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Future transport technologies

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.

Articles and reports

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?

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.


Local Authority Guide

Local Authority Guide to Emerging Transport Technology

The Transport case studies demonstrate how transport technology is being applied by local authorities. If you would like to submit a case study please complete this form and send it to use before the closing date of 30 September 2018. 


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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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