Learnings from Battery and Energy Warwick University 4-5 Dec 2018
At "Battery and Energy" Warwick University UK Day One with about 100 delegates and 10 table top exhibitors.
Range Rover Sport self-drives Coventry Ring Road
A Range Rover Sport has completed the first ever self-driving lap of one of the UK's most challenging road layouts. A prototype self-driving Range Rover Sport handled the complex Coventry Ring Road, successfully changing lanes, merging with traffic and exiting junctions at the speed limit of 40mph.
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.
E-lectric! Jaguar classic will build zero-emissions E-types
Following an overwhelmingly positive reaction to the original concept for 'the most beautiful electric car in the world', Jaguar Classic has confirmed it will offer all-electric E-types for sale. The news follows the iconic EV sports car's successful debut in concept in September 2017.
Jaguar Vector Racing break maritime electric world record
Jaguar Vector Racing have broken the outright world and national electric speed records in a battery-powered boat. The unique Jaguar Vector V20E recorded an average speed of 88.61mph across the two legs of the famous 1km course on Coniston Water, England.
Magnesium vs CFRP: The Good, The Bad, and The Market
The need for lightweighting is paramount across numerous sectors and understanding the material solutions has left a significant amount of uncertainty and potential opportunities.
Fastned reveals new generation of fast charging stations
Dutch charging company Fastned unveils its new generation of fast charging stations. At the new stations electric vehicles can charge at up to 350 kW, that is up to 100 times faster than at home.
Future Powertrain Conference report UK, 28th Feb- 1st Mar 2018
This event continues to grow with 400 registering at the entrance and 48 table top exhibitors including a busy IDTechEx stan
Metal Matrix Composites (MMC): finally reaching the top of wish lists
Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) have been known and explored for a very long time, but new innovations and an increased demand for high-performance lightweight materials means that they are finally ready to make it beyond their previous false starts.
YASA opens new 100,000 unit Oxford production facility
YASA's new Oxford production facility was officially opened by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP.
Alvant (formerly Composite Metal Technology) are manufacturers of continuous fibre reinforced aluminium matrix composites (CFR-AMC). Jack Taylor (Commercial Manager) was interviewed by IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Richard Collins.
Continuous ceramic fibres let CMCs and MMCs take off and land
Ceramic Metal Composites (CMC) and Metal Matrix Composites (MMC) are not new concepts, but they have never reached their potential. To date, a wide range of particles and whiskers have been used in these matrices, but the advantages have been questionable, applications limited, and manufacturing challenges difficult.
First on-road tests for self driving Jaguar Land Rovers
Jaguar Land Rover is taking part in the UK's first road tests for autonomous and connected vehicles. Real-world testing takes Jaguar Land Rover another step closer to bringing an intelligent vehicle to reality.