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The destination for transport engineering excellence. Access the latest news, technical information, events, IET products and services, support for professional development and have the opportunity to join transport engineering communities.

Highlights

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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.


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 and the Professional Yachting Association (PYA) are working collaboratively on a professional registration initiative supporting on shore and off shore marine engineers to gain internationally recognised qualifications such as Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer, Engineering Technician and ICT Technician.
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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.

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.

Sector Publications

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Sector Publications

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


Transport articles

Classic Projects: LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman

Classic Projects: LNER Class A3 4472 Flying Scotsman

18 May 2015

The famous Flying Scotsman locomotive will soon be back in steam.

Jet engines - battle for the skies

Jet engines - battle for the skies

18 May 2015

Cutting-edge materials science makes modern jet engines tougher and more powerful, and also promises airlines better fuel efficiency.

Comment: Without planning, driverless cars could be an accident waiting to happen

Comment: Without planning, driverless cars could be an accident waiting to happen

18 May 2015

The automotive industry mustn't overlook the importance of security against hacking in the rush to grab a share of the self-driving car market, says Wil Rockall

Latest news

The Bill laying the legal framwork for the first phase of HS2 construction is going through the Parliament Government to press ahead with HS2 Bill

A Bill that would give the UK government legal powers to build and operate the first phase of the high-speed rail link connecting London and Birmingham is being processed by the Parliament.

aer-lingus Ryanair could be deal-breaker in Aer Lingus deal

The takeover of Aer Lingus by British Airways owner International Airline Group could be shaken up by the next move from Ryanair that has a near 30 per cent stake in Irish flag-carrier.

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