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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 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

Classic Projects: Forth Bridge

Classic Projects: Forth Bridge

20 April 2015

Widely recognised as one of Scotland's defining landmarks, this Victorian engineering icon was the world's longest single cantilever construction when it was built 125 years ago.

Trackside CCTV tackles rail industry problems

Trackside CCTV tackles rail industry problems

20 April 2015

Wireless monitoring is helping Network Rail improve safety and cut service disruptions.

Plane safety: five technologies that could save your life

Plane safety: five technologies that could save your life

03 April 2015

The chances of dying in an aeroplane crash may statisticaly be only one in 11 million, but the technology already exists to potentially make it even less likely. E&T investigates.

Latest news

automated-traffic Traffic lights and motorists linked by automated transport system

A new technology that connects traffic signals to cars to help drivers make their way around town has been rolled out in Newcastle.

babel-bike ‘Safest bike ever’ designed by UK inventor

A British entrepreneur has designed what he calls "the safest bike in history", featuring a protective cage positioned around the rider and a double seatbelt.

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