2 Sep 2015
Interactive Wear AG
Interactive Wear AG span out of Infineon Technologies AG in 2005, inheriting their patent portfolio around the integration of electronic components into textiles. Over the last decade they have completed over 100 commercial projects with leading brands across the apparel, technical textile and automotive industries, amongst others.
11 May 2014
Major New EV Market?
Personal Helicopters, Volocopters and Fixed Wing Electric Aircraft is a field under continuous development. This article will present some of the latest developments, presenting which are the pioneer companies developing the technologies of future air electric personal mobility.
19 Dec 2013
After over a year of work on the development of the volocopter VC1, the e-volo team from Kahlsruhr in Germany achieved their goal on the 21st October 2011: the first manned flight world-wide with a purely electrically powered, Volocopter type of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft
4 Dec 2013
End-user perspectives on the future of 3D printing
A recent aerospace-led event presented some of the current thinking of European companies on the subject of 3D printing.
24 Jun 2013
EADS, Siemens enter long-term research partnership
EADS and Siemens are entering a long-term research partnership to introduce new electric propulsion systems that could help airlines lower their fuel bills and drive environmental performance.
24 Apr 2013
Aircraft energy harvesting modules tested
An idea from EADS and Vienna University of Technology is taking off: in a joint project, Energy Harvester Modules suitable for aircrafts have been tested, which should supply sensor nodes with electrical power in the future.
18 Sep 2012
Electric motors in aircraft are not readily scalable so many aircraft employ many propellers each with their own motor.
19 Apr 2012
Wireless Sensor Networks: What's next for WSN at WSN & RTLS Europe
Starting with more humble killer applications such as meter reading in buildings, WSN will grow rapidly from $0.58 billion in 2012 to $2.4 billion in 2022 according to IDTechEx research.
22 Mar 2012
Positive Adoption Trends Expected to Double the Market Within 5 Years
The 4th IDTechEx Energy Harvesting and Storage event will be taking place on the 15th and 16th of May in Berlin, Germany and will cover recent progress and developments in energy harvesting, wireless sensors and related technologies.
21 Sep 2011
Ubisense Group plc, interim revenues up 41%
Ubisense Group plc has announced its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2011.
28 Jul 2011
Electric Vehicle Range Extenders - Rival Approaches
Led by the Japanese and with Hyundai of Korea, the Europeans and the Americans coming up fast, we are in the decade of the hybrid vehicle, with much more being spent on them than on pure electric vehicles. This is because traction batteries alone cannot affordably provide sufficient range in most of the large applications by land, sea or air.
1 Jul 2011
Energy harvesting sensors for aircraft
Joint research by EADS Deutschland GmbH (Germany) and the Vienna University of Technology results in sensor elements that do not require any external power supply.
27 Jun 2011
World's first serial hybrid electric aircraft to fly at Le Bourget
Siemens AG, Diamond Aircraft and EADS are set to present the world's first aircraft with a serial hybrid electric drive system at the Paris Air Show Le Bourget 2011.
20 Jun 2011
Airliners become electric vehicles
Aircraft are becoming more electric even to the extent of having electric traction just like an electric car. Curiously this is starting at the light and heavy end, with medium sized feeder aircraft adopting electrification later.
10 Jun 2011
Boxster E prototypes
The Boxster E, with one electric motor apiece on front and rear axle, runs on purely electric power with four-wheel drive and is equivalent to a Boxster S in terms of driving dynamics. Together with two other Boxster Es, in which an electric motor drives the rear wheels, the prototype is being used to explore the everyday practicality of all-electric vehicles and how they are used, especially in terms of driving and battery charging. What the researchers are after is an understanding of the requirements facing future products, where to go next with Porsche Intelligent Performance and how to integrate electric vehicles into the infrastructure.