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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 and the Professional Yachting Association (PYA) are working collaboratively on a professional registration initiative supporting on shore and off shore marine engineers to gain internationally recognised qualifications such as Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer, Engineering Technician and ICT Technician.
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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

HMS Victory – Restoring Nelson's flagship

HMS Victory – Restoring Nelson's flagship

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.

Aviation for the future: flight goes green

Aviation for the future: flight goes green

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.

Can Formula E drive the EV future?

Can Formula E drive the EV future?

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?

Latest news

By 2030, electric driverless taxis would be more economic than petrol powered vehicles Electric robocabs to resolve pollution in cities

Autonomous electric taxis could become major contributors to the reduction of pollution in urban areas by 2030, a study has concluded.

Rolls-Royce has downgraded its profits estimates for 2015 and 2016 Rolls-Royce cuts profit forecast

British engineering giant Rolls-Royce has revised its profit forecasts for 2015 and 2016, expecting the ongoing oil price crisis as well as weakening demand for aircraft engines to affect revenue.

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