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S986 - Motoring of the future


Motoring of the future: IET comments to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee


The IET has lead on a submission on behalf of Engineering the Future to the Transport Select Committee inquiry on Motoring of the Future. Engineering the Future is a broad alliance of the engineering institutions and bodies which represent the UK’s 450,000 professional engineers. The development of the response was led by The Institution of Engineering and Technology and was written with the assistance of and endorsed of:

  • BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
  • The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation
  • The Institution of Chemical Engineers
  • Institution of Civil Engineers
  • The Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Royal Academy of Engineering

The inquiry asked questions on the government’s strategy for motoring, what policy issues need to be considered and how effective Government is in supporting technological development in motoring:


The response noted the future of motoring needs to be considered as part of the transport system as a whole. The lack of an integrated transport strategy for the UK creates barriers to a comprehensive discussion. A systems-view of mobility should be taken, including public road vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and freight. These all need to be considered when looking at a coherent strategy for the future of UK roads in the context of the national transport system.

Submission Details Submitted on 27 October 2014 to House of Commons Transport Select Committee

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