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2021
10 May 2021

Replacement of Aircraft Makers will be Brutal

The replacement of aircraft makers will be brutal - no not Airbus and Boeing, the other big names, starting with those making light aircraft, then those making regional aircraft. Stuck in the past, these cannot make what is now needed.
30 Apr 2021

Your Kids Won't Learn to Drive, and Here's Why

Learning to drive is a coming-of-age moment many kids (and parents sick of being taxi services) dream about. But all of this could become relegated to the realm of nostalgia due to the massive focus on automation sweeping the personal transport industry.
29 Apr 2021

Toyota Subsidiary Woven Planet Acquires Lyft's Level 5 Division

Woven Planet, a subsidiary of Toyota, has agreed to acquire Level 5, the self-driving division of Lyft, Inc. one of the largest ride-hailing companies in the world. This marks the first major deal for the newly established Woven Planet.
28 Apr 2021

Hino Motors and REE Automotive Sign Business Alliance Agreement

Hino Motors Co Ltd today announced the signing of a strategic business alliance agreement to realize their shared vision of "providing new value to society through next-generation commercial mobility."
26 Apr 2021

3 Types of Car That Have Prospered Despite COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a drastic effect on the automotive industry. Despite these damning figures, there is a silver lining. This article looks at the 3 types of cars where sales saw an increase across most of the globe.
20 Apr 2021

Toyota New BEV Series, Establishment of Full Lineup of EVs

Toyota Motor Corporation announced Toyota bZ, its newly established series of battery electric vehicles , in establishment of a full line-up of electrified vehicles, and unveiled a concept version of the Toyota bZ4X, which will be the first model in the bZ series.
15 Apr 2021

Carbice Corporation

Carbice Corporation produce advanced thermal interface materials based on CNTs. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Baratunde Cola (CEO) and their team.
8 Apr 2021

Electrovaya

Electrovaya are a Li-ion cell and battery manufacturer headquartered in Canada. IDTechEx spoke with their VP Business Development Raj Das Gupta.
7 Apr 2021

Toyota Hydrogen Production and Re-Fuelling Facility in Australia

Toyota has commissioned Victoria's first commercial-grade permanent hydrogen production, storage and refuelling facility at its former manufacturing site at Altona in Melbourne's west.
26 Mar 2021

Preparing for Take-Off: Electric Vertical Take-off & Landing Air Taxis

Join the IDTechEx webinar Wednesday 31 March 2021 - An introduction to urban air mobility and air taxi services; The basics of eVTOL aircraft design architectures; Background into ongoing eVTOL projects for passenger transportation; and much more!
24 Mar 2021

Second Generation Robot Shuttles

The IDTechEx report, "Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040," predicted second-generation robot shuttles, and here they come - vectored traction and steering, smart windows, robotic fast charging, and solar bodywork, so 10-40% less charging is needed.
22 Mar 2021

Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation, headquartered in Santa Cruz, California are developing a tiltrotor electric vertical take-off and landing air taxi. They are one of the leading players in this emerging market and have attracted over $820 million in funding, with investors including Toyota, Uber and Baillie Gifford.
17 Mar 2021

ITM Power plc

English company involved in the production of proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer, and hydrogen refuelling stations. Recently ITM Power began a joint venture with Linde group, founding "ITM Linde electrolysis".
16 Mar 2021

Market for eVTOL Air Taxis to Grow to $14.7 Billion by 2041

Air taxis and flying cars are easy to hype but IDTechEx's new report on the subject is not that hype. This independent research into electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for passenger transport reflects the reality of the eVTOL market at this early stage of its development.
11 Feb 2021

Toyota to Debut Three New Electrified Vehicles for US Market

Toyota Motor North America announced plans to debut in the US market this year, three new electrified models - two BEVs and a PHEV.
9 Feb 2021

Wärtsilä's Energy Storage System will Boost Mexico's Wind Power

The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide a project-critical energy storage system for the 50 MW Eolica Coromuel, S. de R. L Wind Farm in La Paz, Mexico. The Wärtsilä energy storage system is designed to deliver a power output of 10 MW for the operational life of the project.
5 Feb 2021

Sensors Everywhere

With sensors, the systems and software are a bigger business than the sensors themselves. For example, your body has primitive sensors such as eyes and fingers, but it processes the data in combination, so the whole is greater than the parts. Call it "sensor fusion", something increasingly seen in the automotive, healthcare, and robotic industries.
25 Jan 2021

Hybrid Electric Vehicles: A Stay of Execution for NiMH Batteries

With the growing market for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), will this drive further demand for NiMH batteries and stop them from being eliminated from the automotive market?
19 Jan 2021

USA and East Asia Grab $23 Billion Transparent Electronics Opportunity

The new IDTechEx report, "Transparent Electronics Materials, Applications, Markets 2021-2041", describes a market increasing fivefold from 2021-2031. By 2041 it will be over $23 billion.
6 Jan 2021

Amazon Zoox is a Mistake

This article analyzes the recently revealed robotaxi from Amazon-owned Zoox.