Hyundai Demonstrates Successful Truck Platooning
Hyundai Motor Company successfully conducted the company's first platooning of trailer trucks on the Yeoju Smart Highway replicating real-world traffic conditions.
Latest IDTechEx Research on Autonomous Cars and Robotaxis 2020-2040
Autonomous driving holds great promises for increasing road safety and efficiency, as well as for decreasing future travel cost. According to IDTechEx's forecasts, global autonomous car (SAE Level 3+) and robotaxi services will become a $2.5 trillion market by 2040.
Toyota provides electric vehicles for Tokyo 2020
Toyota Motor Corporation , worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, will provide a full line-up of electrified vehicles. Toyota, together with the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, aims to achieve the lowest emissions target level of any official fleet used at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and thereby also helping to reduce the environmental burden of the Games.
Trucking industry: Drivers lead and technology follows
Peloton's Automated Following is an advanced platooning system, using vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology to enable a single driver to drive a pair of vehicles.
Ford and Volkswagen expand their global collaboration
Ford and Volkswagen AG are expanding their global alliance to include electric vehicles - and will collaborate with Argo AI to introduce autonomous vehicle technology in the U.S. and Europe.
Navya develops pure electric, autonomous vehicles.
Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles 2019 and in Future
The window of opportunity for static contactless (wireless) charging is closing due to delay with standards and intense market focus on vehicle range and cost.
Mack Trucks unveils battery-electric Mack LR Refuse demo model
Combining the refuse industry-leading design of the Mack LR model with a fully electric Mack drivetrain, the demonstration model will begin real-world testing in 2020 in the demanding operations of the New York City Department of Sanitation.
Visit to "SMMTConnected" event London 4 April 2019
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders SMMT is the well-run UK trade association for the automotive industry. Its conference and exhibition involved about 600 people and it was extremely positive and informative.
Daimler Trucks invests half a billion Euros in highly automated trucks
Daimler Trucks announced that it will invest EUR 500 million over the next years and create more than 200 new jobs in its global push to bring highly automated trucks (SAE level 4) to the road within a decade.
Mercedes Benz 3D printed parts
Mercedes Benz is continually expanding its range of genuine replacement parts from the 3D printer.
Inductive wireless upgrade kit
MAGMENT announces the most cost-effective solution to install wireless charging pads by retrofitting existing plug-in charging stations with a concrete on-ground casing and configuring it as a virtual cable, interoperable with pick-up coils compliant with SAE 2954/IEC 61980 standards. Transmission power is up to 22 kW with efficiencies up to 95%.
World's largest deal for driverless grocery deliveries
The agreement, which will see udelv supply supermarkets like Uptown Grocery, Buy For Less, Buy For Less Super Mercado and Smart Saver with an initial 10 customized cargo vans to service online deliveries in the OKC metro area, is the largest ADV deal in the world to date.
Intel to build a fleet of 100 self-driving cars
With the completion of the tender offer of Mobileye, Intel is poised to accelerate its autonomous driving business from car-to-cloud.
Amber, the Dutch self driving startup
Amber, a Dutch self-driving startup, has stated that it would be the first in the world to deploy self-driving cars on a large scale.
Elaphe presents leading in-wheel technology
As in-wheel motors are becoming an increasingly hot topic, Elaphe introduced its leading in-wheel technology to local and international automotive audience at the 2017 Shanghai motor show.
Highlights from WCX17
IDTechEx analyst Dr David Pugh attended the recent SAE world congress (WCX) in Detroit, Michigan. In this article he reports on how the automotive industry is embracing technology.
WiTricity working with GM to test wireless EV charging system
WiTricity announced it is working with General Motors to test an advanced wireless charging system prototype for electric vehicles.
Defiant Electric Roadster receives expo sponsorship from IDTechEx
DTechEx announced that Shockwave Motors was selected to receive a generous show sponsorship for the International Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing Expo.
2D Islands in graphene hold promise for future device fabrication
In what could prove to be a significant advance in the fabrication of graphene-based nanodevices, a team of Berkeley Lab researchers has discovered a new mechanism for assembling two-dimensional (2D) molecular "islands" that could be used to modify graphene at the nanometer scale.