22 Jul 2020
Hybrid Electric Drive Integrated onto a Combat Vehicle
BAE Systems has been awarded a $32 million prototype agreement by the US Army's Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office to integrate a Hybrid Electric Drive system onto a Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
23 Dec 2019
Immerse are a company who provide an enterprise platform for VR training experiences. IDTechEX interviewed their Chief Marketing Officer, James Watson.
19 Mar 2019
US Army contract for small ground robots
QinetiQ North America announces that it has won the competition for the US Army's Common Robotic System-Individual program.
31 Oct 2018
Powering the Flexible World
From 2019 we will come to a world with flexible electronics and batteries to power these devices have attracted tremendous attention. These devices may require batteries with special mechanical properties or form factors. For more details about thin, flexible and printed batteries, please refer to IDTechEx's report Flexible, Printed and Thin Film Batteries 2019-2029.
13 Sep 2018
Theresa May will announce £106 million for R&D in green vehicles
UK Prime Minister Theresa May will announce £106 million for R&D in green vehicles, new batteries and low carbon technology.
7 Jul 2017
TISICS are manufacturers of silicon carbide monofilaments and MMC parts. IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Richard Collins interviewed Stephen Kyle-Henney (Managing Director).
28 Dec 2016
UK car preparing for solar challenge
Solar Team Great Britain, which is developing a solar race car and aims to be the first British team to win the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, has completed a data-collection mission to generate real-world-conditions information on the 3,022km race route from Darwin, Australia to Adelaide.
9 Dec 2016
Solar floating airport with smart city
Dick Wallis, CEO of Positioning Systems in the UK has sent IDTechEx a visionary proposal for a new combined airport, smart city and green electricity supply in Wales in the UK.
30 Sep 2016
Wearable sensors to help troops on the frontline
A successful demonstration of innovative wearable sensor technology has taken place, which keeps pace with the challenges of conflict in urban zones, enabling navigation without GPS and more effective action in combat.
29 Sep 2016
Energy Storage Innovations USA 2016 conference debuts in November
Major focus is batteries with new form factors.
26 Jul 2016
Overcoming key challenge in using light for wireless communications
In an advance that could one day make light-based wireless communications ubiquitous, researchers have demonstrated a conceptually new approach for detecting optical communication signals traveling through the air.
18 Feb 2016
Britain set to buy two Zephyr spy drones from Airbus
The British government says it is close to ordering two solar-powered high-altitude Zephyr surveillance drones from European aerospace giant Airbus.
25 Aug 2015
Electric vehicle end game: self-powered, energy autonomous
The end-game with electric vehicles by land, water and air is for them to be self-powered. They will create all their electricity from ambient energy such as light, wind, waves and tide where necessary storing it until needed.
10 Apr 2015
Ultra lightweight motors for electric drones and airliners
Newcastle University in the UK was chosen by Boeing to develop an ultra-lightweight electric motor for an upper atmosphere electric aircraft. These spidery fixed-wing aircraft can have the wingspan of a jumbo jet but the weight of a small car.
28 Jul 2014
Electric Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
This article primarily investigates the hybrid and pure electric powertrains and electrics being used or considered for UAVs and the new missions made possible by electrification. UAVs survey military threats but also the melting ice caps and natural disasters. They can carry ordnance but also drop aid and locate disaster survivors and lost climbers and trekkers. Little wonder then that new electric UAVs are announced frequently these days.
20 Dec 2013
The total market for electric UAVs will reach over $1bn by 2023
The total market value for electric unmanned aerial vehicles will reach over one Billion dollars by 2023 according to findings in the new IDTechEx report, "Electric Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) 2013-2023"
22 Jan 2013
New research grants to enhance the use of wonder material
Research projects that will focus on how to enhance the 'manufacturability' of graphene, one of the thinnest, strongest and most conductive materials known to man, are to receive £21.5 million in funding.
27 Nov 2012
Intrinsiq Materials announce partnership with NTCW
A strategic cooperation between the two high-tech companies within the field of inkjet printing material and process development for electric and electronic as well as for organic and large area applications.
20 Apr 2011
Electric Vehicles for Military, Security and Police - Land, Water, Air
This article shares some of the research carried out for the new IDTechEx report, "Electric Vehicles, Military, Security, Police 2011-2021".