Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus first series-produced electric truck
VW Trucks and Buses takes a big step towards enabling electric mobility: it has officially announced partners for the production of the first Brazilian electric trucks.
Siemens partners with TIES on electric vehicle batteries
Siemens Digital Industries Software has partnered with Tianmu Lake Institute of Advanced Energy Storage Technologies, a major Chinese energy storage research and development center, to build an Advanced Battery Technology Innovation Center.
$33M to transform construction equipment into autonomous robots
This technology transforms construction equipment — including excavators, bulldozers, and skid steers — into fully autonomous robots. The automated guidance systems can be installed on existing equipment from any manufacturer, while still maintaining complete manual operation capabilities.
Agenda Announced for Printed Electronics USA 2019
The agenda has just been announced for the 16th annual Printed Electronics USA event taking place in Santa Clara, California, on November 20 & 21. This is the world's largest event on flexible, hybrid & printed electronics. Printed Electronics USA is part of the IDTechEx show, which brings together seven key disruptive technologies and their customers in one venue.
IDTechEx spoke to Dr Anil Singhal, Vice President of Worldwide Operations at iSchemaView. This company's technology, RAPID, is a stroke detection platform which delivers software tools for diagnosing and treating this condition.
Technology evolution for the die and substrate attach paste
This is part III of our series on metal sintering in power electronics (PE). In the last two parts, we considered (1) the key trends shaping the power electronic technology, and (2) the key existing and emerging approach seeking to replace Al wire bonding to boost thermal reliability in PE packages. In this article, we examine how and why metal sintering is emerging as an alternative to, or as the next generation of, die attach technology, seeking to replace solder in demanding applications.
Highlights from Electric and Hybrid Marine Conference and Expo (2019)!
Technology Analyst Luke Gear presents his findings from the Electric and Hybrid Marine conference held in Amsterdam.
Future of Heavy Duty EV Motors Off Road
Fork lift trucks are almost all induction because reliability and affordability trump performance here. Their batteries are rapidly going lithium-ion for something less toxic and nearer to fit-and-forget but there is no similar issue with the motors.
Small Electric Aircraft Bring the Future of Aviation
It is easy to say that, although small electric aircraft are at last selling, they are a negligible part of the overall aircraft market. Mistake. They will work up from the bottom to be mainstream. Airbus, Boeing and Rolls Royce know this, but many others are sleeping through the future. Some of the successes are from small companies.
Eagleyard are a laser diode manufacturer.
World first: Siemens Gamesa electrothermal energy storage system
In a world first, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has begun operation of its electric thermal energy storage system.
Expect seven-times the air traffic in 2050 increasing greenhouse gas X4 unless something radical happens. Elon Musk has made interesting statements about electric aircraft over the years. His Tesla will survive and prosper: if Tesla investors stop investing the Chinese will snap it up. Either way, somewhere down its list of priorities will be reinventing pure electric aircraft, so what does Tesla bring to the table?
New Electric Vehicle Motors Grab Sales
Huge companies make traction motors for electric vehicles. After all, as the IDTechEx report, "Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles: Land, Water, Air 2019-2029" details, every EV has at least one traction motor and increasingly they have many, including one electric aircraft with no less than 36.
Wind Industry creates Africa Task Force to speed up development
The Global Wind Industry Council has set up a new Task Force to speed up and facilitate the development of wind energy in Africa.
Scotland's biggest offshore wind farm complete
Each of the 84 turbines, at 188m from sea level to blade tip, stands taller than the London Eye and Beatrice is the largest offshore wind farm in the world to use jacket foundations. These jackets weigh around 1,000 tonnes each and are the deepest water fixed foundations of any wind farm in the world, installed in water depths of over 56m.
New Flyer achieves 350 miles of zero-emission range
New Flyer of America Inc achieved 350-miles of zero-emission range with a New Flyer forty-foot, heavy-duty fuel cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2™ bus. These results exceeded the 300-mile range performance target by 17 percent without refueling.