23 Aug 2023
Regulating Automated Private Passenger Vehicles
This premium article discusses regulating automated private passenger vehicles. It looks at each region and assesses its attitudes and progress towards level 3 deployment. It highlights key changes to UNECE regulations and what they mean for level 3 vehicles and the next phases of their deployment.
14 Aug 2023
4 Ways to Eliminate Rare Earths in EV Motors and One You Haven't Heard
The use of rare earths in various modern technology has drawn attention over the years. But with the rising demand for electric vehicles (EVs), the issue has been brought to the fore. 82% of the electric car market in 2022 was using electric motors based on rare earth permanent magnets.
8 Aug 2023
Level 3 Vehicles Are on the Road, Here Is When It Will Be Mainstream
Now that Mercedes is rolling out driverless SAE level 3 technologies in Germany and the US, the question that everyone in the automotive market is asking is, "when and how will this trickle down to mass market?". IDTechEx's new report, "Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis and Sensors 2024-2044", provides the answer.
20 Jul 2023
Impact of the European Critical Raw Materials Act on Electric Motors
The European Commission has proposed the Critical Raw Materials Act to "ensure the EU's access to a secure, diversified, affordable and sustainable supply of critical raw materials".
17 Jul 2023
Rocsys — Robotic Electric Vehicle Charging
Rocsys is a Dutch startup that develops autonomous EV charging solutions using soft robotics, AI-based computer vision, and data driven services. IDTechEx spoke to its founder and CEO to find out more about their technology and business plans.
13 Jul 2023
EV SiC Adoption Advances as Tesla Announces 75% Reduction
There is no denying that silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs are the story of the next decade for electric vehicle power electronics. The material improves powertrain efficiency (EV range), operates at higher voltages for faster charging, and creates new materials opportunities, such as Ag or Cu sintering, as power densities and operational temperatures increase.
15 Jun 2023
Why Buying an Autonomous Electric Car Will Feel Like Buying a Laptop
Computer chips have been part of cars for a long time, but no one really cares about them until they stop working or they are late to the production line, grinding manufacturing to an industry-shaking halt
9 Jun 2023
Electric Car Motor Trends: Number, Type, and Power 2015-2022
Innovation roadmap for electric car motor trends.
30 May 2023
Nodar: Untethered Stereo Camera With LiDAR-Like Performance
Stereo cameras have been used in the automotive industry before, with a handful of examples. But so far these have needed to be physically linked with rigid connections, locking the cameras in position so that they stay calibrated. Nodar brings a unique algorithm which dynamically calibrates the stereo system, negating the need for stiff connections between the camera and allowing much wider mountings and much more accurate distancing.
22 May 2023
Valeo is an automotive tier-one supplier and one of the key developers of advanced driver assistance system functions and technologies. It is notable for being a major supplier of automotive LiDAR with its Scala product.
IDTechEx spoke to Valeo about its new and upcoming technologies at CES 2023.
11 May 2023
Lohum is an end-of-life battery management and battery manufacturing company, based in India. The company has Li-ion battery recycling and second-life remanufacturing capabilities.
4 May 2023
Primobius is a battery recycling company, based in Germany.
3 May 2023
Ultimate Transmissions: How Tesla Could Avoid Rare-Earth Magnets
Tesla recently announced the elimination of rare-earths in its next generation permanent magnet motors. This would normally require a large performance defecit or much larger motor. Ultimate Transmissions has designed a ferrite magnet motor that could solve these issues.
17 Apr 2023
Vueron — Independant LiDAR Perception Developers
Vueron is a start-up that is working on developing perception software to be used with LiDAR. It is hardware agnostic and believes it can do a better job than either LiDAR hardware developers or tier 1 suppliers. IDTechEx was introduced to Vueron at AV Sensors Expo 2023.
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.
11 Apr 2023
Semiconductor Integrated Circuits for Vehicles: Key Players
Innovation roadmap for semiconductor integrated circuits.