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Resilience, Security and Risk in Transport (Volume 2) – now available!

A follow up to the Resilience, Security and Risk in Transport (Volume 1) special interest publication, this second edition will benefit engineers and transport professionals working or have an interest in cyber security, transport systems and infrastructure, transport planning and system design and modelling. In recent years terrorist organisations have proven that their objectives are best served by attacks on public places, transport systems and infrastructure, and other areas deemed vulnerable. This peer reviewed publication looks at countering these challenges:

  • Challenges to existing established suppositions that analysis methods are reliable and effective
  • Development of safety and security, properties and certification of autonomous vehicles
  • Adequacy and appropriateness of counter-measure preparations regarding cyber security incidents in safety-critical systems

Published in December 2014, priced £45 printed copy (20% discount available for IET members).

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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 – super yachts

The IET in association with the Professional Yachting Association (PYA) delivered an engineering seminar during the Monaco Yacht Show on the importance of professionalism within the engineering yacht crew.

PYA is an international not for profit association for yacht crew working with policy makers (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) on rules and regulations for yachts and yachting and provides informed advice on training and certification.

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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.


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Transport articles

3D printing for space missions

3D printing for space missions

16 February 2015

3D printing is emerging as a popular technology in the space industry, where it increases the potential to reduce spacecraft mass and cut launch costs. But will it ever be possible to print the rockets themselves?

Classic Projects: Sealab I, II & III

Classic Projects: Sealab I, II & III

16 February 2015

Date: 1960s

Designer: United States Navy

Cost: Undisclosed

Who controls commercial drones?

Who controls commercial drones?

16 February 2015

Commercial drones are now available to the public at knockdown prices. But what lies ahead for the UAV? And what if it gets into the wrong hands?

Latest news

wind-powered-ship Cargo ship powered by wind and gas

Wind-power freights could soon replace large ships that run on heavy oil, reducing pollution by up to 80 per cent, a team of engineers have announced after working with alternative fuels.

talking-drone Talking drone could ease concerns over aviation safety

A talking drone that can communicate with air traffic controllers like a human pilot has been developed by Australian researchers to address safety concerns.

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