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Engineering excellence for future transport systems

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 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.

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

Electric vehicles: conductive charging extends the range

Electric vehicles: conductive charging extends the range

19 August 2015

Range anxiety: the idea of running out of battery power in the middle of a journey is something that haunts electric vehicle (EV) owners and is regularly cited as a reason why sales figures for EVs remain fairly low.

Superyachts: building a floating palace

Superyachts: building a floating palace

14 July 2015

Superyachts are the ultimate status symbol that only the world’s richest people could ever dream of owning. Heesen’s boatyard in Oss in the Netherlands shows us how they are built and what you get for €75 million.

Interview - Rhys Vaughan Williams, Head of MEP Engineering, Crossrail

Interview - Rhys Vaughan Williams, Head of MEP Engineering, Crossrail

14 July 2015

London’s mammoth Crossrail infrastructure project recently completed the tunnelling phase. As the focus moves to fitting out the stations and tunnels, Rhys Vaughan Williams, head of mechanical, electrical and public health engineering, describes what lies ahead of and beyond the project’s 2019 deadline.

Latest news

A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces Soryu diesel-electric submarine Japan cagey on building Australian submarines locally

Japan may have hurt its chances of winning a A$50bn contract to build submarines for Australia after failing to provide key details during a recent lobbying trip.

The Ferguson shipyard nearly closed last year after going into administration Saved Scottish shipyard wins £97m order a year after going bust

A Scottish shipyard that went bust a year ago has been named preferred bidder for a £97m contract to build new ferries after being saved by a local entrepreneur.

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