19 Oct 2023
National Instruments is based in Texas, US and is a producer of automated test equipment and virtual instrumentation software. IDTechEx caught up with the company at The Battery Show North America 2023 to learn more about its technology for battery testing at end of production and suitability for second-life.
30 Mar 2020
Webasto (EV charging)
This profile discusses Webasto's business in electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
27 Feb 2020
Very Slow is Better: Mesh Networks, IOT to Drones
In engineering and science, the race for faster is well known. It spans from 5G streaming videos in seconds to Hyperloop and space tourism. However, if we are to have the envisaged tens of billions of Internet of Things nodes deployed, they must cost under two cents each and work on a whisper of electricity. No. We must go even further in redefining the problem.
4 Feb 2020
Hanergy Collapse: Significance for EV and Photovoltaic Industry
Hanergy is a large Chinese company. In past years, it has been in trouble for allegedly false accounting but it has been a global leader in flexible and thin film photovoltaics including GaAs and copper indium gallium diselenide CIGS and it has its own advanced silicon photovoltaics PV.
13 May 2019
Hummingbird robot uses AI to soon go where drones can't
Researchers have engineered flying robots that behave like hummingbirds, trained by machine learning algorithms based on various techniques the bird uses naturally every day.
2 May 2019
AeroVironment announces assembly of first HAWK30 Solar HAPS
AeroVironment Inc announced the achievement of a significant solar HAPS project milestone, the assembly of the first HAWK30 solar HAPS for its HAPSMobile joint venture with SoftBank Corp. HAPS stands for High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellite or High-Altitude Platform Station.
21 Sep 2018
Drones 2018-2038: Components, Technologies, Roadmaps, Market Forecasts
The new report from IDTechEx Research, Drones 2018-2038: Components, Technologies, Roadmaps, Market Forecasts, provides a comprehensive analysis of the drone market, considering components, technologies, application roadmaps and markets.
2 Feb 2018
Drones: large size means large market
The hobbyist market for drones has turned out to be something of a passing fad. Professional use is enduring and growing with modest numbers and a strong software and services aspect.
8 Feb 2017
Nothing lasts forever: things wear out. However, there is a huge pent up demand for "perpetual" autonomous drones for everything from security to surveying, meteorology and even power generation.
13 Sep 2016
Aerovironment makes Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and EV chargers. IDTechEx CEO Raghu Das interviewed their VP & CEO, Charles Botsford.
11 Jul 2016
Voltaiq has developed a cloud-based software that enables a fast and intuitive analysis of large amounts of battery testing data. According to the company, this can save several hours of work and help spot faulty batteries more efficiently.
5 May 2016
The Tesla approach to electric traction motors
IDTechEx interviewed Tesla about their use of synchronous electric traction motors, typically referred to as induction motors or AC induction motors.
5 May 2015
Alta Device is working on thin film GaAs solar cells. The company was founded in 2008 by professors Harry Atwater from Cal Tech and Eli Yablonovitch from Berkeley. In August of 2014, Alta Devices was acquired by Hanergy Holdings, Inc.
28 Jul 2014
Electric Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
This article primarily investigates the hybrid and pure electric powertrains and electrics being used or considered for UAVs and the new missions made possible by electrification. UAVs survey military threats but also the melting ice caps and natural disasters. They can carry ordnance but also drop aid and locate disaster survivors and lost climbers and trekkers. Little wonder then that new electric UAVs are announced frequently these days.
11 May 2014
Major New EV Market?
Personal Helicopters, Volocopters and Fixed Wing Electric Aircraft is a field under continuous development. This article will present some of the latest developments, presenting which are the pioneer companies developing the technologies of future air electric personal mobility.
20 Dec 2013
The total market for electric UAVs will reach over $1bn by 2023
The total market value for electric unmanned aerial vehicles will reach over one Billion dollars by 2023 according to findings in the new IDTechEx report, "Electric Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) 2013-2023"
16 Aug 2013
Solar powered unmanned aircraft continuous flight for over 9 hours
Solar material like that used in the development of the solar Puma AE incorporates a thin, mobile power technology on a flexible substrate that has been independently certified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as world-records for both single (28.8%) and dual (30.8%) junction solar cells.