Call for Papers: IEEE Sensors Journal
Special Issue on Smart Sensors for Smart Grids and Smart Cities
This call for papers invites significant contributions in the field of sensors and sensing systems dedicated to smart grid, power networks and smart cities. The submission deadline is 31 March 2017.
For a list of topics and submission instructions, view the Call for Papers (PDF, 593 KB).
Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs Wants to Help You Navigate Smart Cities
Sidewalk Labs and the U.S. Department of Transportation are working together with the finalists of the USDOT's Smart City Challenge on a new platform called Flow. Flow will use real-time data from smartphones and environmental sensors to provide a real-time understanding of how roads and parking spaces are being used and why some routes might be more congested than others. And then, based on those analytics, Flow’s mobile app will help users find the fastest and most efficient way to get where they’re going.
Read more at IEEE Spectrum.
Ethernet Expands Into New Application Areas: The Connected Car
"With connected cars expected to reach the road as early as 2020, the publication of IEEE 802.3bw™-2015 100BASE-T1 standard is quite timely. Primarily driven by the needs of the global automotive industry, this Ethernet standard is yet again another example of Ethernet’s versatility and expansion into new applications."