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Automotive Cyber Security: Thought Leadership Review of risk perspectives for connected vehicles

Connected vehicles as a future mode of transport could be safer and more efficient as the driving experience becomes more interconnected. Cars are increasingly connected to the Internet, but there is concern that this could expose connected cars – and the people in them – to potential risks from online threats. This report explores the issues and suggests recommendations on how we address these challenges to ensure that future connected vehicles remain safe. Download report.

Latest news

Bristol expands 'Number Two' bus fleet

Dozens of buses powered by human waste are set to hit the roads of Bristol next year, adding to the city’s current fleet of top-of-the-range bio-buses. 

An innovative World Wildlife Fund-approved device  uses lasers and sound to keep birds off marine oil platforms Oil rig sound and laser system keeps dirty birds at bay

A new animal-friendly system uses sound and lasers to keep birds off marine oil platforms to prevent the build-up of excrement on helidecks.

IET Transport Community

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Transport Sector Community

Visit the IET Transport Sector community to join in discussion, share photos and videos and interact with engineers across the world. 

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HS2 and the IET

The IET Transport Sector, Parsons Brinckerhoff and HS2 Ltd are collaborating on a programme of knowledge dissemination related to the rail system design of the proposed new UK high speed railway line – HS2. The collaboration aims to share the technical knowledge, innovations and challenges of delivering a large scale transport project.

Key Topics

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Autonomous Vehicles

Automated or autonomous vehicles is not new, however, the landscape has been transformed over recent years with the application of advanced sensors, communication technologies and databases. Autonomous systems are already pervasive, particularly in aerospace with autopilot on planes and military drones.

The IET held a debate with thought leaders from academia, industry, policymakers and research organisations to address the challenges and benefits of bringing autonomous vehicles technologies to the mass market.

Download the report.

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Marine engineering

The IET is working in collaboration with the Professional Yachting Association (PYA) to support engineers and technicians, who are keen to progress their careers, by providing a route to professional registration qualifications, such as Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer, Engineering Technician and ICT Technician. The IET will be hosting an engineering seminar and workshops on professional registration.

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Electric Vehicles

Electric and hybrid vehicles are being developed globally, and due to rising fuel prices and the requirement to reduce emissions, the transport industry is striving to develop truly sustainable alternative sources of energy to power vehicles. The IET interviewed some of the latest players (BMW, Nissan, Peugeot and Hyundai) introducing electric vehicles to the consumer market at the Green fleet Arrive’n’Drive event.

Transport articles

Dawn of the new P2 age

Dawn of the new P2 age

09 November 2015

Not content with bringing a Peppercorn class A1 Pacific back to life, the team behind Tornado are now building a new version of Britain’s most powerful passenger steam locomotive ever - the Gresley class P2

Sports tech: Electric bikes

Sports tech: Electric bikes

09 November 2015

Cycling up hills is now easier than ever before with the latest in electrically-powered bicycles.

Gallery: Steampunk tricycle design

Gallery: Steampunk tricycle design

09 November 2015

Taking inspiration from 1930s aeroplanes, these retro-looking electric tricycles with a suggestion of steampunk are truly one-of-a-kind. Designed by Jeremy Davies, The Rocket has been flying off the shelves since going on sale this summer.

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Sector Publications

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Sector Publications

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