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Available Now! Resilience, Security & Risk in Transport a special interest publication from the IET Transport Sector. Essential reading for transport professionals and engineers. A collection of technical papers including:

  • Certification of autonomous systems;
  • Intrusion tolerant systems for integrated vetronics survivability strategy;
  • Cyber-security as an attribute of active safety systems and their migration towards vehicle automation.


Published in December 2013, priced £45 (20% discount available for IET members).

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The publication is also available from our Digital Library, including on a pay per chapter basis. 

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.

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Marine engineering – super yachts

The IET in association with the Professional Yachting Association (PYA) delivered an engineering seminar during the Monaco Yacht Show on the importance of professionalism within the engineering yacht crew.

PYA is an international not for profit association for yacht crew working with policy makers (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) on rules and regulations for yachts and yachting and provides informed advice on training and certification.

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Key topics

View information, case studies, insights and interviews on key topics the Transport Sector is currently focusing on.

Topical Interviews

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Interviews with key people in the Transport Sector

View on-camera interviews with experts on subjects including efficient design for transport systems and electric vehicles.


Rebound: unintended consequences of transport policy

Rebound: unintended consequences of transport policy and technology

This factfile examines the issues behind transport policy and technology and their unintended consequences on various aspects of the transport system as a whole.

Can we really do more at less cost with the UK road network?

Can we really do more at less cost with the UK road network?

This factfile examines what can be done at less cost with the UK road network to achieve transport policy objectives such as reducing congestion, accidents and emissions.

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Virtual library

IET members can access for free electronic books and journals from: EBSCO, Engineering and IT Reference Library, Faulkner reports, Knovel, Wiley, and Key Note.

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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.

Sector Publications

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Sector Publications

View a selection of different publications that are relevant to the sector.


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The IET runs a professional and academic book programme across 21 specialist disciplines, covering all the key areas of engineering and technology.

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A dynamic and expanding journals publishing program containing both original and review papers relating to all disciplines in electrical, electronics, computing, control, biomedical and communications technologies.

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IET Standards

Publishes a range of standards, codes of practice and guidance materials for professional engineers, using its expertise  to achieve consensus on best practice in emerging and established technology fields


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Government policy

The IET represents the views of its members on a wide range of professional and technological issues.

Draft aviation policy framework
Submitted on 31 October 2012 to Department for Transport (DfT)
Transport Scotland's Rail 2014 consultation
Submitted on 20 February 2012 to Transport Scotland

Transport articles

Analysis: What was behind the SpaceShipTwo crash?

Analysis: What was behind the SpaceShipTwo crash?

10 November 2014

Virgin Galactic has been synonymous with space tourism since the start of its partnership with California-based Scaled Composites, the company that won the Ansari X-Prize in 2004 after its SpaceShipOne became the first private spacecraft to reach the edge of space.

Where next for the modern airship?

Where next for the modern airship?

10 November 2014

Airships came to prominence in the First World War when they were used for bombing raids. Today the airship concept is undergoing a revival. But what is the technology like, and what will they be used for?

Antarctic ice truckers: Vivian 'Bunny' Fuchs' 1958 success

Antarctic ice truckers: Vivian 'Bunny' Fuchs' 1958 success

10 November 2014

Before manned space flight became a reality in the 1960s, the greatest challenge in exploration was to traverse the continent of Antarctica. A team spearheaded by British explorer Sir Vivian 'Bunny' Fuchs led a mission that was to put the internal combustion engine to its sternest test yet.

Latest news

Airbus will invest £100m into development of new technology to build aircraft wings Airbus unveils £100m investment into aircraft wing research

Europe’s aircraft manufacturer Airbus will invest £100m into research and development of new systems and technologies for building aircraft wings.

Electric cars have failed to convince consumers Only 1 per cent of new car buyers would consider going electric

Only 1 per cent of people looking for new cars would consider an electric one and only 13 per cent are interested in a hybrid, according to a survey.

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