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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.
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.
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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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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?
16 February 2015
Designer: United States Navy
Researchers from the DATA SIM EU-wide project coupled data from GSM and GPS to predict what would happen if large numbers of people start to drive electric vehicles.
Car maker Ford has introduced a smart electric bike that can be folded into the boot of a car to help commuters overcome traffic jams.
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