Innovation will significantly improve the efficiency and experience of the end-to end journey for people and freight. Working with the ICT and Built Environment sectors, the Transport Sector will be developing thought leadership in connected vehicles, intelligent logistics, monitoring and data, smart systems, urban mobility, passenger information and intermodal transport.
The IET had a major presence at Highways UK 2018, which took place at the NEC in Birmingham from 7-8 November 2018.
The IET’s Transport Policy Panel and Transport Sector Executive Panel held their first ever joint meeting at London’s Heathrow Airport on 13th June 2018.
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.
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. Below is a summary of the key points from the session.
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. Demonstrated by Bosch at the Congress was a highly automated research vehicle launched based on a Tesla chassis with 6 radar, 6 lidar and several scene cameras, generating 1TB of data per day.
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