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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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Marine engineering – super yachts

The IET is pleased to be involved in an engineering seminar “Sea Changes” with the Professional Yachting Association (PYA) during the Monaco Yacht Show discussing technical competence of engineering crew and raising the bar on professionalism within the super yacht industry.


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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

Car safety and the digital dashboard

Car safety and the digital dashboard

13 October 2014

As car designers compete to pack more electronics into their vehicles, they are also having to focus on the issues of safety and security.

Geek spirit: The man who kick-started the US rocket programme

Geek spirit: The man who kick-started the US rocket programme

13 October 2014

Maverick genius or eccentric? Jack Parsons, whose centenary falls in October, was undeniably a founding father of the US rocket industry.

Electric aircraft take off, as Europe leads the way

Electric aircraft take off, as Europe leads the way

13 October 2014

Europe appears to be leading the charge for electric aircraft propulsion, but a number of technological hurdles remain.

Latest news

The UK's first completely renewable solar-powered hydrogen refueling station has been launched in Swindon First sun-powered hydrogen refuelling station opens in UK

A hydrogen refuelling station using energy from the Sun to drive electrolysis to produce hydrogen for fuel cell powered cars has been launched in Swindon.

Passengers on London Underground can register to give one penny to charity with each journey Charitable giving goes contactless with Transport for London

Charitable giving has entered the contactless age with a new donation scheme launched on London’s mass transportation services.

Latest events

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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom

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