Recent Blog Posts

Autonomous vehicle pod
The Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) and Innovate UK are inviting businesses to apply for innovation project funding of up to £35 million. Projects need to come up with technical solutions for connected and autonomous vehicle features. These features should provide real-world benefits to users. This includes how these vehicles ... read more...
Posted by Anna Bonne on IET Transport Sector Sep 7, 2016 4:58 pm BST
Electric vehicle charging
The IET and ITS (UK) are undertaking a project on the role of intelligent transport systems and how new technology can help local authorities manage their networks in the future. The deadline for case study submissions to be included in the new version of the IET and ITS (UK) guide to emerging transport technologies is the 30 th September. If you are a ... read more...
Posted by Anna Bonne on IET Transport Sector Sep 7, 2016 11:11 am BST
Solar Impulse 2
Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Abu Dhabi today, becoming the first fuel-free plane to successfully circumnavigate the globe. The 22,000-mile trip took over a year to complete and was carried out in several stages by  pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg. Solar Impulse 2 has a 236-foot wingspan and is wider than a Boeing 747, but it weighs just ... read more...
Posted by Anna Bonne on IET Transport Sector Jul 26, 2016 5:22 pm BST
Amazon Prime Air
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has granted Amazon a series of concessions on current drone flying rules which will allow them to test their aerial vehicles and investigate the use of fleets of drones to deliver small packages to gardens within 30 minutes of ordering. These concessions include operation of drones without a direct line of sight, and ... read more...
Posted by Anna Bonne on IET Transport Sector Jul 26, 2016 4:38 pm BST
Electric vehicle charging
On the 30th June Transport Minister Andrew Jones announced that up to £19 million will be available to support the freight industry’s efforts to reduce vehicle emissions. The money will help fleets of commercial vehicles access the very latest in innovative low and zero emission vehicle technologies. The funding will be available for applications ... read more...
Posted by Anna Bonne on IET Transport Sector Jul 5, 2016 3:00 pm BST
Active Safety Europe 2016
On the 17 th May 2016 the IET will be addressing the question ‘are we nearly there yet? - Safety challenges on the path to Autonomy’ at Active Safety Europe 2016: ADAS to Autonomous Conference in Munich. This IET session will address how we demonstrate the technological maturity, reliability and safety of the software required for automated driving for ... read more...
Posted by Anna Bonne on IET Transport Sector May 11, 2016 1:26 pm BST
Autonomous car technology
The technologies that drive the development of autonomous vehicles and transport systems changes so rapidly it is hard to keep pace. The rate of innovation continues to increase and it is difficult for industry, policy-makers, public authorities and academics to maintain their knowledge and to plan strategic research directions. In the UK we have ... read more...
Posted by Anna Bonne on IET Transport Sector Feb 29, 2016 5:53 pm GMT
Prototype LUTZ Pathfinder pod
The IET and ITS-UK will be hosting a Special Interest Session at the ITS European Congress in Glasgow in June 2016. The panel session will focus on Cyber Security in Intelligent Transport. Cyber security has long been an important part of ITS implementation and a considerable body of expertise has built up as a result.  Over recent years, the increased ... read more...
Posted by Anna Bonne on IET Transport Sector Feb 29, 2016 3:25 pm GMT
The launch of Horizontal Innonvation
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) have joined forces to address the current lack of widespread exploitation of horizontal innovation in the business technology community. The long-term partnership aims to raise awareness and drive wider take-up of Horizontal Innovation across ... read more...
Posted by Anna Bonne on IET Transport Sector Feb 29, 2016 3:09 pm GMT
Crossrail Learning Legacy
It is still two years until Crossrail opens and it is currently only 72% complete however February 2016 has been as milestone for the Crossrail project. Along with the announcement by Boris Johnson that the new Crossrail line is to be named the Elizabeth Line in honour of the Queen, Crossrail also launched their learning legacy on the 26 th February. The ... read more...
Posted by Anna Bonne on IET Transport Sector Feb 26, 2016 4:53 pm GMT

Share: