23 Sep 2021
EV Power Electronics: Driving Semiconductor Demand in a Chip Shortage
Semiconductors are the lifeblood of the modern age. From your watch to a washing machine, everything these days seems to be 'smart', 'connected' and therefore enabled by semiconductors. Unsurprisingly then, a massive shortage of chips present 'across all categories', according to some industry executives, is having a profound impact.
26 Jul 2021
Baidu is a Chinese search engine giant akin to Google. They are heavily involved in the autonomous Robotaxi race and are beginning to bridge the gap from trials to commercial activity in China.
2 Jun 2021
Picocom is a company that designs and provides open RAN standard-compliant baseband system-on-chips (SoCs) and carrier-grade software products for 5G small cell infrastructure. IDTechEx spoke with the director of Picocom's product management team Vicky Messer on 18th May 2021.
31 May 2021
Autonomous Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) is 2-3 Years Away, For Real
"Autonomous cars will be here in 2 years" has been a standard sentence from the industry for the past 5 years or so. Now there is good reason to expect autonomous ride-hailing services to hit our roads within 3 years. So, what has happened in the last year in the world of autonomy to give this confidence boost?
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.
15 Apr 2021
Machine Learning at Speed
Inserting lightweight optimization code in high-speed network devices has enabled researchers to increase the speed of machine learning on parallelized computing systems five-fold.
12 Apr 2021
AI-Powered Backpack Helps Visually Impaired Navigate World
Researchers have designed an AI-powered, voice-activated backpack that can help the visually impaired navigate and perceive the world around them. The backpack helps detect common challenges such as traffic signs, hanging obstacles, crosswalks, moving objects and changing elevations, all while running on a low-power, interactive device.
8 Apr 2021
Screening for Skin Disease on Your Laptop
In artificial intelligence, deep learning organizes algorithms into layers (the artificial neural network) that can make its own intelligent decisions. To speed up the learning process, the new network was trained using the parameters of MobileNetV2, a mobile vision application, pre-trained on the ImageNet dataset with 1.4M images.
22 Mar 2021
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.
28 Oct 2020
ZTE engages in the design, development, production, distribution, and installation of telecommunications systems and equipment primarily in China.
28 Oct 2020
Huawei is currently the top company in infrastructure, followed by Nokia and Ericsson. They are also the leader in 5G technology.
30 Sep 2020
Prophesee has developed hardware and associated software for event-based vision sensors that is based on how the human eye records and interprets visual inputs. The sensors facilitate machine vision by recording changes in the scene rather than recording the entire scene at regular intervals. Advantages include better low light response (<1 lux) and dynamic range (>143dB), reduced data generation (10-1000x less than conventional approaches) leading to lower transfer/processing requirements, and higher temporal resolution (microsecond time resolution, i.e. >10k images per second time resolution equivalent)
28 Sep 2020
Keolis Launches 5G Autonomous Electric Vehicle Trial
Keolis launched a new autonomous self-driving, electric minibus trial in Stockholm, Sweden, using 5G technology to remotely control and supervise the vehicle. This trial aims to explore the safe introduction of self-driving autonomous electric vehicles in complex urban areas with a view to optimising route planning and traffic.