22 Feb 2024
Tesla Adopts Interior Radar for Interior Monitoring
With the shift towards electric vehicles, end-users are becoming less concerned about traditional differentiators like engine horsepower and are placing greater emphasis on smart interior functions. This trend is compelling automotive OEMs to invest more efforts in enhancing interior features, thereby adding greater value to their products and distinguishing them from other vehicles.
19 Feb 2024
Altos: Cheaper 4D Imaging Radar
4D imaging radar represents the next generation of radar technologies for the automotive industry. They bring a significant performance boost necessary for highly autonomous cars but also bring a significant price increase compared to conventional models. Altos radar avoids using the most costly components found in most 4D imaging radars, allowing a substantial cost reduction.
16 Feb 2024
CES 2024 Showed that the Future of Cars will be Defined by AI
IDTechEx's new report, "Future Automotive Technologies 2024-2034: Applications, Megatrends, Forecasts", highlights the biggest changes coming to cars over the next ten years. Electrification will change what powers cars, and automation will change how they are driven, but one of the biggest opportunities is connectivity and software definition, which will change how cars are monetized.
31 Jan 2024
CES 2024: Future Mobility Technologies on the Exhibition Floor
CES is one of the biggest exhibitions of technology in the world. The article covers the key themes from the event including AI, connectivity, electric mobility, autonomous technologies, and AR usage in the cabin.
19 Jan 2024
Removing Rare-Earths Drives Demand for Copper in EV Motors
Electric motors are a core component of electrification in the automotive market. The market has heavily relied on rare earths for the permanent magnets used in these motors, but, as many will be aware, there is a drive to eliminate these rare earths due to their price volatility and environmental impact. Alternative motor technologies can often present a new and increased demand for copper.
8 Jan 2024
Software-Defined Vehicles Set to Be Worth Over US$700bn by 2034
Connected and Software-Defined vehicles (SDVs) represent a new paradigm for automakers and consumers. Whereas older ICE vehicles were a conglomeration of 70+ Electronic Control units, kilometers of wiring, and many thousands of components, the new era of vehicles can be more centralized, connected, and convenient, bringing benefits to both the consumer and OEM.
19 Dec 2023
Tesla's Major Recall Shows the Benefits of Software-Defined Vehicles
Tesla's recent recall could have cost it billions of dollars, but instead, an over-the-air software update was all that was required to fix an issue affecting over 2 million vehicles.
7 Dec 2023
Opportunity for Fuel Cell Vehicles
Innovation roadmap for fuel cell vehicle opportunity.
30 Nov 2023
Schaeffler: Magnet Free Motors
IDTechEx learned more about Schaeffler's magnet free motor technology for electric vehicles.
29 Nov 2023
Prometheus Fuels is an American energy startup developing tools to utilize atmospheric carbon dioxide to produce drop-in e-fuels.