29 Nov 2023
Aerogel Manufacturing Scaling to Meet EV Demand
Historically, the aerogel market has experienced slow and steady growth. With the newly found demand for thermal insulation and fire protection in electric vehicle (EV) batteries, aerogel manufacturers are making big plans and investments in order to scale up in preparation to serve this new market.
28 Nov 2023
Qualcomm: Unlocking Software-Defined Vehicles
This is a full company profile on Qualcomm Technologies. IDTechEx Technology Analyst James Falkiner attended IAA Mobility (also known as the Munich Motorshow) where he had a discussion with Qualcomm's Hans Christian Thiel. IDTechEx also attended a talk by Qualcomm's CEO, Cristiano Amon, where he discussed software-defined vehicles (SDV).
24 Nov 2023
Evolution of the Automotive Industry and Electrification Beyond Cars
2023 has proven another momentous year for the electric vehicle (EV) market. 2022 saw electric car sales rise by 62% compared with 2021, and IDTechEx estimates that 2023 will see global sales rise by another 16%. But what can we expect for the future of EVs? In this article, Dr James Edmondson and Shazan Siddiqi from IDTechEx discuss what can be learned about the future of electrification, not only for vehicles on land, but also for marine sectors and aerial vehicles.
10 Nov 2023
Rising Star: Commercial Advancements & Developments of SSB
The announcement claimed by Toyota that it had a "technological breakthrough" to resolve durability issues and "a solution for materials" for a solid-state battery (SSB) powering EVs in July 2023 has triggered another wave of interest in SSBs, in addition to the continuous efforts from companies such as BMW, CATL, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, LG, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Panasonic, Samsung, Volkswagen, etc.
6 Nov 2023
Electrification Outside Automotive: A Trillion Dollar Market
The automotive sector is rapidly electrifying, with electric car sales totaling over 5.8 million units in the first half of 2023 across China, Europe, and the US. While automotive electrification is at the forefront of the public eye, other vehicle sectors also present huge opportunities, with IDTechEx predicting the global market of electric vehicles for land, sea, and air to be worth over US$1 trillion in 2044 (excl. automotive).
18 Oct 2023
Empowering the Future: The Progress of Solid-State Battery Technology
In the ever-evolving energy storage landscape, the advent of solid-state batteries (SSBs) is leading to a new era of possibilities. As the demand for higher performance and safer energy storage solutions grows, SSBs have emerged as a frontrunner in the race for next-generation battery technology.
3 Oct 2023
e-Zinc are a Canadian start-up developing rechargeable zinc-air batteries for stationary energy storage applications.
29 Sep 2023
Join Our Upcoming Webinar on Solid-State Batteries
Wednesday 11 October 2023 - Solid-State Batteries - Technologies, Challenges, Breakthroughs, and Beyond: Solid-state battery definition and fundamental concept; Value propositions; Potential for enhanced safety, energy density and performance; Technology types, challenges, improvements; Application and commercialization
5 Sep 2023
Mobile Robotics in Logistics, Warehousing and Delivery: Funding Trends
Innovation roadmap for the funding trends of mobile robotics in logistics, warehousing and delivery.
29 Aug 2023
PreAct Technologies: Software-Defined Sensors
In this update interview, Paul Drysch, the CEO of PreAct Technologies, discusses PreAct's software-defined sensors, vehicle connectivity, AI, OEM integration, and the future of PreAct Technologies.
22 Aug 2023
EVs to Dominate Aerogel Applications by 2025
Aerogels have experienced steady market growth historically, reaching a market of just under US$450 million in 2022. Progress has been somewhat slower than some would expect; this has largely been due to competition with lower-cost incumbent insulation materials.
15 Aug 2023
Bridging the Gap: Storage & Distribution in the Hydrogen Value Chain
In recent years, interest and activity in the hydrogen sector have accelerated, driven by governments recognizing hydrogen's role in the energy transition and companies worldwide capitalizing on emerging market opportunities through the supply of services, products, technologies, and projects.
31 Jul 2023
Recogni — Neural Network Accelerated Autonomous Car Computing
Recogni is pioneering a ground-up redesign of computing for autonomous vehicles. Its neural network accelerator offers computation efficiencies one to two orders of magnitude better than the established competition. Recogni is looking for partnerships with tier ones and OEMs to deploy its product.
19 Jul 2023
Relectrify are an Autralian company commercialising their combined BMS+inverter system.
12 Jul 2023
Preferred Computational Chemistry (PFCC)/Matlantis
Preferred Computational Chemistry (PFCC) is a joint venture between Preferred Networks and ENEOS. Its Matlantis platform uses deep learning to provide universal atomistic simulation at high speed. The Japanese-headquartered operation is expanding into new markets, starting with the USA.
13 Jun 2023
Zoox: Autonomous Vehicle Testing and Bespoke Robotaxi
Zoox has been testing autonomous technologies in California for a number of years. It is one of few to pursue a vision of a bespoke robotaxi vehicle. However, this gives extra complications around certification and homologation. IDTechEx spoke to Zoox at CES 2023 where these matters were discussed.
2 Jun 2023
Bosch is a leading tier-one supplier of the automotive industry and is a pioneer of technologies for advanced driver assistance features. Bosch has been working on a LiDAR sensor for some years now. IDTechEx spoke to a Bosch representative (who asked not to be named) at CES 2023 where it learnt about Bosch's LiDAR.
1 Jun 2023
Sharp develops perovskite solar cell technologies and this profile introduces its progress in perovskite PV commercialization.
26 May 2023
Kaneka was founded on 1st September 1949 with paid-in capital of 33.046 million yen. The company's line of business include Vinyls and Chlor-Alkali, Performance Polymers (MOD), Performance Polymers (MS), Foam & Residential Techs, E & I Technology, PV & Energy management, Performance Fibers, Medical, Pharma & Supplemental Nutrition, Foods & Agris. Within the PV & Energy management sector, it has decorative slate tile-integrated photovoltaic modules, roof tile-integrated photovoltaic modules (VISOLATM), photovoltaic modules designed specifically for synthetic slate tiles (SoltileXTM), photovoltaic modules for inclined roofs and deck roofs (GRANSOLATM), and see-through photovoltaic modules.
12 Apr 2023
BYD Auto is a Chinese automotive subsidiary of the BYD Company. It is a global leader in electric car sales and battery technology.