Jason Lai 12 22 2020The IEEE Transportation Electrification Community (TEC) is pleased to announce the new Editor- and Co-Editor-in-Chief for its quarterly newsletters. As transportation electrification has expanded to a wide spectrum of technologies and applications, we need more volunteers in different areas to help solicit and edit articles that showcase the latest development of electrification in respected applications. With the approval from the TEC steering committee, I would like to announce our new TEC Newsletter Editor Jin-Woo Ahn and Co-Editor Sheldon Williamson.  

Dear readers,

After four years as sole Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Ali Bazzi retired from this prominent role with the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community (TEC) Newsletter in March 2020. This change in leadership marks the beginning of a new stage of development, as we seek to position the TEC Newsletter among the top publications in the area of e-mobility. Maintaining our broad scope, encompassing all areas of transportation electrification and autonomous e-mobility, we will continue to publish theoretical, quantitative, and empirical studies, including work on the borders of power electronics, motor drives, and electric energy storage systems for autonomous e-mobility and electrified transport.

The International Conference on Power Electronics and Systems Applications (PESA) 2020, is technically sponsored by TEC.  PESA 2020 was successfully organized and held in Hong Kong on 7-11 December.  This four-day conference focused on recent research and industrial projects concerning power electronics and related technology, which focuses on Future Mobility and Future Power Transfer.  The conference aims to be a key international forum for the exchange and dissemination of technical information on power electronics among academics and practicing engineers in the field. 

Abstract— Automobiles invented more than a century ago will transform our lives again in the next decade. Driver Assist Systems(DAS) have started this transformation and the tipping point of this transformation is when they can completely take-over the ability to make decisions for automating the driving. Among other technical challenges - demand for large compute power with machine learning abilities, assess the ‘learning’ for its ability to take the decision for safe driving and optimize test cycles yet ensure to cover differences in driving behavior, traffic rules, traffic signs across geography. In this paper, we present how the industry is addressing these challenges, how are we trying to address the needs of the industry, and the eventual benefits to customers.

Abstract. This article presents the aeronautical vision for electrical power transportation with a short-term vision. A global analysis of electrical energy onboard will be done during the discussion on problematics introduce by hybridization in the aeronautical domain. A focus dedicated to harnesses will be presented. This will highlight the importance and consideration of harnesses in weight evaluation of the electrical global system to ensure the realization of hybrid or even all-electric aircraft.

About the Newsletter


Jin-Woo Ahn


Sheldon Williamson

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