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24 May

New flying/driving robot developed

The first experimental robot drone that flies like a typical quadcopter, drives on tough terrain and squeezes into tight spaces using the same motors, has been developed.
23 May

Self driving cars and smart robots to make home deliveries

Ford is teaming up with Agility Robotics to explore a brand-new frontier in the world of autonomy — and a new way of thinking about how we make deliveries.
22 May

Self-Driving Truck Service to the United States Postal Service

The Postal Service is exploring the feasibility of utilizing autonomous delivery vehicle technology to reduce fuel costs, increase safe truck operation and improve its fleet utilization rate through longer hours of operation.
22 May

ERM Advanced Telematics Enters the Rapidly Expanding EV Market

ERM is set to offer its new StarLink EV, a unique telematics product for the EV market that can be used in cars, buses, trucks and even two-wheeled vehicles like motorcycles and scooters
21 May

Driverless cars working together can speed up traffic by 35 percent

A fleet of driverless cars working together to keep traffic moving smoothly can improve overall traffic flow by at least 35 percent, researchers have shown.
20 May

Learn about the route to success in the unforgiving EV battleground

Plug-in electric cars are forecast by IDTechEx to sell over 25 million units per year in 2029 making up around 30% of total sales by that point. However, electrification does not stop at cars; buses, trucks, construction, mining, two-wheelers, boats, aircraft, and more are all progressing towards electric drive. This combined market shift makes the technologies enabling this transformation a key battleground with plenty to win and lose.
20 May

DHL launches regular fully-automated urban drone delivery service

DHL Express and EHang have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly launch a fully automated and intelligent smart drone delivery solution to tackle the last-mile delivery challenges in the urban areas of China.
19 May

IDTechEx Interview with Road Ramblings

IDTechEx spoke to Chris Goodsell from Australian radio show 'Road Ramblings' about the latest electric vehicles news.
17 May

Electric Vehicles: $2.6 Trillion Market, Many New Sectors

The future is coming early for electric vehicles. The new IDTechEx Research report "Electric Vehicles 2020-2030" is based on analysis of no less than 100 sectors to 2030. IDTechEx has studied and forecasted EVs for over 20 years. It has 15 PhD level analysts, including 4 who are Chinese, deployed globally, mostly multi-lingual and the discoveries here are sometimes surprising.
16 May

NASA funds aviation research on a new fuel concept

Researchers are leading a newly funded project from NASA to develop a novel approach for all-electric aircraft.
16 May

Will Volkswagen Group Succeed in Electric Vehicles?

IDTechEx Research analyses whether or not the VW group can innovate their way through a challenging time and succeed in electric vehicles.
16 May

Will HEV and PHEV Cars be Wiped Out in 10 Years?

The sales of full hybrid cars are increasing and lazy forecasting by extrapolation shows them being sold in large numbers even in ten years from now. A closer look reveals a very different picture.
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16 May

Self driving robot makes life easier for Ford

Autonomous vehicles from Ford are still a few years away, but one little robot is already showing what's possible.
15 May

Already more than 10,000 registrations for the ID.3

Volkswagen has launched pre-booking in Europe for the first model in its new full-electric ID. model family, the ID.31. Customers' interest in the special edition, the ID.3 1ST, which is limited to 30,000 vehicles, is significantly exceeding the brand's expectations.
14 May

Mercedes-Benz Cars aims for carbon-neutral fleet

Over the next 20 years, Mercedes-Benz Cars aims to have a carbon-neutral new passenger car fleet and aims to have plug-in hybrids or all-electric vehicles to make up more than 50% of its car sales by 2030.
14 May

Ultrasound sensors for robots and drones: an introduction

Ultrasound sensors are commonly used in obstacle avoidance in robots and drones. In this article, IDTechEx provide a brief introduction to this sensing technology.
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14 May

New fuel cell lasts ten times longer

Advancements in zero-emission fuel cells could make the technology cheap enough to replace traditional gasoline engines in vehicles.
13 May

Market Needs Move Against Lithium-Ion Batteries

In this article IDTechEx revisit a topic we have touched on before. We consider changes in need that are catching the lithium-ion battery industry wrong-footed.
13 May

World-first hydrogen double decker buses to tackle London's toxic air

The world's first hydrogen double decker buses will be introduced on three London bus routes next year, helping tackle the capital's air quality crisis.
10 May

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.