Future transport technologies articles


Local authorities get smart over traffic management

A free Local Authorities and Smarter Traffic Management Day from the Department for Transport in collaboration with the IET, Innovate UK, ITS-UK, the Transport Systems Catapult and the Transport Technology Forum took place at IET Birmingham: Austin Court on 28 November 2017.

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

In March 2017 the Institution of Engineering and Technology led a delegation to Israel to find out what’s hot in transport technology. This article shares some of the interesting things we learnt.

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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 and Power

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


Couldn’t make Connected Cars ’16? Catch up here

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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Understanding the innovation transport landscape in Israel and the UK

In May 2016, as part of for TeXchange Mobility 2016, 13 Israeli mobility companies gathered at the IET’s headquarters Savoy Place to discuss the future of transport in Israel and the UK. The event started with pitches by the Israeli intelligent mobility start-ups and was followed by a Word Café where we quizzed these start-ups and the delegates about the barriers and opportunities in the areas of Transport Communications, Cyber Security, Big Data, Safety and Autonomy and Future Cars.

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Local Authority Guide to Emerging Transport Technology 2016

The 2016 edition of the Local Authority Guide to Emerging Transport Technology is being updated with new case studies and information to reflect significant technology developments. If you are a local authority or ITS technology provider and can demonstrate how new ideas and ITS have been implemented in a local transport system environment, we would like to hear from you.

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Crossrail learning legacy launched

The Crossrail Learning Legacy is the collation and dissemination of good practice, lessons learned and innovation from the Crossrail construction programme aimed at raising the bar in industry and showcasing UK PLC.



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Autosport International 2016

Covering over 1 million ft², Autosport International is widely regarded as Europe’s largest trade-only Motorsport exhibition.



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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.



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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.