IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

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The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) was founded in 1949 as the Institute of Radio Engineers' (IRE) Committee on Vehicular and Railroad Radio. The Society's name has changed five times since then and its scope has expanded to include not only the "Radio" of the original name, but all manners of electronics associated with vehicular systems. The Society (then known as the IRE Professional Group on Vehicular Communications[1]) held its first "Meeting" (now Conference) in Detroit in 1950. The Society's first Transactions was published in 1952. Like the Society, the Transactions has carried many names.

The Society sponsors two publications: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and Vehicular Technology Magazine. The Transactions are published monthly, encompassing approximately 4800 pages of peer-reviewed material annually. The Magazine is published quarterly, including both peer-reviewed and general interest features.

The Society's flagship conference, the Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) began in 1950 and was held annually through 1998. In 1999, the Society began holding the VTC semi-annually. The Society also sponsors or co-sponsors a number of other conferences and symposia, including JRC, VPPC, ICCVE, and WiVEC.

The Society has approximately 45 local chapters throughout the world.

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  1. ^ "IRE Professional Group on Vehicular Communications". National Library of Australia Trove. Retrieved 2006-03-21. 

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