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UK must prepare for increased transport cyber-security threat

The UK transport sector needs to increase its focus on cyber-security in the face of rapidly emerging technological developments, according to a new report by the Transport Systems Catapult. The report backed by IBM, IET, IMPART and the Digital Catapult, cites numerous trends in the realms of technology, cyber security, mobility, and society are all converging to make a more complex environment to deliver safe, secure, and reliable mobility services and infrastructure.

 

Designing an integrated transport system: technological challenges and opportunities for city authorities and network operators

In October 2016 the IET held a panel to discuss the technological challenges and opportunities for city authorities and network operators in designing and achieving an integrated transport system. The panel including representatives from Atkins, Highways England, City of York Council and Telefonica and it was Chaired by Professor Phil Blythe, the Chief Scientific Advisor at the Department for Transport. 

 

The highlights from the ITS World Congress in Melbourne

Dr Alan Stevens, IET Transport Policy Panel member and the Chief Scientist and Research Director for Transportation at TRL, gives an overview of the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress which took place in Melbourne, Australia in October 2016.Key topics at the Congress included Connected and Automated vehicles, Mobility as a Service, Big Data and Cyber Security. 

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Towards cooperative vehicles and automation: The highlights of the 11th ITS European Congress, Glasgow

A sunny Glasgow hosted the 11th European ITS Congress in early June. The event, attended by over 2,500 people brought delegates from across the European community and the wider globe together to discuss new trends in ITS. Anna Bonne-IET, Martyn Minear-Arup and Darren Capes-City of York Council review the event.

 

Connected roads: the cyber security challenges of connecting vehicles to infrastructure

This article is based, in part, on inputs from a private discussion in a special interest session at the 11th ITS European Congress in Glasgow (June 2016) on the cyber security challenges of connecting vehicles to infrastructure where 54 experts from a range of engineering and technical disciplines got together to share current knowledge and best practice in cyber security when connecting vehicles to infrastructure.

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Transport Sector Insight: Big Data in Transport

Data is becoming increasingly significant in the management and use of transport systems. Across all modes of transport, there is now a considerable quantity and diversity of data available for operators to improve performance, efficiency, service provision, safety and security. This Insight by Matthew Clarke at ATKINS Transportation explores Big Data management, best practice and challenges.

 

Smart mobility, better city: Why city transport systems should place the customer first

Business models for mobility are changing. Technology is enabling new disruptive services that put the customer first. Smart mobility is all about putting the customer at the centre and has the potential to offer a service which, independent of the transport mode, will be best for them. Dr Anna Bonne, the Sector Head for Transport at the IET, was recently interviewed for ARUP’s A2 magazine on future cities and the smart mobility solutions they may offer.

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Towards cooperative vehicles and automation: The highlights of the 11th ITS European Congress, Glasgow

A sunny Glasgow hosted the 11th European ITS Congress in early June. The event, attended by over 2,500 people brought delegates from across the European community and the wider globe together to discuss new trends in ITS. Anna Bonne-IET, Martyn Minear-Arup and Darren Capes-City of York Council review the event in the article below.

 

Technology and practical applications of intelligent mobility for sustainable towns & cities

Technology plays an increasing role in supporting sustainable transport. Payment systems, data capture and use, car and bike-sharing schemes, information and navigation apps are amongst the many tools that are already reshaping travel choices. The rapid development of new automotive technologies, including autonomous vehicles, in-car telematics and driver assist are fast taking us to the future of cars in our cities. Captured at Smarter Travel LIVE! 2016, the videos linked from this page will give you an insight into the future of intelligent mobility in towns and cities.

 

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The highlights of the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux 2015

Couldn’t make the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux? IET Transport Sector Executive committee member Tim Gammons, Director of Smart Mobility & ITS at Arup, gives his highlights of the Congress.


 

 

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Intelligent city transport hubs: characteristics for success

This Transport Sector insight looks at how we will need to cope with the challenges of city movements and develop sustainable solutions for our transport systems and living environments of the future.

 

 

 

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Innovations Award 2012, Transport - Paisley Canal Low Cost Transformer

Network Rail had to find a way of reducing the costs of electrification whilst providing a safe, reliable and efficient railway.


 

 

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Interview with John Judge, MD of Judge 3D

John talks to Head of Transport, Paula-Marie Brown, about the importance of engineers designing transport systems that are smart.