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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.
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.
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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.
15 June 2015
Nelson's flagship at the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar celebrates its 250th anniversary this year. We take a look at HMS Victory, which now lives permanently in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and what has been done to regenerate it.
15 June 2015
How modelling, simulation and product lifecycle management tools are making a new generation of lighter, stronger, cleaner and possibly even simpler aircraft.
15 June 2015
Electric motorsport Formula E launched with a blaze of publicity last year. But although the buzz has died down, does it have the spark to boost sales of electric cars?
The Solar Impulse aircraft powered solely by energy from the Sun has completed its record-breaking five-day non-stop cruise across the Pacific Ocean.
British engineering giant Rolls-Royce will lead a €6.6m research project providing bases for the development of future autonomous ships.
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