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.
Off-Road Vehicle Makers Can Beat Car Makers
Car giants are in difficulty.
The leading car makers have sales larger than the economies of many countries. Toyota and Volkswagen Group are up at the $300 billion level
Robot Shuttles: Major New Form of Transportation
IDTechEx has issued the first in-depth report on this called, "Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040". Robot shuttles are an important new, reconfigurable form of transportation for goods and people that may even function as mobile offices, workshops, restaurants and more.
Plenty is an American start-up company aiming to tackle the world's growing food issues by growing crops indoors in vertical facilities. Since its founding in 2014, the company has found high profile backers, including Jeff Bezos. But can the company's dream of feeding the world through its high-tech facilities ever become a reality? IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent explores.
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.
AeroFarms is an American start-up company aiming to tackle the world's growing food issues by growing crops indoors in high-tech facilities. But can advanced technology overcome the huge costs of growing crops indoors? IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent investigates...
NotAnotherOne is a design-house based in the US. They help to develop IoT devices, smart gas sensors and smart speakers
Background: Baylo was established in 2005 in France with the objective to use autonomous material handling robots thanks to autonomous navigation technology becoming available.
80 Acres is an American company aiming to bring its wealth of experience in the agriculture and food supply industry to the nascent vertical farming industry. In December 2019, IDTechEx Analyst spoke with 80 Acres co-founders Mike Zelkind and Tisha Livingston, alongside VP of Marketing Rebecca Haders.
Recent High Valuation in Autonomous Mobile Robots in Warehouses
The trend of investment in and acquisition of mobile robotic companies seeking to automate the movement of goods within warehouses, fulfilment centres, and manufacturing facilities is still rising.
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.
Freight Farms is an agricultural technology company that manufactures "container farms", hydroponic farming systems retrofitted into upcycled freight containers. In December 2019, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with David Turina, Account Executive at Freight Farms.
Bowery is a company based in New York City that grows leafy green produce in high-tech indoor farms.
Amazon Aims for 100% Renewable Energy by 2030
Amazon has announced three new renewable energy projects in the US and Spain that support Amazon's commitment to The Climate Pledge and reaching 80% renewable energy by 2024 and 100% renewable energy target by 2030 on its path to net zero carbon by 2040.
A $250Bn Revolution: Mobile Robots and Autonomous Vehicles in Delivery
Automation in the delivery/logistic and warehousing/fulfilment chain is a growing market. A particularly exciting subset of this is the use of mobile robots, drones, and autonomous vehicles for automation of movement-based tasks.
BioLight Medical Devices
BioLight is a producer of electronic phototherapy devices.
Canvas Robotics was established in 2015 in Colorado. It raised $15M in Dec 2017. It was acquired by Amazon in the summer of 2019. It had 42 employees.
Qardio manufactures personal health monitoring devices and focuses on devices for monitoring cardiovascular disease. It is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in London and Hong Kong. It was founded in 2012.
They are an Irish start up (2014) and have thus far raised 5.3M Euros. It has around 40 staff.
Zigbee Alliance Augments its Green Power Program
The Zigbee Alliance announced new branding and certification measures centered around its existing Green Power feature, which is based on energy-harvesting technology and part of the flagship Zigbee PRO standard.