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Available Now! Resilience, Security & Risk in Transport a special interest publication from the IET Transport Sector. Essential reading for transport professionals and engineers. A collection of technical papers including:
Published in December 2013, priced £45 (20% discount available for IET members).
The publication is also available from our Digital Library, including on a pay per chapter basis.
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.
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.
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.
View information, case studies, insights and interviews on key topics the Transport Sector is currently focusing on.
View on-camera interviews with experts on subjects including efficient design for transport systems and electric vehicles.
This factfile examines the issues behind transport policy and technology and their unintended consequences on various aspects of the transport system as a whole.
This factfile examines what can be done at less cost with the UK road network to achieve transport policy objectives such as reducing congestion, accidents and emissions.
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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.
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15 December 2014
Unmanned aircraft are slowly penetrating various areas of human activity, but how far are we really from the future world of drones?
15 December 2014
In the mid-20th century, Detroit was an icon of the motor industry and the backbone of America's blue-collar aspirations. Today, the legendary manufacturing plants lie in ruins and the city is a shadow of its former self. How did the empire fall?
10 December 2014
When the LandWind X7 SUV model was launched at the 12th China International Automobile Exhibition in November, its similarity to Jaguar Land Rover’s Evoque model drew international attention and raging media headlines. Could prior action have saved Jaguar Land Rover in the long run?
Volvo is testing a new technology that enables cars to communicate directly with helmets of cyclists in their vicinity to help prevent dangerous collisions.
Central Japan Railway Company has started to build the stations for a magnetic-levitation rail line between the cities of Tokyo and Nagoya, which is expected to open in 2027.
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