Roads and transportation


The Roads and Transportation society is for engineers with an interest in road and rail design, transport planning and traffic engineering.

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No longer seen as 'crazy engineers' for wanting to bring sails back to ships – but visionaries

'When we started, we were seen as crazy engineers for wanting to bring sails back to ships,' says aeronautical engineer Cristina Aleixendri, 'but when we speak to shipowners today, they tell us we’ll go back to wind and it will never be abandoned.'

Revealed: The 'talking' concrete that could help to prevent gridlock and reduce carbon emissions

The invention, a sensor that allows concrete to 'talk', decreases construction time and how often concrete pavement needs repairs while also improving the road’s sustainability and cutting its carbon footprint. Embedded directly into a concrete pour, the sensor sends engineers more precise and consistent data about the concrete’s strength and need for repair than is possible with currently used tools and methods.

Solar power-generating railway tracks coming down the line as Swiss startup unveils pilot project

Swiss startup Sun-Ways has developed a mechanical system to instal removable solar panels along railway tracks. Its creators say the innovation could be adopted on half of the world’s railway lines. But there is no shortage of challenges.

Bridge of ayes: The Cody Dock footbridge that will roll, tilt or fold to let vessels pass

A hand powered, first-of-its-kind opening footbridge rolls in to reactivate East London’s Cody Dock.

Carbon-neutral pavements a possibility by 2050, but policy and industry action needs to go up a gear – study

Analyses show stakeholders of all levels must get involved in decarbonising pavements to reach climate goals.

Electric vs internal combustion engine: Top 10 reasons why the former crosses the finish line first

To an engineer, it is fairly obvious that an electric motor is a far superior machine to power a car than an internal combustion engine (ICE) – petrol or diesel – write Eamon Stack and Matthew Sealy, who outline the 10 key reasons why an electric motor does the transport job so much better than an internal combustion engine.


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