Carbon and Ford expand collaboration on parts
Carbon has showed the first digitally manufactured polymer parts in production for Ford Motor Company. Carbon and Ford have expanded their collaboration to design and produce several new digitally manufactured, end-use parts.
In-mold electronics is on the brink of large scale adoption
In-mold electronics (IME) is a process of integrating printed decorations and electronic circuitry with thermoforming and molding.
Auto industry reacts to deal on CO2 targets for cars and vans
The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association takes note of the final deal on the CO2 regulation for cars and vans, setting targets for the years 2025 and 2030, which was struck by the EU member states and the European Parliament.
The Most Significant Material Science News of 2018
Advancements in material science and material processing will always play a central role in any technological progression. IDTechEx has been providing leading market analysis on a broad range of advanced materials and their technology analysts have given their pick of the key news stories from 2018.
2018 saw a significant step for aerogels in consumer electronics
2018 saw a significant step for aerogels in consumer electronics - but what is an aerogel? The Dell XPS 13 launched at CES 2018 and included the use of a material called silica aerogel for improved thermal performance. Aerogels are often dubbed "space-age technology" with most internet searches directing the reader towards use cases in the NASA stardust probe and Mars Rover, but the history, material diversity, and commercial status are very different.
Electric Vehicle Futures at the IDTechEx Show! Silicon Valley
Many new electric vehicles were on display at the IDTechEx Show! on November 14-15 in Santa Clara, but that was the tip of the iceberg. The event had a hidden message; the future enabling technologies for electric vehicles (EVs) from buses to cars to mining vehicles.
Walmart and Ford test grocery delivery with self driving cars
Walmart is partnering with Ford to explore delivery with autonomous vehicle technology.
Tritium announces Gilbarco Veeder-Root makes minority investment
Tritium Pty Ltd, the Australian DC electric vehicle charging infrastructure solutions specialists, has announced that Gilbarco Veeder-Root, a Fortive Corporation business, has taken a minority investment in the company.
Graphene for vehicle parts
Graphene is a material used in coating, cell phones and even some sporting goods - and soon, will be used under the hood in Ford vehicles, a first in automotive. Ford, along with Eagle Industries and XG Sciences, has found a way to use a very small amount of graphene while achieving major property improvements - more lightweight, better heat conductivity and noise reduction.
VDL provides contract manufacturing - from cars and electric buses to manufacturing machines for flexible electronics. This profile focuses on their work with flexible/printed electronics.
Nuance Communications is a multinational computer software technology company providing speech and imaging applications and solutions. The most important speech technology of Nuance is speech recognition (SR). Besides, the company is specialised in speech synthesis, voice recognition, etc. In the global speech market, more than 80% of speech recognition systems used to be based on Nuance SR engine.