14 Oct 2021
Rethinking Smart Cities: Setbacks and How to Move Forward
Ideas have moved on from a smart city being a dystopian world of sensors everywhere and people control by artificial intelligence - smart cities are primarily about progressing to water, food, and power independence and minimal transport. How to make smart cities in both deserts and the sea must be figured out.
11 Oct 2021
Decarbonizing Road Transport: A $160 Billion Role for Fuel Cells
Incorporating a fuel cell into an electric vehicle powertrain, generating electricity from hydrogen, offers a technology pathway that delivers the critical reduction in on-road exhaust emissions whilst overcoming the potential range and charging limitations of battery electric vehicles (BEV). IDTechEx's analysis in their new report, "Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles 2022-2042", forecasts the market value of on-road fuel cell vehicles will grow to $160 billion in 2042 at a CAGR of 23.9% over the 20-year forecast period.
5 Oct 2021
New Smart City Materials and Formats
Cities seek more independence and security with water, food, and 100% electrification.
29 Sep 2021
5G Small Cells for Connected Industries
A fully digitalized and connected world was unimaginable for us a couple of years ago. However, thanks to the development of 5G, this vision is in sight. 5G small cells will play an essential role in 5G networks for connected industries. This article by IDTechEx covers the benefits, challenges and opportunities.
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.
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.
2 Sep 2021
IDTechEx Dissects the Market for Solid-state Batteries in New Report
This article explores the history of solid-state batteries and looks ahead at regional development, sharing some of the research from the new IDTechEx report, "Solid-State and Polymer Batteries 2021-2031: Technology, Forecasts, Players".
13 Aug 2021
Robot Shuttle Leaders Shoot Ahead
Local Motors with its Olli robot shuttle is progressing at a furious pace making others look - well - pedestrian. IDTechEx reports predicted the progress in the industry and the latest one, "Robot Shuttles for Smart Cities 2021-2041" roadmaps a lot more that will come from the Teslas of this industry.
9 Aug 2021
Metawave is a radar antenna specialist who has developed an analogue beam forming radar chip, offering high resolution and 250m range.
3 Aug 2021
Hydrogen Engine-Equipped Corolla to Enter Super Taikyu Race
Toyota Motor Corporation will enter a vehicle equipped with a developmental hydrogen-powered engine at the five-hour-long Super Taikyu Race in Autopolis. The hydrogen engine is being developed as part of Toyota's efforts to realize a carbon-neutral mobility society.
30 Jul 2021
NanoSUN is an engineering startup based out of Lancaster, UK, focused on the development, manufacture and commercialisation of hydrogen refuelling solutions for customers in the Oil & Gas, Industrial Gases and Transport sectors. IDTechEx spoke with Lee Juby, NanoSUN's Commercial Director
28 Jul 2021
Air Taxi Winners: Watch Orders Not Investment
Air taxi operators are unfazed by the 200 or so organizations designing vertical take-off electric aircraft. Follow the economics and the orders not the fluid investments from people seeking the next Tesla. Those getting the huge investments often lack significant orders.
13 Jul 2021
Gentherm Incorporated created the first thermoelectrically heated and cooled seat system for the automotive industry.
14 Jun 2021
Less Car Charging Beats Fast Charging Any Day
Would you prefer a car with 600 miles/nearly 1000km range or half that? Fast charging is all the talk now but doubling then trebling the range is seismic.
3 Jun 2021
Robot Shuttles are not Robotaxis
Robotaxis are nothing more than repurposed autonomous cars used for ride-hailing. Robot shuttles are the opposite - a totally new form of transport.
28 May 2021
Jiangte Joylong Automobile China
Jiangte Joylong Automobile is a carmaker based in Jiangsu Province. They started business by cloning the Toyota HiAce and Toyota Coaster.
18 May 2021
Stoicheia has developed a process to accelerate materials discovery by rapidly generating unprecedentedly large high-quality nano-materials datasets to train proprietary AI algorithms. IDTechEx spoke with Prof. Chad Mirkin (Founder), Dr Andrey Ivankin (Founder & CTO), and Andrew Mirkin (Director of Business Development).
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.
1 May 2021
Slender Robotic Finger Senses Buried Items
Discerning buried items in granular material like sand is a taller order. To do that, a robot would need fingers that were slender enough to penetrate the sand, mobile enough to wriggle free when sand grains jam, and sensitive enough to feel the detailed shape of the buried object.