involved in this field for a while, but an exciting perspective for young engineers and students who are choosing a profession that can make a difference on the future of mankind like rarely before. And perhaps for the first time, this difference is an essentially worldwide effort, with research, applications, and start-ups in transportation flourishing across the planet.
More immediately, within TEC you can find general information in this industry, and also news of upcoming conferences. In this respect, vaccinations and other factors have made it possible for people to travel again, and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at upcoming transportation-related conferences. ITEC North America in 2022 will be joint with EATS (AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium) bringing an element of aviation to this transportation conference (June 2022). A similar conference, ITEC Asia-Pacific is planned for late October on the campus of Zhejiang University in China. More conferences from our sponsors can be found on the TEC website (tec.ieee.org). TEC is organizing panel discussions at two of them: One, entitled “Fail-safe and fault-tolerant designs: Methodologies and examples in transportation” will be held at the IEEE Reliability Society ICPHM conference in Detroit in June; the other, on the topic of “Cars meet grid”, at the IEEE Power & Energy General Meeting in Denver in July.
Speaking of the intersection of grids and transportation, TEC has initiated two working groups charged with examining standards needs and opportunities around charging. One focused on high-power charging, the other on mobile charging. If interested in such activities, contact Alicia Tomaszewski at email@example.com.
An extended version of our Newsletter is available four times a year, each with a special focus. A number of Transactions are also available, such as the Transactions on Transportation Electrification and the Transactions from our various society sponsors.
The Transportation Electrification Community is currently working to change its status within IEEE to that of a Council. This will give TEC a more permanent structure within IEEE, and help it grow along with the industry it serves.
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!