25 Feb 2022
Eurocell is Building a Gigafactory in Western Europe
Eurocell batteries last over 10 times longer than conventional lithium-ion technologies, reducing virtually all 'end of life' issues. A wide range of operating temperatures also makes them ideally suited to areas with extreme weather and for off-grid solutions.
22 Feb 2022
Successful Implantation of Wireless Visual Prosthesis Brain Implant
The Intracortical Visual Prosthesis, an implant that bypasses the retina and optic nerves to connect directly to the brain's visual cortex, has been successfully surgically implanted in the study's first participant. This surgery is part of a Phase I Feasibility Study of an Intracortical Visual Prosthesis for People With Blindness.
21 Oct 2021
A Flexible, Seaweed Like Generator
Ocean waves can be powerful, containing enough energy to push around sand, pebbles and even boulders during storms. These waves, as well as smaller, more gentle ones, could be tapped as a source of renewable energy. Now, researchers have developed flexible power generators that mimic the way seaweed sways to efficiently convert surface and underwater waves into electricity to power marine-based devices.
7 Oct 2021
Royal Mail Trial Drone Deliveries to North Ronaldsay Island in Orkney
This week, Royal Mail has started a trial of scheduled, autonomous flights for two weeks between Kirkwall and North Ronaldsay to better connect remote island communities.
13 Sep 2021
Construction Begins on CO2-Neutral Fuel Plant in Chile
Porsche and Siemens Energy have joined forces with a number of international companies to build an industrial plant for the production of nearly CO₂-neutral fuel in Punta Arenas, Chile.
3 Nov 2020
eLoaded Develops E-Mobility-Hubs in Europe
eLoaded supports such complex projects within the context of research and development initiatives. One of these projects is a Innovation Center for energy and mobility with Europe's most extensive charging infrastructure. The planning includes more than 200 charging points, including high power charging points with up to 500kW charging power.
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.
21 Apr 2020
Flexim instruments create a number of instruments for use in a variety of industries, such as water, oil and gas etc. IDTechEx interviewed Andy Hammond, General Manager
31 Oct 2019
Rwanda Becomes the First African Country to Introduce a Volkswagen EV
In a first for the African continent, the Volkswagen Brand has launched a pilot project in partnership with Siemens to test the feasibility of electric mobility in an African country.
1 Oct 2018
Machine-learning system tackles speech, object recognition at once
MIT computer scientists have developed a system that learns to identify objects within an image, based on a spoken description of the image. Given an image and an audio caption, the model will highlight in real-time the relevant regions of the image being described.
30 Aug 2018
European smart cities €30 million project
+CityxChange has just secured EU Horizon 2020 Smart Cities and Communities funding for a €30 million project. 11 enterprises, 9 SMEs, 3 non-profit organisations and 2 universities will be led by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in the development of smart positive energy cities across Europe.
26 Jan 2018
Bugatti 3D prints world's largest functional titanium car component
For the first time, the Bugatti developers have succeeded in designing a brake caliper that can be produced by 3-D printing. But that is by no means all. While the main material used for the additive production of vehicle components to date has been aluminium, the new brake caliper is made from titanium.
29 May 2017
European collaboration include everyday items in Internet of Things
The Necomada consortium has announced that it will be addressing the material challenges associated with the Internet of Things, to allow for the integration of electronics into a wide range of everyday items.
19 Sep 2016
Regenerative energy harvesting in 48V mild hybrids
The huge market opening up for 48V cars and commercial vehicles will involve much more effective regenerative braking generating tens of kilowatts and probably a turbine in the exhaust as well, generating one kilowatt or so in a small commercial vehicle.
13 Sep 2016
Europe pulls ahead in 48V mild hybrid cars
Mild hybrid cars at 48V will first hit global markets in a big way in 2017.
30 Jun 2016
Affordable advanced 48V ADEPT hybrid
Following almost three years of intensive testing, development and validation of advanced mild hybrid technologies with 48V 'intelligent electrification' applied to a Ford Focus project demonstrator, the ADEPT (advanced diesel-electric powertrain) consortium partners have announced that the project is on course to meet the stringent air quality and ultra-low emission requirements expected of near term next generation vehicles.
1 Aug 2014
Large UK Government grants for KERS harvesting
Gyrodrive flywheel harvesting for buses and Flybrid flywheel harvesting for diggers will receive a big boost from large UK Government grants just announced.
3 Jun 2014
Highlights from a printed electronics conference
IDTechEx recently attended a Printed Electronics conference in Germany. IDTechEx analysts attended talks from a wide variety of companies. Here we include very brief highlights/summaries of the important points.
3 Mar 2014
Highest efficiency for a back contact silicon solar cell
Trina Solar Limited has announced that researchers from Trina Solar and the Australian National University have jointly developed a new high-efficiency solar cell.
12 Jun 2013
Solar Press and FOM Technologies equipment distribution agreement
Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) technology developer Solar Press has entered into a distribution agreement with specialist equipment company FOM Technologies for the sale of its unique, high performance fabrication and test equipment for functional materials research.