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Highlights

Resilience, Security and Risk in Transport front cover

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:

  • Certification of autonomous systems;
  • Intrusion tolerant systems for integrated vetronics survivability strategy;
  • Cyber-security as an attribute of active safety systems and their migration towards vehicle automation.

 

Published in December 2013, priced £45 (20% discount available for IET members).

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The publication is also available from our Digital Library, including on a pay per chapter basis. 


Key Topics

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Autonomous Vehicles

Automated or autonomous systems have been around for a long time in aircraft (autopilot, autoland) and rail systems (automatic train operation on the Dockland Light Railway, Victoria and other underground lines) and are also playing a role in improving day-to-day operations such as container stacking in ports. However they are playing an increasing role in hazardous and challenging environments where human lives may be exposed to greater risk.


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Key topics

View information, case studies, insights and interviews on key topics the Transport Sector is currently focusing on.


Topical Interviews

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Interviews with key people in the Transport Sector

View on-camera interviews with experts on subjects including efficient design for transport systems and electric vehicles.


Factfiles

Rebound: unintended consequences of transport policy

Rebound: unintended consequences of transport policy and technology

This factfile examines the issues behind transport policy and technology and their unintended consequences on various aspects of the transport system as a whole.

Can we really do more at less cost with the UK road network?

Can we really do more at less cost with the UK road network?

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.

Virtual library

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Virtual library

IET members can access for free electronic books and journals from: EBSCO, Engineering and IT Reference Library, Faulkner reports, Knovel, Wiley, and Key Note.

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.


Publications

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Books

The IET runs a professional and academic book programme across 21 specialist disciplines, covering all the key areas of engineering and technology.

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Journals

A dynamic and expanding journals publishing program containing both original and review papers relating to all disciplines in electrical, electronics, computing, control, biomedical and communications technologies.

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IET Standards

Publishes a range of standards, codes of practice and guidance materials for professional engineers, using its expertise  to achieve consensus on best practice in emerging and established technology fields

Policy

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Government policy

The IET represents the views of its members on a wide range of professional and technological issues.


Draft aviation policy framework
Submitted on 31 October 2012 to Department for Transport (DfT)
Transport Scotland's Rail 2014 consultation
Submitted on 20 February 2012 to Transport Scotland

Transport articles

Green skies ahead: charting a course to sustainable aviation

Green skies ahead: charting a course to sustainable aviation

18 July 2014

In aviation better fuel efficiency reduces both emissions and the single largest cost to the industry, but the sector is still looking for a game changer that could realise the dream of cheap green air travel.

Classic Projects: Penny-farthing high wheel bicycle

Classic Projects: Penny-farthing high wheel bicycle

15 July 2014

Date:  1870s

Designer: James Starley

Cost: Vintage ones today c. £5,000

Formula E to test the limits of electric transport

Formula E to test the limits of electric transport

14 July 2014

Ten cities around the world will play host to an experiment to use racing to push electric vehicle design as Formula E takes to the streets later this year.

Latest news

Hitachi's new AT200 commuter train offers some rather fancy features Safety and interactivity highlights of Hitachi’s new train

Hitachi Rail Europe has unveiled design of its new commuter train for the UK introducing smartphone-connected seats and advanced safety features.

The area of the Curzon Street Station in Birmingham will see major redevelopment HS2-inspired redevelopment project launched

A huge redevelopment in Birmingham around the HS2 project, creating 14,000 jobs, 2,000 homes and worth up to £1.3bn a year to the economy has been announced by the Government today.

Latest events

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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom

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