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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.

Latest news

A self-driving Lexus has been seen driving in Tokyo Toyota to develop self-driving cars by 2020

Toyota has demonstrated its self-driving car concept saying it would like to start selling autonomous vehicles by 2020.

The extent of Volkswagen's emission cheating in the European Union has not yet been revealed Eight million VW cars in EU equipped with cheating tech

Eight million Volkswagen diesel cars sold in the European Union have been fitted with the ‘defeat device’ designed to cheat in emission tests, the German car-maker has admitted.

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.

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 is working in collaboration with the Professional Yachting Association (PYA) to support engineers and technicians, who are keen to progress their careers, by providing a route to professional registration qualifications, such as Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer, Engineering Technician and ICT Technician. The IET will be hosting an engineering seminar and workshops on professional registration.

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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.

Transport articles

Classic Project: Routemaster (RM) Bus

Classic Project: Routemaster (RM) Bus

14 September 2015

The Routemaster double-decker bus is widely regarded as a British design icon. First introduced in 1956, a few are still running on a popular tourist route in London.

British astronaut Tim Peake prepares for six months in space

British astronaut Tim Peake prepares for six months in space

14 September 2015

Tim Peake, the first Briton to go to the International Space Station on a trip funded by the UK government, has spoken to E&T amidst his busy training schedule.

Driverless cars: Are we ready?

Driverless cars: Are we ready?

14 September 2015

The main cause of traffic accidents is human error, but sorting out the tech challenges of driverless cars solves only half the problem.

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Sector Publications

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