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27 Feb 015

3D printed cars

At the start, there was no generic name. The simple glass of the car windshield started to incorporate printed antennas and heaters. It was what we now know as "structural electronics" - one structure performing mechanical, electrical and other functions.
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26 Feb 015

Energy harvesting proliferates in land vehicles

It started with the bicycle dynamo and now no self-respecting vehicle designer ignores the possibility of many forms of energy harvesting in his design of a land vehicle.
25 Feb 015

The biggest end-users discuss their PE needs: Berlin, April 28-29

At the IDTechEx Printed Electronics Europe event, some of the key end-users presenting include United Technologies Research, Jaguar Land Rover, JC Decaux, Ericsson, Qualcomm, Crown Packaging and many more.
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25 Feb 015

Electric buses: huge opportunities for electric motors

From Hamburg to Paris, city authorities are forcing bus operators to go pollution-free at point of use by a set date and that will almost always mean pure-electric battery buses.
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20 Feb 015

Fuel cell cars: caution needed say IDTechEx analysts

Launches of fuel cell cars are reportedly planned by up to six carmakers from 2015 including Tata Motors of India, owners of Jaguar Land Rover.
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19 Feb 015

IDTechEx forecast rapidly changing $7.5 billion market for drones

The most popular word for them is now drones, giving a military connotation to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles UAVs.
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19 Feb 015

Global photovoltaic shipments jump 15% in 2014

PV industry shipments grew by 15% in 2014 over 2013 to 39.3-GWp from 34.0-GWp the previous year, according to the SPV Market Research/IDTechEx annual supply report "Photovoltaic Manufacturer Shipments: Capacity, Production, Prices and Revenues to 2019" .
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18 Feb 015

Prime time for printed sensors

The printed electronics industry shows a huge interest in sensors as it seeks to forget the failures from the past.
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16 Feb 015

Internet of Things: Herding Cats

Many people tell us that the Internet of Things (IoT) is much more than the narrow definition of systems based on IP addressed microcontrollers with sensors.
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06 Feb 015

Fuel cell vehicles feel the pressure

It is not much of an achievement to make a fuel cell powered vehicle any more. They have been made for over 25 years and they work well.
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05 Feb 015

The fastest growing sectors in 3D printing for 2015

The 3D printing industry is enormously diverse with printers ranging from the smallest $350 home 3D printers to the largest $1.5m industrial machines.