31 Jan 2024
Tesla's Ross and Rachel Relationship With Radar
Ross and Rachel's relationship in the TV series Friends was characterized by its on-again, off-again nature, with the inevitability that they end up together in the end. Tesla started its full self-driving hardware with radar in 2016, it began the break-up with radar in 2021, and radar was removed from production entirely in 2021.
18 Jan 2024
How Tech Giants Could Displace Automotive OEMs
The automotive market is a huge industry, and its evolution has spawned several giant corporations with many sub-brands, many of which are household names. However, the automotive industry is arguably undergoing the greatest technological shifts it has ever seen. Electrification, autonomous driving, and a shift to software-defined vehicles.
12 Jan 2024
Electric Truck Milestones in 2023 and Outlook
Major fleets have committed to transitioning at least 30% of their new heavy-duty truck purchases to be zero-emission vehicles, including electric models, by 2030. However, many companies are daunted by the extra upfront cost of electric trucks, as well as challenges like the limited availability of chargers.
7 Dec 2023
Opportunity for Fuel Cell Vehicles
Innovation roadmap for fuel cell vehicle opportunity.
30 Nov 2023
Optomec are a 3D printer manufacturer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They offer two products: Aerosol Jet and a laser-based Direct Energy Deposition (DED) system for 3D printing metals named LENS. IDTechEx spoke with Optomec at Formnext 2023 to discuss their LENS systems and business.
28 Nov 2023
Qualcomm: Unlocking Software-Defined Vehicles
This is a full company profile on Qualcomm Technologies. IDTechEx Technology Analyst James Falkiner attended IAA Mobility (also known as the Munich Motorshow) where he had a discussion with Qualcomm's Hans Christian Thiel. IDTechEx also attended a talk by Qualcomm's CEO, Cristiano Amon, where he discussed software-defined vehicles (SDV).
24 Nov 2023
Evolution of the Automotive Industry and Electrification Beyond Cars
2023 has proven another momentous year for the electric vehicle (EV) market. 2022 saw electric car sales rise by 62% compared with 2021, and IDTechEx estimates that 2023 will see global sales rise by another 16%. But what can we expect for the future of EVs? In this article, Dr James Edmondson and Shazan Siddiqi from IDTechEx discuss what can be learned about the future of electrification, not only for vehicles on land, but also for marine sectors and aerial vehicles.
10 Nov 2023
Rising Star: Commercial Advancements & Developments of SSB
The announcement claimed by Toyota that it had a "technological breakthrough" to resolve durability issues and "a solution for materials" for a solid-state battery (SSB) powering EVs in July 2023 has triggered another wave of interest in SSBs, in addition to the continuous efforts from companies such as BMW, CATL, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, LG, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Panasonic, Samsung, Volkswagen, etc.
16 Oct 2023
Short-Range Radars Have Huge Potential in the Automotive Radar Market
Radars are already cemented into the automotive market as they provide popular ADAS features such as adaptive cruise control (ACC) and blind spot detection (BSD). Despite their near ubiquitous presence in vehicles, IDTechEx's new report "Automotive Radar 2024-2044: Forecast, Technologies, Applications" finds that there is still large growth potential for this sensor, mostly driven by new opportunities for short-range radars.
25 Sep 2023
Cirba Solutions was founded in 1991 and provides battery recycling and end-of-life processing services in North America. IDTechEx caught up with the company at The Battery Show North America 2023.
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.