transport systems

Transport Genealogy

As a keen hobby genealogist, I have discovered ancestors of mine who were miners, agriculture labourers, watchmakers, silk winders and many other professions besides. That got me thinking about what future descendants will make of my job as an Innovation …

The challenge of creating a UK vehicle battery industry

Regulation on the emissions from internal combustion engines, actual and planned market disruption from Tesla (and Dyson, Google and others) and technological advances in electric powertrains and batteries are driving a surge of demand for electric vehicles (EVs).

The IET Faraday Challenge meets the Faraday Battery Challenge

young future engineer with safety glasses

Michael Faraday, born back in 1791, was an inspirational man in his time. The discoverer of electromagnetic induction, the principle behind the electric transformer and generator in 1831, he continues to be an inspiration to scientists, engineers and technicians. Faraday’s …

The opportunity for innovative space applications

Satellite in space orbiting the Earth

The world’s most valuable resource The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data This recent observation by The Economist, has made me wonder if we, as a nation, are making sufficient use of all sources of data. …

What do we need for electric vehicles to be a success in the UK?

electric vehicle charging socket

The 2040 trajectory for electric vehicles (EV) With the recent government announcement to ban the sale of conventional internal combustion engine vehicles from 2040 the transport stage has now been set for significant disruptive change. 2040 is a long way …

Connecting a fragmented logistics industry

Connected logistics

Despite the introduction of smartphones, telematics and satellite navigation systems, logistics remains a highly fragmented, inefficient and dangerous industry. DriverNet provides an app that transforms isolated and uninformed duties into fully connected and controlled experiences across a new online logistics …