18 Mar 2020
The Future Powertrain Conference 2020
Highlights from The Future Powertrain Conference 2020 - "Driving the Future"
16 Mar 2020
E-Paper Displays Used in Santorini and Syros
Travellers on Santorini and Syros will benefit from real-time passenger information on solar powered e-paper bus stop displays as a result of smart city projects led by Papercast partner, AMCO Inspired Technologies.
12 Jul 2019
Highlights from VDI's 15th Commercial Vehicles Conference
The Commercial Vehicles International Conference is a biennial event arranged by the Association of German Engineers (VDI). The 15th iteration of this conference was held at the Kongresshaus in Baden-Baden, Germany on the 4th and 5th of June 2019. The conference featured a total of 34 speeches and keynotes, with sessions on Electrification; Vehicle Concepts; Automated Driving; Connectivity; Safety and Smart Logistics.
Companies represented at the conference included: Daimler, MAN, Schaeffler, ZF, WABCO, Robert Bosch, Magna, FlixBus, AVL and Kölner Verkehrs-Betriebe.
15 May 2017
Electric Vehicle News from IDTechEx Show! Berlin May 2017
The successful "IDTechEx Show!" in Berlin with nearly 3000 paying delegates, nine parallel conferences, 25 masterclasses and a large exhibition had a huge amount for the electric vehicle enthusiast.
9 May 2017
When electric vehicles crash, what happens to the battery?
Safety, range and costs: these are the three big premises of electromobility. Safety definitely comes first. Lithium-based traction batteries are usually completely enclosed in the battery case and integrated in the vehicle to protect the battery from all conceivable stresses and external influences. This "armour" has an effect on construction, weight, size and overall design of the vehicle.
5 Apr 2017
48V mild hybrid: Greater ambitions now
IDTechEx are at the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Conference in Sindlefingen, Germany where 48V mild hybrids are rightly a strong focus.
20 Jan 2017
FWT joins forces with Papercast
Papercast's distinctive combination of features provides passengers with real-time bus arrival predictions, timetables and other relevant passenger information delivered wirelessly to solar powered e-paper displays at bus stops.
16 Nov 2016
Market forecasts, key powertrains, components for industrial EVs
n this second article on the iVT Electric and Hybrid Industrial Vehicle Technology Symposium November 9-10 in Cologne Germany, we look at powertrains and components being favoured. Because of the large power surges in and out with many of these vehicles, you more often saw supercapacitors compared to on-road vehicles and hybrids remain the preferred option by far.
7 Mar 2016
Future Powertrain Conference 2016 National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull
The third Future Powertrain conference was a great event with about 400 delegates and a total of 35 table exhibitors. The summary of the presentations given during the FPC2016 are discussed here.
6 Jul 2015
EV Insights: Can Motorsport Technology Clean Up Our Cities?
This is an IDTechEx report on the invitation-only meeting "Can Motorsport Technology Clean Up Our Cities?" in London on June 26 2015.
24 Feb 2015
CPT sees rapidly growing interest in 48V mild hybrid technology
Environmental award winner Controlled Power Technologies witnessed more interest in 48V mild hybrid vehicles when it recently showcased its switched-reluctance (SR) motor-generator technology in Los Angeles.
18 Jul 2013
Bosch and PSA Peugeot Citroën's OpEneR system to increase range of EVs
Bosch and PSA Peugeot Citroën unveiled two prototype vehicles that use the Optimal Energy Consumption and Recovery (OpEneR) system that significantly increase the efficiency, driving range, and safety of future hybrid and electric vehicles.
26 Sep 2011
Modular 'micro-mild' hybrid technology - reducing CO2 emissions
Incremental manufacturing cost is €50-60 for every 1 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions compared with the €200-500 per cent typical for full hybrids. Further value enhancements are possible if the automotive industry were to standardise around the proposed 48 volt power networks developing in Europe.