Caterpillar, Inc.

Caterpillar, Inc.

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For 80 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been building the world's infrastructure and, in partnership with its worldwide dealer network, is driving positive and sustainable change in every continent. With 2004 sales and revenues of $30.25 billion, Caterpillar is a technology leader and the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, clean diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines. More information is available at www.cat.com.
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2020
14 Feb 2020

Off-Road Vehicle Makers Electrify to Become as Large as Car Companies

Vehicles for construction, agriculture and mining CAM have become one industry served by giants such as Caterpillar, CNH Industrial, John Deere and Komatsu but also small businesses making the new requirements such as drone systems and weeding and mine survey robots.
2019
20 Dec 2019

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.
16 Dec 2019

Escapers from Peak Car

At the recent Future of Transportation Conference in Vienna (Dec 2019), most speakers were warning of the impending severity of peak car.
4 Dec 2019

Canvas Technologies

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.
5 Nov 2019

Technique Helps Robots Find the Front Door

In the not too distant future, robots may be dispatched as last-mile delivery vehicles to drop your takeout order, package, or meal-kit subscription at your doorstep — if they can find the door.
18 Oct 2019

Computer vision helping track and protect great white sharks

In the last few years, the combination of increasing compute power, big data and improved algorithms have catapulted artificial intelligence from research labs to enabling a multitude of innovative, practical applications.
14 Aug 2019

Centimeter-long snail robot is powered with light

Researchers used liquid crystal elastomer technology to demonstrate a bio-inspired microrobot capable of mimicking the adhesive locomotion of snails and slugs in natural scale. The 10-millimeter long soft robot harvests energy from a laser beam and can crawl on horizontal surfaces, climb vertical walls and an upside-down glass ceiling.
15 Jul 2019

Future of Heavy Duty EV Motors Off Road

Fork lift trucks are almost all induction because reliability and affordability trump performance here. Their batteries are rapidly going lithium-ion for something less toxic and nearer to fit-and-forget but there is no similar issue with the motors.
4 Jul 2019

Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles 2020-2030

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop and Dr Richard Collins
4 Jun 2019

Battery Concerns for Electrification in Mining

International Mining May 2019 gives an interesting interview strongly supporting the conclusions of the new IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicles in Construction, Agriculture and Mining 2019-2029"
31 May 2019

'Submarines' small enough to deliver medicine inside human body

Engineers have shown that micro-submarines powered by nano-motors could navigate the human body to provide targeted drug delivery to diseased organs without the need for external stimulus.
28 May 2019

Educational robot made in France

Mainbot has created Winky, an educational and customizable robot. Tested and approved by more than 4,000 families in France.
21 May 2019

E-Textiles 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets and Players

IDTechEx Report: James Hayward
10 May 2019

Robopets benefit health and wellbeing of elderly

Robotic pets that respond to human interaction can benefit the health and wellbeing of older people living in care homes, a study has found.
2 May 2019

Graphene, 2D Materials and Carbon Nanotubes: Markets, Technologies and Opportunities 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh
16 Apr 2019

Making Waves: From Automotive to Marine

Why new CO2 targets and global sulphur limitations will be a win for battery demand in ships.
11 Apr 2019

3D Printing Materials 2019-2029: Technology and Market Analysis

IDTechEx Report: Dr Bryony Core
9 Apr 2019

3D Printing of Metals 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Bryony Core
22 Mar 2019

5G Technology, Market and Forecasts 2019-2029

IDTechEx Report: Dr Luyun Jiang
7 Mar 2019

Electric School Buses and Midi Buses 2019-2039

IDTechEx Report: Dr Peter Harrop