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New technologies could unlock the transport challenges we are facing. Silent aircraft could increase capacity at airports without the need for runway expansions and lightweight materials will make our vehicles faster, more fuel efficient, reducing carbon dioxide emissions and protecting the environment.

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Why can’t the UK be as innovative as Israel in transport technology?

Israel is full of innovation. Technology that has come out of Israel includes voicemail and the USB flash drive. In March, the Institution of Engineering and Technology led a delegation to Israel to find out what’s hot in transport technology…

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What’s the technology behind the RRS Sir David Attenborough?

This case study, written by Rolls Royce for the IET, outlines the advanced technology which will go into building the RRS Sir David Attenborough. When built the boat will be one of the most advance research vessels ever enabling environmental scientists to conduct cutting edge research in the harshest environments where they can be a sea for weeks or even months at a time.

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Trains, Planes & Power

Read the latest insights from the engineering community on trains, planes and power.

Connected Cars 2016

There are many definitions of ‘connected cars’, but generally it means that vehicles transfer information to and receive information from the environment. The growing proliferation of embedded in-vehicle connectivity and smartphone integration platforms has made connected cars one of the fastest growing segments of the IoT (Internet of Things) market.

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IET influencing Government Policy

The IET seeks to offer unbiased advice to the UK Government on a broad range of policy issues.

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Local Authority Guide to Emerging Transport Technology

Produced by the IET Transport Policy Panel in conjunction with ITS UK.

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Latest developments in Rail TechBite

Key insights and resources taken from the International Conference on Railway Engineering (ICRE) in May 2016, organised by the IET Railway Network.

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Evaluation of Intelligent Road Transportation Systems: Methods and Results

This book provides an overview of ICT-based intelligent road transport systems with an emphasis on evaluation methods and recent evaluation results of ITS development and deployment.

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