Making Beyond Visual Line of Sight Drone Operations Commonplace
The UK Civil Aviation Authority has published its first guide aimed at supporting the industry to make unmanned aircraft (drone) flights beyond the visual line of sight of the operator an everyday occurrence. This would significantly change how unmanned aircraft are used in the UK.
Visit to Lightyear Solar Cars Netherlands 4.12.19
We attended the impressive launch of the Lightyear One solar family car in June.
Electric Air Taxi Cabable of Carrying 250kg
Vertical Aerospace has revealed flight footage of an electric vertical take off and landing aircraft capable of carrying loads of up to 250kg - the first company in the world to do so.
New hub launched to increase electrification in UK manufacturing
A new Hub, led by the University of Sheffield, is combining expertise in electrical machines and manufacturing for the first time, aiming to put the UK at the forefront of an electrification revolution.
Learnings from Battery & Energy Day Two
The event Battery & Energy Dec 4-5 Coventry University ended with a second day of presentations and discussion panels.
McLaren Speedtail unites art, technology and velocity
McLaren Automotive has revealed the McLaren Speedtail. The Speedtail can achieve the highest maximum speed of any McLaren to date, reaching 403 km/h (250mph). Just 106 will be created and all are already reserved, at a price of from £1.75million plus taxes.
Science behind world's lightest graphene watch revealed
In January 2017 the world's lightest mechanical chronograph watch was unveiled in Geneva, Switzerland, showcasing innovative composite development by using graphene. Now the research behind the project has been published.
McLaren £1.2bn plan to go 100% hybrid by 2025
McLaren Automotive has announced its ambitious, wide-ranging business plan that will take the company to its fifteenth anniversary. McLaren is committed to ensuring that its sportscar and supercar range will be hybrid within seven years.
Printed Electronics Europe: Where Suppliers Meet End Users
An estimated 2,500 people will attend Printed Electronics Europe, part of the world's largest series of events on printed, flexible and hybrid electronics, which will be held on 11-12 April at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin.
McLaren Applied Technologies reveals Invincible Shield
Introducing Project Invincible, the latest innovative personalised healthcare solution made from materials that will be used in next season's Formula 1 car.
Probably the most performant in-wheel powered car in history
Elaphe decided to put this to the test and raced it against its original diesel counterpart. They also tried something new to showcase the raw torque performance of Elaphe in-wheel technology and raced against a production electric car. In reverse.
North Thin Ply Technology
North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT) is a company formed in 2008 that specialize in the thin ply prepregs for composite products. IDTechEx analyst Richard Collins interviewed Joe Summers (Sales and Marketing director).
Energy Harvesting Network dissemination event
The annual one-day dissemination event organised by the Energy Harvesting Network is being held on 5th April 2017 at Manchester Town Hall.
Stratasys signs deal with McLaren to bring 3D printing to Formula 1
McLaren Racing and Stratasys have announced a new four-year partnership under which Stratasys will supply McLaren Racing with a suite of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, as the Official Supplier of 3D Printing Solutions to the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team.
Award-winning graphene battery could slash electric-car charging times
A student engineer from the University of Sussex has won a national car industry award for designing a new battery that could revolutionise electric vehicles.
Industrial vehicle technology conference reveals trends
The iVT Electric and Hybrid Industrial Vehicle Technology Symposium November 9-10 took place in Cologne Germany, the first of a series splitting out Industrial EVs from the whole subject of EVs and batteries covered in UKIP, the organisers' Novi Michigan event every year. About 200 attended with around six table top exhibitors. Most of the speakers were on topic and had valuable things to say. Others varied from McLaren to hydraulics people and those modestly improving conventional vehicles.
Seeing the future of electric motors for electric vehicles
This article shares some of the research for the new IDTechEx Research report, Electric Vehicle Traction Motors, Belt Driven & Integrated Starter Generators 2016-2026. It is no longer contentious to say that the future of land, water and air vehicles is to be more and more electric.
McLaren's conceptual vision for the future of motorsport technology
This is McLaren Marketing's unique conceptual take on motor racing's future.
Smartlife is a UK based smart clothing company, developing e-textile/wearable technology products such as fitness clothing and smart bandages. They have made their first commercial revenue in 2015.
Nissan Bladeglider concept
Nissan's BladeGlider is more than a concept, it's both a proposal for the future direction of Nissan electric vehicle (EV) development and an exploratory prototype of an upcoming production vehicle.