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2020
22 Jan

Underwater Robot Takes First Known Automated Ocean Sample

A hybrid remotely operated vehicle took the first known automated sample performed by a robotic arm in the ocean.
22 Jan

Finalists Announced for 2019 R&D 100 Awards

Finalists for the venerable R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC.
17 Jan

Toyota Invests $394M in Joby for Air Mobility

Toyota is exploring a new flight path for mobility through a new collaboration with Joby Aviation , an aerospace company that is developing and commercializing all-electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft to enable the deployment of fast, quiet and affordable air transportation services.
8 Jan

Toyota to Build Prototype City of the Future

Toyota has revealed plans to build a prototype "city" of the future on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Called the Woven City, it will be a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
6 Jan

Off-Road Vehicle Makers Can Beat Car Makers

Car giants are in difficulty. The leading car makers have sales larger than the economies of many countries. Toyota and Volkswagen Group are up at the $300 billion level
3 Jan

Robot Shuttles: Major New Form of Transportation

IDTechEx has issued the first in-depth report on this called, "Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040". Robot shuttles are an important new, reconfigurable form of transportation for goods and people that may even function as mobile offices, workshops, restaurants and more.
2019
20 Dec

Electric Vehicles: A Look Back at 2019

Few of the giant car makers have shown urgency in transitioning away from the internal combustion engine. What's more, the automotive market is set to decline once again in 2019 whilst electrifying newcomers made huge gains in front of sleeping incumbents' noses. Although a large fraction of this is orders (not deliveries), if OEMs do not wake up now, they never will.
17 Dec

SeeGrid

SeeGrid is a well-funded AMR company for warehouses (around $100m to date). It is in fact one of the older companies around. It has even declared bankruptcy once (Dec 2015).
16 Dec

Escapers from Peak Car

At the recent Future of Transportation Conference in Vienna (Dec 2019), most speakers were warning of the impending severity of peak car.
13 Dec

Future of Transportation Conference Vienna Dec 10/11: Our Report

Future of Transportation Conference Vienna Dec 10/11: Our Report
9 Dec

A $250Bn Revolution: Mobile Robots and Autonomous Vehicles in Delivery

Automation in the delivery/logistic and warehousing/fulfilment chain is a growing market. A particularly exciting subset of this is the use of mobile robots, drones, and autonomous vehicles for automation of movement-based tasks.
4 Dec

Zoox

Zoox develops fully autonomous, purpose-built fleet to provide mobility services.
26 Nov

IDTechEx Explains Significance of Driving Tesla and Squad Solar

It is happening rapidly now. The startups Sono Motors and Lightyear announced solar family cars available next year. They have solar bodies rather than the useless scrap of solar roof seen on other cars. That means many owners will never plug in. They do not have the acceleration of a Tesla, but Lightyear cheekily points out that its Lightyear One will go 740 km faster than any Tesla because the Tesla would have to stop and plug in.
20 Nov

Toyota Motor Corporation

Toyota Motor Corporation are developing lidar technology.
18 Nov

Solid State Batteries at the IDTechEx Show!

Find out how companies are continuing to improve cell and battery performance and the post Li-ion batteries being developed to break through these limits at Energy Storage Innovations USA, hosted by IDTechEx.
8 Nov

BYD and Toyota to Establish Joint R&D Company for BEVs

BYD Company Ltd and Toyota Motor Corporation have signed an agreement to establish a joint company for research and development for battery electric vehicles. The new R&D company, which will work on designing and developing BEVs (including platform) and its related parts, is anticipated to be established in China in 2020, with BYD and Toyota to evenly share 50% of the total capital needed.
5 Nov

Connected Cars Windscreen Wipers Aid Weather Reports

Weathernews INC and Toyota Motor Corporation began a verification test in which the conditions of roads and their surroundings are ascertained using the operating status of windshield wipers, as well as weather data.
1 Nov

Solar Cars at $15 billion - Just the Beginning

Solar vehicle bodywork has just progressed from curiosity to key enabling technology. The new 180-page IDTechEx report, "Solar Cars, Buses, Trucks, Trains 2020-2030" explains why and forecasts the next ten years with solar cars at $15 billion 2030 just a beginning.
24 Oct

Will Fuel Cells Succeed in Buses?

At the world's largest bus event, Busworld in Belgium in October 21-23 2019, Herald Ruijters of DG Move in the European Commission was very enthusiastic about fuel cell buses.
16 Oct

Panasonic

Panasonic is one of the largest suppliers of Li-ion batteries. They will have to continue investment in production capacity to maintain a leading position in the market.