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2020
20 Jan

Audi Invests Around EUR100 Million in Charging Infrastructure

On its journey to becoming a provider of entirely CO2-neutral premium mobility, Audi is making excellent progress at its own sites. By the middle of 2022, Audi will equip one in ten parking spaces with a possibility to charge electric cars, most of which will be accessible to the public.
15 Jan

Prostrate Cancer Can Now be Diagnosed Better Using AI

Researchers have developed a 'deep learning' system that is better than most pathologists at determining the aggressiveness of prostate cancer. The AI system, which uses tissue samples to arrive at its diagnosis, taught itself to identify prostate cancer based on data from over 1200 patients.
8 Jan

Toyota to Build Prototype City of the Future

Toyota has revealed plans to build a prototype "city" of the future on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Called the Woven City, it will be a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
8 Jan

World's Smallest Remote Control Robot Actuator

Fingerbot can remotely and mechanically control all the buttons, switches, and toggles anywhere in a home through voice and app. Fingerbot provides a quick, simple and affordable way to retrofit existing devices into IoT devices.
7 Jan

Wallbox Introduces Quasar, First Bidirectional Home Charger

Wallbox announced the U.S. introduction of Quasar, the world's first bidirectional EV charger for the home. Quasar not only charges EVs but can also send electricity back to the grid or even power a home.
2019
20 Dec

Electric Vehicles: A Look Back at 2019

Few of the giant car makers have shown urgency in transitioning away from the internal combustion engine. What's more, the automotive market is set to decline once again in 2019 whilst electrifying newcomers made huge gains in front of sleeping incumbents' noses. Although a large fraction of this is orders (not deliveries), if OEMs do not wake up now, they never will.
13 Dec

How Close are we to Autonomous Cars?

In the past decade, progress continues in the development and deployment of autonomous driving technologies. IDTechEx forecasts that autonomous car and mobitliy services will become a $2.5 trillion market by 2040.
12 Dec

2019: A year of XR Technology

This premium article rounds up some of the news stories from XR (AR, VR and MR) topics in 2019.
12 Dec

Improved Online Shopping with 'Distributed Deep Learning" Breakthrough

Online shoppers typically string together a few words to search for the product they want, but in a world with millions of products and shoppers, the task of matching those unspecific words to the right product is one of the biggest challenges in information retrieval.
10 Dec

Who Makes Better Decisions: Humans or Robots

In cities, we depend on apps such as Waze and Google Maps to help us discover new places. At home, we use these apps to beat the rush-hour traffic and find the quickest routes to school, work, and other places we regularly frequent. But sometimes, we doubt a suggested turn; we question a re-route; we suspect an arrival-time estimate.
29 Nov

Autonomous Driving: Peak Car to Arrive as Early as 2031?

Autonomous driving technologies are disrupting the business models for the traditional auto industry. Latest research from IDTechEx forecasts that autonomous driving technologies will accelerate the arrival of peak car sales, in 2031.
29 Nov

Cultured Meat: Just Around the Corner?

The idea of growing meat outside an animal has been around for a long time. In 1931, Winston Churchill wrote that by the 1980s "we shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium." Although his timing was off by four decades, his predictions are beginning to materialise as the world looks for new ways to feed its burgeoning population whilst overcoming the environmental problems of conventional animal agriculture.
20 Nov

Waymo LLC

Waymo LLC offer lidar modules.
20 Nov

Robots Appear More Persuasive When Pretending to be Human

Recent technological breakthroughs in artificial intelligence have made it possible for machines, or bots, to pass as humans. A team of researchers conducted an experiment to study how people interact with bots whom they believe to be human, and how such interactions are affected once bots reveal their identity.
7 Nov

Fitbit to be Acquired by Google for $2.1 Billion

Fitbit, Inc announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Google LLC for $7.35 per share in cash, valuing the company at a fully diluted equity value of approximately $2.1 billion.
1 Nov

Actronika

IDTechEx spoke to Thomas Farnoux, Business Development Manager at Actronika at their booth at AWE EU 2019. We discussed their latest products and development in the haptics space.
1 Nov

Lenovo

IDTechEx spoke to Jorg Walther at the Lenovo booth at AWE EU 2019. They demonstrated and promoted their ThinkReality AR headset and software platform at their booth and in presentations
29 Oct

Using AI to predict risk of thyroid cancer on ultrasound

Thyroid nodules are small lumps that form within the thyroid gland and are quite common in the general population, with a prevalence as high as 67%. The great majority of thyroid nodules are not cancerous and cause no symptoms. However, there are currently limited guidelines on what to do with a nodule when the risk of cancer is uncertain.
24 Oct

PragmatIC joins forces with Topolytics

PragmatIC has announced another order for its ConnectIC family of ultra-low-cost flexible integrated circuits. Topolytics, a leading waste analytics company, will use RFID tags incorporating PragmatIC's unique technology to deliver the UK's first comprehensive digital waste tracking solution.
18 Oct

Volvo introduces first fully electric car

Volvo Cars introduces the XC40 Recharge, the company's first ever fully electric car and the first model to appear in its brand new Recharge car line concept.