25 Jul 2022
World's First Demonstration of a Laser Controlled Drone During Flight
The world's first successful demonstration of an airborne un-crewed platform being controlled via a laser communication system; strengthening military capability for covert, low detection probability operations in the future.
22 Nov 2021
Spirit of Innovation Claims to be World's Fastest All-Electric Vehicle
Rolls Royce believes their all-electric 'Spirit of Innovation' aircraft is the world's fastest all-electric aircraft, setting three new world records. During its record-breaking runs, the aircraft clocked up a maximum speed of 623 km/h (387.4 mph) which Rolls Royce believse makes the 'Spirit of Innovation' the world's fastest all-electric vehicle.
17 Sep 2021
Rolls-Royce's All Electric Spirit of Innovation Takes to the Skies
Rolls-Royce have announced the completion of the first flight of theirr all-electric 'Spirit of Innovation' aircraft. The plane took to the skies propelled by its powerful 400kW electric powertrain with the most power-dense battery pack ever assembled for an aircraft. This is another step towards the plane's world-record attempt and another milestone on the aviation industry's journey towards decarbonisation.
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.
Full profile interview
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.
Full profile interview
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.