Announcing the £150,000 Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Competition
The Trustees of the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund are celebrating 150 years since the birth of their benefactor William Rees Jeffreys with a major UK-wide Competition. The Trustees are encouraging entries from everyone – from school children to big business. Grants are being offered – up to a possible £150,000, plus cash prizes of £5,000 for schools – to encourage new and creative thinking about what road users, and society as a whole, expect from the roads of the future.
The £150,000 question is: What’s your vision of the way in which our roads (motorways, highways or streets) could best work for us all as we square up to the challenges of the next 50 years?
The Trustees are encouraging entries from everyone – from school children to big business.
Join the Trustees and guests at a free webinar on 14 September at which the Competition will be officially launched, and the aims and objectives of the Competition explained. Register for free here
Visit the Competition website to find out how you can enter the competition. Entries open on 14 September at 12.00.
How Do You Decarbonise the Transport Sector?
Come and find out at our four-part webinar series where we will look at setting the scene, short/medium term, long term to 2050 and infrastructure, with a wide variety of speakers from the Aerospace, Automotive & Road Transport, Railway and Marine Sectors. Every Thursday from 30 September up to 21 October 2021 at 11.00hrs BST.
Applying Systems Engineering to Road Transport Seminar
This event is now fully booked with a waiting list.
Early Bird Rate for Autonomous Vehicles - enabling CAV in the UK - 18-19 October 2021
Registrations are now open for the above conference taking place at IET Savoy Place, London. This year's conference will also be in a hybrid format so will offer an option for delegates to attend virtually. The early bird rate expires on 17 September and there will be limited space for the physical event due to social distancing so if you are planning on registering, please do so soon.
The Future Electrification of Urban Transport Webinar
The move to decarbonise our transportation networks requires a considerable change to our existing systems and way of implementation, the adoption of new and possibly disruptive technologies and, importantly, a need for more / new engineers to make the changes a reality. This webinar covered some of those challenges and opportunities and heard from three speakers Setting the Scene, Smart Charging and the Journey towards the Electrification of the Bus Fleet. You can still watch this OnDemand via the above link.
The Role of Behavioural Science in Transport - 18 & 19 May 2021
If you missed registering for these two webinars you can still catch up with them OnDemand.
Contribute to our discussion forum on the topic and we will also post responses to questions that we didn't manage to get around to covering on the webinars.
Dr Alan Stevens, Vice Chair, IET ARTS TN Executive Committee has also written this blog post event.
Automotive Cybersecurity Webinars
Missed the above webinars? You can catch up with the 28 January 2021 webinar OnDemand.
If you missed our first webinar on the topic on 21 October 2020, you can still register and watch this On Demand.
Its also possible to catch up with the speaker responses to all the questions we couldn't respond to during both webinars in our discussion forum.
Don’t forget to check out our Webinar Hub for details of all the other IET Technical Network webinars and you can even catch up with content from previous webinars if you missed registering for these the first-time round.
Our Advancing Safety in Transport Through Automation report is now live!
The report has now been published and is available here.
Hot Topic Video
The ARTS Technical Network (ARTS TN) are pleased to be able to showcase their hot topic video on Automotive Cybersecurity which highlights the risks and opportunities of connected vehicle cybersecurity.
The TN would like to record their appreciation to Horiba-Mira staff at Nuneaton who kindly hosted the filming in their Vehicle Resilience Facility, Europe’s largest transport technology R&D cluster and Paul Wooderson for presenting.