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 …