24 Feb 2023
Microcars Are the Smaller, Greener Future of Urban Commuting
There is a need to scrap the "highway-centric" model of urban development and prioritize the ease and convenience of local trips. Most car trips are short trips carrying just one person. Most of the energy is wasted on carrying the vehicle's own weight.
14 Feb 2023
Autonomous Vehicle Trends & Milestones in 2022 & Expectations for 2023
They may not be ubiquitous yet, and the day-to-day advantages that they will start to provide may not be noticeable, but automated technologies across the automotive industry are starting to come of age. The 'robotaxi' industry is beginning to see more small commercial deployments. Autonomous trucks are on the cusp of real-world use, and next-generation sensor technologies are being deployed on vehicles that are for sale. This article covers some of the most exciting developments and milestones over the last year and makes predictions about what might come next year.
13 Dec 2022
Autonomous Vehicle Trends & Milestones In 2022 & Expectations for 2023
They may not be ubiquitous yet, and the day-to-day advantages that they will start to provide may not be noticeable, but automated technologies across the automotive industry are starting to come of age.
13 Dec 2022
ADAS Feature Deployment and the Emergence of Level 3 Vehicles
ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) features within new vehicles are evolving quickly. This article covers the ADAS features that are already available and how deeply they have penetrated the market already. It also discusses some of the emerging ADAS features that will come to market over the next decade.
Earlier this year, the Mercedes S-Class was released with level 3 automated technologies, approved for use on the German autobahn. This premium article has a look at the Mercedes S-Class in more detail, along with the Honda Legend which was allowed to operate at level 3 in Japan last year. Changes will be coming to the UNECE legislation which governs level 3 usage in these regions. In the premium article the changes are explained and predictions are made about how regions will react. IDTechEx will also suggest which vehicles are ready and waiting for level 3 deployment.
13 Oct 2022
Five Key Technology Trends for Tomorrow's Electric Car
In 20 years, IDTechEx predicts electric cars will generate 76% of all e-transport revenues. Due to their scale, car markets create the largest opportunities for players in the electric vehicle supply chain, from advanced materials through to battery packs, power electronics, and electric motors.
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12 Oct 2022
Qualcomm: Preparing to Supply Autonomy to Automotive Market
External press release
20 Sep 2022
Kevton Technologies Acquires Seven Sapphire 3D Printers
Velo3D Inc announced Kevton Technologies, a subsidiary of Houston-based contract manufacturer Kevton Industries, has acquired seven Sapphire printers to provide its customers with high-quality, additively manufactured parts.
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19 Sep 2022
Bold: Next-Generation Battery Technologies
Bold has a background in high-performance electrified applications, such as Formula 1 and road-going hypercars. It now makes its own modules and packs using next-generation cell technologies to provide leading power and energy density performance.