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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.

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Transport Technology Forum Conference 2018

Transport Technology Forum Conference coming to the North East

The Transport Technology Forum Conference 2018 will take place on 17th October in Newcastle upon Tyne.

IET contributes to London Assembly’s ‘Future Transport’ report

The IET was among the leading organisations that contributed to the London Assembly Transport Committee’s ‘Future Transport: How is London responding to technological innovation?’ report, which was launched on 13 February 2018.

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


Local Authority Guide

Local Authority Guide to Emerging Transport Technology

The biennial brochure brings together numerous case studies that explain how new transport technology is being implemented by local authorities. If you would like to submit a case study please complete this form and send it to us before the closing date of 30 September 2018. 


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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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