17 Sep 2021
Barriers Fall Unleashing Autonomous Cars in 2021
The new IDTechEx report, "Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis & Sensors 2022-2042", discovers that level 3 autonomous vehicle technology has been ready since 2017- so where are the autonomous vehicles? The answer lies in unclear liability rules, which have turned out to be a massive headache for automakers like Audi, Tesla, GM, Mercedes, and others.
13 Sep 2021
Faurecia is a tier 1 automotive supplier, based in France. As the largest supplier of vehicle interiors, it is investing in and developing in-mold electronics (IME) to produce decorative touch-sensitive interfaces with integrated electronics.
9 Sep 2021
Electric Vehicles Taking Over the Roads, Seas and Skies
World Electric Vehicle Day is here, and, as an industry analyst, it presents a great occasion to take a retrospective look at the past decade of innovation and disruption.
6 Sep 2021
World First 10 Minute Charge Li-Ion Silicon Dominant Cylindrical Cell
StoreDot reveals its ground-breaking silicon-dominant technology applied in extreme fast charging cylindrical cells. In a world-first, the company demonstrated the prototype 4680 form factor that is fully charged in just 10 minutes.
3 Sep 2021
Mercedes-Benz Takes the Next Step on the Road to Green Steel
Mercedes-Benz is taking another important step on the way to a green steel supply chain. To this end, the company has launched a partnership with the Swedish steel manufacturer SSAB for CO2 free steel. Together, the partners are already setting the course today to introduce green steel into the vehicles as quickly as possible: The first prototype parts for body shells made of CO2 free steel are already being planned for next year.
16 Aug 2021
Look Out, Pothole! Mercedes-Benz Expands Car-to-X Communication
Large potholes are a safety hazard, because if drivers do not recognise them in time, they can no longer take evasive action or reduce their speed. There is also a risk of damage to tyres and the suspension system. In the worst case, accidents can happen. Mercedes-Benz is now increasing safety with additional Car-to-X functions.
23 Jul 2021
Mercedes-Benz prepares to go all-electric
Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to go all electric by the end of the decade, where market conditions allow. Shifting from electric-first to electric-only, the car company is accelerating toward an emissions-free and software-driven future.
16 Jul 2021
Partnership for Sustainable Lithium Mining in Chile
Several companies have initiated a "Responsible Lithium Partnership" aiming to work towards responsible natural resource management, including lithium, in Chile's Salar de Atacama.
14 Jul 2021
Towards Greener Energy: Aggreko powers The Open With Renewable Energy
Aggreko, has partnered with R&A to deliver a renewable power solution at the 149th Open Championship at Royal St George's Golf Club in Sandwich, England. The hybrid system will reduce carbon emissions by up to 40% compared to the previously used fossil fuelled systems.
13 Jul 2021
Many 600 Mile Electric Cars in 2025
Here come 600-mile electric cars and they will grab market share even as city cars. At last, you will be able to buy a car that lets you vacation in it wherever you wish.
13 Jul 2021
Gentherm Incorporated created the first thermoelectrically heated and cooled seat system for the automotive industry.
30 Jun 2021
Warburtons Zero Emission FUSO eCanter
The UK's largest bakery brand has underscored its commitment to the rise of battery-powered truck technology by commissioning its first FUSO eCanter.
28 Jun 2021
PST Sensors offer thin film printed and flexible temperature sensors based on nanostructured silicon inks. IDTechEx caught up with directors Dr. David Britton and Dr. Margit Harting to find out about the latest developments, with a particular focus on emerging applications.
7 Jun 2021
Clancy Receives Zero-Emission Mercedes-Benz eVito Vans
Clancy has taken a positive step towards a 'greener' tomorrow by setting seven battery-powered Mercedes-Benz eVito vans on the road.
13 May 2021
UBQ Materials and Plastics App Partnership in Sustainable 3D Printing
UBQ Materials announced a partnership with Plastics App. Together, the two companies have launched a novel filament with a significantly reduced carbon footprint so as to enable sustainable and eco-conscious manufacturing.
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.
23 Apr 2021
A $174 Billion EV Investment Would Transform the American Bus Market
The deployment of zero-emission buses in the US has lacked the impetus of the electrification efforts seen in China and Europe, as discussed in IDTechEx's report "Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Buses 2021-2040". This is about to change.
19 Apr 2021
IDTechEx spoke to John Griffin and Linda Quach, VP Products & Marketing and Director of Marketing respectively at Immersion. They presented their updated corporate deck and we had a wider discussion about the state of the haptics industry and the evolving position of Immersion within it.
16 Apr 2021
First All-Electric Luxury Saloon From Mercedes-EQ
The EQS is the first all-electric luxury saloon from Mercedes-EQ. As part of its Ambition 2039 initiative, Mercedes-Benz is working on offering a carbon-neutral new car fleet within 20 years from now. By as early as 2030, the company wants more than half the cars it sells to feature electric drive systems - this includes fully electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.