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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.

Latest news

mh17 Russian-made missile responsible for MH17 crash

A Russian-made Buk missile was responsible for the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17), the Dutch Safety Board (DSB) has concluded.

New emission scrubbing technology and widespread investment cuts - Volkswagen announces steps to recover from the emission rigging scandal VW to roll out new diesel emission tech, but investment cuts needed

Volkswagen has announced it will roll out new diesel-emission technology in Europe and North America, but admits significant investment cuts will be needed to recover from the emission-rigging scandal.

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

James Bond 007: 7 Bond stunts

James Bond 007: 7 Bond stunts

12 October 2015

James Bond can fly a helicopter upside down, sled on an open cello case and run across the backs of angry crocodiles. Can these Bond stunts be done in real life?

Classic Projects: EDS-1275 SG double neck guitar

Classic Projects: EDS-1275 SG double neck guitar

12 October 2015

Discover ‘that’ twin-neck guitar.

Interview: Jonathan Glancey, The rise and fall of Concorde

Interview: Jonathan Glancey, The rise and fall of Concorde

12 October 2015

Next year marks the 60th anniversary of the birth of the supersonic Concorde plane, which was to be both a triumph and tragedy of technological optimism. Jonathan Glancey has just written a biography of the aeroplane.

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Sector Publications

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Sector Publications

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