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22 Oct 2021

Join the Upcoming IDTechEx Webinar on Electric Motor Technologies

Thursday 28 October 2021 - Overview of current and future electric motor technologies from OEMs; Emerging motor technologies such as axial flux and in-wheel motors; A look at electric motors in cars, vans, trucks, two-wheelers and buses; and more.
22 Oct 2021

AIR Unveils AIR ONE eVTOL for Individual Ownership

AIR, creator of personal eVTOLs for the consumer market, unveiled its debut vehicle, AIR ONE, and announced it is now accepting pre-orders. AIR ONE is a sporty, easy-to-operate electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft designed for individual consumer ownership.
21 Oct 2021

Zoox's Autonomous Vehicles Tested on the Streets of Seattle

Zoox has been testing their autonomous L3 vehicles in Las Vegas and the San Francisco Bay Area for more than four years. That means they know a lot about how their hardware and software behave in those climates. But the company's goal isn't to change mobility in a few states: They want to reimagine transportation for the whole world. To do that, they have to prepare for unfamiliar roads and novel conditions.
19 Oct 2021

The Biggest Challenge for Autonomous Vehicles

Every company testing autonomous vehicles in California must report any collision to the California DMV. The new IDTechEx report "Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis & Sensors 2022-2042" provides analysis on this data, spanning the last two and a half years' worth of the reports. It is not looking good for human drivers.
19 Oct 2021

Volvo Group Launches World's First Vehicle Using Fossil-Free Steel

Volvo Group is proud to reveal the world-first vehicle made of fossil-free steel from SSAB. More vehicles will follow in 2022 in what will be a series of concept vehicles and components using fossil-free steel from SSAB.
19 Oct 2021

INEOS Launches Hydrogen Campaign

Hydrogen is a fabulous, clean source of energy that can be used as both a raw material for industry and as a power source for transport and the home. It has a massive role to play in lowering the UK's greenhouse gas emissions and INEOS is committed to playing a leading role in the hydrogen revolution.
19 Oct 2021

A Winning Solution for Autonomous Farming Safety

Agri-tech company Agribot AI has won the Agri-EPI and Hands Free Farm hackathon tackling safety and security concerns around autonomous agricultural vehicles.
19 Oct 2021

UK Hydrogen Roadshow Shows Low Carbon Hydrogen Innovation

The first-ever double decker hydrogen bus tour of the UK set off from London to shine a spotlight on the part hydrogen has to play in the country's race to net zero.
18 Oct 2021

OBRIST Group

OBRIST Group is an Austrian engineering and technology company developing emission reduction technologies for the automotive sector. In September 2021, IDTechEx Technology Analyst Dr Hydra Rodrigues spoke to Chris Meusburger, project lead for synthetic fuels at OBRIST Group.
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18 Oct 2021

NanoCnet

NanoCnet is an early-stage company making conductive inks and other products based on their proprietary "silver nanostrand" technology, high aspect ratio silver nanoparticles with an oblong cross section. They state that these are more stable and much cheaper to make than silver nanowires whilst fulfilling a similar function.
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18 Oct 2021

Is it Finally Time for Printed Temperature Sensors?

Think of a temperature sensor - and a traditional glass thermometer, or perhaps a small thermistor would probably spring to mind. However, a new class of temperature sensors is rapidly emerging that offers spatial resolution together with a thin-film format.
18 Oct 2021

ABB and Lilium Revolutionize Charging Infrastructure for Air Travel

As part of the agreement, ABB will develop, test and supply the MegaWatt fast charging infrastructure necessary for the quick turnaround times needed for electric aviation. The ABB charging points are designed to be capable of fully charging batteries in approximately 30 minutes, and charging up to 80% in 15 minutes, enabling the 20-25 flights per aircraft per day planned across Lilium's global vertiport network.
16 Oct 2021

Axalta Coating Systems

IDTechEx interviewed Axalta to discuss their powder coating options for dielectric, impact and fire protection in EV battery packs.
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15 Oct 2021

Asada Mesh

I spoke to Pedro Pena, head of European marketing at Asada Mesh, at a TechBlick virtual event in Ocotber 2021. We discussed new uses for their stainless steel meshes and their growth during the pandemic.
15 Oct 2021

Metamaterial Technologies

I spoke to the Chief Marketing Officer of Meta at the October 2021 TechBlick Printed and Flexible Electronics online conference who detailed Meta's acquisiton of Nanotech Security, a firm making devices for banknote security, in early October 2021.
15 Oct 2021

Driivz

Founded in Israel in 2013, Driivz is a software platform provider to the global EV charging sector. It is a data-driven platform that is connected to the EV ecosystem. Driivz serves global EV charging network operators and providers with a scalable, hardware-agnostic platform. Their solution spans multiple sectors including power utilities, oil and gas, automotive, charge point operators (CPOs), EV fleets and electric mobility service providers (e-MSPs).
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15 Oct 2021

World's First Lung Delivery by Drone

Unither Bioelectronics has set its sights on transforming the way we think of transplantable organ transportation, either donor organs or manufactured organs. In a proof-of-concept flight, the company transferred donor lungs for transplant between two hospitals using its proprietary aerial drone organ transportation technologies.
14 Oct 2021

Why your EV will be your wallet

ISO 15118 - The Plug and Charge standard that will revolutionise authentication, payments and load management for charging sessions.
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13 Oct 2021

Thermal Management in the Silicon Carbide Revolution

For electric vehicles (EVs), efficiency is the name of the game. In the past few years, we have started to see wide bandgap semiconductors such as silicon carbide (SiC) adopted in EV inverters to replace the typical silicon insulated-gate bipolar transistors (Si IGBTs).
13 Oct 2021

Successful First Public Flight of Volocopter's VoloDrone

Volocopter's electric heavy-lift drone VoloDrone conducted its first public flight today. Together with the international logistics leader DB Schenker, Volocopter demonstrated VoloDrone's seamless integration into the logistics supply chain with an end-to-end cargo transport demonstration.