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BMW

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Founded in 1998, the BMW Group Technology Office USA is located in Mountain View, California and currently employs a diverse team from multidisciplinary fields.
The office reflects the spirit of technological innovation embodied by its Silicon Valley setting, bringing together associates to work towards one common goal: the identification of new technologies and trends relevant to BMW, and their incorporation into new products as quickly as possible.
The Mountain View team works to ensure that BMW remains at the forefront of global trends and technology. The researchers and developers concentrate preliminary on Sustainability and Digitalization. That includes but isn't limited to future mobility concepts, smart grid and smart home, battery technology and powertrain topics, as well as sensor technologies, Big Data and machine learning, user experience concepts and highly automated driving.
The offices are easily accessible via the Bay Shore Freeway and are less than a mile from the water and green spaces of Shoreline Park.
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2020
4 Aug 2020

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, What Their Future Looks Like

Fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are considered by the most, as two competing technologies. Although both technologies power an electric motor, they have different properties and each of them is well suited for some uses more than others.
28 Jul 2020

Solid-State Batteries Will Create a $6 Billion Market in 2030

Solid-state batteries keep on attracting tremendous attention and investment with the maturing technologies and closeness to mass production.
16 Jul 2020

Hololight

Hololight offer products for AR headsets for CAD design and engineering. IDTechex talked to Chief Marketing Officer Luis Bollinger
8 Jul 2020

Karma Automotive

California based Karma Automotive are best known for manufacturing luxury plug-in hybrid electric sports cars, but they are also developing a range of skateboard type chassis platforms for a wide variety of different battery electric and extended-range electric vehicles.
6 Jul 2020

Motiv Power Systems

Motive Power Systems are a California based manufacturer of all-electric chassis for medium duty (Class 3 through 6) commercial vehicles.
6 Jul 2020

EOS

Electro Optical Systems (EOS) was founded in 1989 in Gräfelfing, Germany. In its over 30 years of existence, it has grown to become one of the leading additive manufacturing companies in the world.
6 Jul 2020

BMW Group Opens new Additive Manufacturing Campus

The BMW Group has officially opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus. The new centre brings together production of prototype and series parts under one roof, along with research into new 3D printing technologies, and associate training for the global rollout of toolless production.
26 Jun 2020

Legacy Systems Are Limiting Thermal Management of Electric Vehicles

The drivetrain of an electric vehicle is, in theory, much simpler than a combustion vehicle. Despite this, many electric vehicle contain several different coolant fluids. Is this optimal or a remnant from legacy systems?
24 Jun 2020

Desktop Metal

Desktop Metal is providing affordable high-throughput additive manufacturing solutions. IDTechEx spoke with Arjun Aggarwal (VP of Business Development & Product).
19 Jun 2020

BMW

BMW has demonstrated success with its first electric car, the i3 with strong sales since 2013. BMW have announced plans for 25 electrified models by 2023, showing a strong push towards electrification.
Included are:
16 Jun 2020

HTC Vive

Attendee of AWE 2020
12 Jun 2020

EV Sales Predicted to Surge as Showrooms Reopen

Google Trends data show that, since the PM's launch of the COVID-19 recovery strategy (11 May), there has been a significant boom in demand across the automotive industry - so much so that the demand is now parallel with the numbers pre-lockdown, this surge in demand is especially evident in the electric vehicle industry.
11 Jun 2020

End-Of-Life Electric Vehicle Batteries: Recycling or Second-Life?

With the rapid adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), the demand for Li-ion batteries will grow significantly in the coming decades. In the meanwhile, as EV batteries begin to reach their end-of-life, we will see an exponential growth of retired Li-ion batteries coming out of vehicles.
10 Jun 2020

Energy Harvesting Microwatt to Gigawatt: Opportunities 2020-2040

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Xiaoxi He
4 Jun 2020

Li-ion Battery Recycling: 2020-2040

IDTechEx Report: Dr Alex Holland and Dr Na Jiao
2 Jun 2020

5G Technology, Market and Forecasts 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Luyun Jiang, Dr James Edmondson and Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
28 May 2020

Nissan

13 May 2020

GaN Systems

GaN Systems are leading suppliers of GaN on Si for power conversion applications. As the 5G market grows, this presents a potential new market for GaN Systems to demonstrate their GaN devices and wireless power transfer technology.
12 May 2020

The Hydrogen Economy, Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Production Methods

IDTechEx Report: Daniele Gatti
7 May 2020

Croda Energy Technologies: Immersion Cooling

Croda Energy Technologies have been actively researching esters for applications in immersion cooling for electric and hybrid vehicles. Additionally, combining with a phase change material can reduce system pumping, volume and costs.