Electric Vehicle Futures at the IDTechEx Show! Silicon Valley
Many new electric vehicles were on display at the IDTechEx Show! on November 14-15 in Santa Clara, but that was the tip of the iceberg. The event had a hidden message; the future enabling technologies for electric vehicles (EVs) from buses to cars to mining vehicles.
Pizza Hut's pizza making truck
Pizza Hut has joined forces with Toyota to develop the one-of-a-kind, zero-emission Tundra PIE Pro, a mobile pizza factory with the ability to deliver oven-hot pizza wherever it goes.
Personal robot to tidy your room
Unlike in controlled and regulated environments like factories, robots in the home need to respond flexibly to dynamic and complex situations and communicate naturally with humans.
Fuel cells make a comeback in electric vehicles
This coming November 14-15 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, leading players in the battery and energy storage industry will compete to capture the audience's attention over what technology is set to dominate in the coming decade.
Model helps robots navigate more like humans do
When moving through a crowd to reach some end goal, humans can usually navigate the space safely without thinking too much. They can learn from the behavior of others and note any obstacles to avoid. Robots, on the other hand, struggle with such navigational concepts.
Mazda announces electrification and connectivity strategies
Mazda Motor Corporation announced electrification and connectivity strategies. The strategies are based on Mazda's long-term vision for technology development.
Toyota to supply its hydrogen technology to Caetanobus SA
Toyota has taken another important step towards a broader hydrogen society by announcing that it will provide its hydrogen fuel cell technology to Caetanobus SA in Portugal.
The state of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure
The global electric vehicle population reached 3 million units at the end of 2017, which represents approximately 0.23% of the global vehicle population. Electric vehicle producers have responded to consumer's range anxiety by increasing the available range per charge in their vehicles to more than 200 miles. However ultimately the deployment of electric vehicles will depend on the deployment of ubiquitous chargers.
Graphene commercialization: a look back at the story so far
Graphene is not a young material: the Nobel Prize was awarded in 2010 and the first pioneering firms were established before that c. 2006. Graphene thus has more than a decade of commercial experience already. As IDTechEx have argued previously, after all this time, graphene is becoming increasingly available and affordable and is finally findings its first wave of volume markets. In this article, we will look at the evolution of graphene commercialization so far and will offer some insights about the future.
Nuvve is a San Diegan company that provides the tools that facilitate 'vehicle to grid' (or 'v2g') services for electric vehicles, with a focus on the software aggregation platform rather than the hardware (bi-directional chargers).
The company is global and has received major investment from utilities like EDF Renewables.
Toyota plans to recall 1 million hybrid vehicles
Toyota is conducting a safety recall involving certain 2016-2018 model year Toyota Prius vehicles. The subject vehicles have an engine wire harness which is connected to the hybrid vehicle Power Control Unit. A portion of the wire harness could contact the cover at this connection and wear over time, causing an electrical short circuit, which can generate heat. If sufficient heat is generated, there is an increased risk of a vehicle fire.
More torque for hydrogen-powered vehicles
IDTechEx Research has just published a new report 'Fuel Cell Vehicles 2019-2029'. Fuel cells are commercially successful in stationary applications but commercially unsuccessful in vehicles, beyond a few thousand purchased for material handling vehicles, notably forklifts.
Toyota and Uber collaborate on automated vehicles
Toyota and Uber have agreed to expand their collaboration with the aim of advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale.
Nuance Communications is a multinational computer software technology company providing speech and imaging applications and solutions. The most important speech technology of Nuance is speech recognition (SR). Besides, the company is specialised in speech synthesis, voice recognition, etc. In the global speech market, more than 80% of speech recognition systems used to be based on Nuance SR engine.
Pilot for grocery deliveries
The Kroger Co and Nuro today announced Scottsdale, Arizona as the city for their self-driving grocery delivery pilot. Through the new self-driving delivery vehicles, customers will receive their groceries at their curb - safely and quickly.
The graphene community gathers in California
The graphene community will gather in California on November 14 & 15 to attend the largest business-focused conference and exhibition on Graphene and 2D Materials which takes place in Santa Clara.
Fiber laser sensing trends: LiDAR, gas detection & structural health
Fiber lasers have a large share of the laser material processing market but are typically limited to aerospace and defence applications in the sensing market segment. That is set to change within the next decade as emerging applications of fiber laser technologies include automotive LiDAR, multi-species gas sensing and structural health monitoring.
Tech accelerates hydrogen vehicle future
This technology will pave the way for bulk hydrogen to be transported in the form of ammonia, using existing infrastructure, and then reconverted back to hydrogen at the point of use. It has the potential to fill the gap in the technology chain to supply fuel cell vehicles around the world with low-emissions hydrogen sourced from Australia.
Japan aims to have all new passenger cars electric by 2050
The Japanese government has aims to have all new cars sold in Japan be electric or hybrid vehicles by 2050.
Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing USA - Early-Bird Ends Today!
With just over four months to go, the annual IDTechEx event - Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing - looks set to be another great event.