Roads and transportation

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

The Active Travel Series shares knowledge on the planning, design and delivery of walking and cycling schemes. The free-to-attend webinars are delivered by the National Transport Authority in collaboration with the Engineers Ireland Roads and Transportation Society. Learn more here

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Roads and Transportation in the Engineers Journal

New engine capability accelerates advanced vehicle research

In the quest for advanced vehicles with higher energy efficiency and ultra-low emissions, researchers are accelerating a research engine that gives engineers an unprecedented view inside the atomic-level workings of combustion engines in real time.

How will we achieve carbon-neutral flight in future?

Carbon-neutral aviation is possible, but in future, aircraft are likely to continue to be powered by fossil fuels. The CO2 they emit must be systematically stored underground. This is the most economical of various approaches researchers have compared in detail.

Automated Lane Keeping Regulations: Achieving best practice in functional safety

With less than six months until the new UN regulations on Automated Lane Keeping Systems are enabled, automakers are preparing for a ‘common rulebook’ for Level 3 automation of vehicles.

HS2 Phase 2a: Technical evidence for a non-technical audience – Part 2

In the second part of this two-part series, Daniel Collins discusses two case studies and a list of conclusions and lessons learned.

Here's why DC is used in most trains over AC

AC or DC? Which one is best for electric traction motor trains?

HS2 Phase 2a: Technical evidence for a non-technical audience

In Part I of this article, Daniel Collins describes his experiences of working on the parliamentary phase of the HS2 Phase 2a project, which centres around engagement with petitioners (objectors) against the scheme and producing evidence to defend it against challenge. 

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