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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.

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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

Plane safety: five technologies that could save your life

Plane safety: five technologies that could save your life

03 April 2015

The chances of dying in an aeroplane crash may statisticaly be only one in 11 million, but the technology already exists to potentially make it even less likely. E&T investigates.

Sports technology: Bike fitting

Sports technology: Bike fitting

16 March 2015

This month’s sports technology feature looks at the technique of bespoke bike ‘fitting’, where a bike can be exactly adjusted for the rider to achieve maximum comfort, flexibility and performance.

The problems of spacesuits 50 years after the first spacewalk

The problems of spacesuits 50 years after the first spacewalk

16 March 2015

The first spacesuit almost became Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov’s bodybag. Fifty years on, the modern spacesuit is once again in for a radical restyling.

Latest news

ghost-station ‘Ghost’ railway station uncovered in London

A “ghost” station closed a century ago has been uncovered by engineers during work on a £6.5bn rail project in London.

refined-bitumen Bio-asphalt could soon pave roads

Microalgae waste has been used by researchers to make asphalt and successfully replace petroleum-based substances in the process.

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