Research Articles

25 Sep 2017

Connecting Healthcare: An IDTechEx Infographic

Connected healthcare is a transformative socio-technological model for healthcare management and delivery that leverages a range of technology innovations available today in order to provide optimized, flexible, targeted healthcare services.
22 Sep 2017

Mobile electrics at watts to kilowatts without batteries

Battery elimination, indeed elimination of all energy storage, is moving to even higher power, from electronics to electrical engineering.
21 Sep 2017

Three aspirations for long distance EVs

All the publicity currently goes to the race to make regular and premium cars have longer range. This is because most people want only one car so it must be capable of the long distance trip however rare. That must be achieved despite the inadequacy of charging points in number, speed and compatibility of interface and payment means.
20 Sep 2017

Webinar Tuesday 3 October - RAIN RFID: Market Size, Opportunities

IDTechEx will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 3 October 2017 titled RAIN RFID: Market Size, Opportunities and Outlook.
19 Sep 2017

Conductive inks: never ceasing to adapt

Cast your mind back a few years and you will find a conductive ink business that appeared very mature and slow moving. Then everything began to change...
18 Sep 2017

New Zealand leads world in zero emission renewable grid electricity

New Zealand leads the world in zero emission renewable grid electricity now at 85%. With a nice balance between geothermal, hydroelectric, unusually continuous wind power and some solar, the country has less intermittency of green power than most.
15 Sep 2017

Energy independent electric vehicles: amazing new developments

As the world's first conference on Energy Independent Electric Vehicles approaches on September 27-28 in the Technical University of Delft Netherlands, key players, all of whom are speaking at the event, have been announcing some remarkable new developments.
Japan, New Zealand
14 Sep 2017

Renewables and EVs: Japan and New Zealand compared

No, not what you thought. Japan has very dirty power generation with renewables stuck at around 10% for two decades then rising last year to approach 15%. New Zealand has now powered up from 80 to 85% renewables feeding its grid - around the figures of Iceland and Norway.
14 Sep 2017

Chinese rescue another electric laggard: Fiat Chrysler?

Analyst IDTechEx has long appraised the auto industry as consisting of those leading the move to pure electric powertrains such as Tesla, Renault + Nissan, Yutong and BYD of China, those only recently giving it major emphasis such as Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen (under duress) and Daimler and those almost in denial such as Fiat Chrysler, Mazda and Suzuki, their pure electric activity being more of a gesture than a serious activity.
13 Sep 2017

Mobile robotics: forklifts will never be the same again?

Robotic technology will transform the forklift industry, causing a colossal transfer of value from human-provided driving services, towards spending on autonomous industrial material handling machines, thus fuelling an industry revenue boom far exceeding recent growth trends.
13 Sep 2017

Large companies target energy independent electric vehicles

The IDTechEx report, Energy Independent Electric Vehicles Land, Water, Air 2017-2037 covers markets, technology timelines, energy harvesting and extreme powertrain efficiency involved. Constantly updated, it now reveals backing of many large companies.
12 Sep 2017

Goodbye roadside charging stations

Once we had rows of ugly stalks along the roadside that took your coins for parking - or more often failed to take your coins for parking. Unloved, they have now largely gone and no one mourns their passing. Unfortunately, in