2 Dec 2021
Silicon Carbide Power Electronics Enabling a Surge in 800V Platforms
In automotive power electronics (inverters, onboard chargers, DC-DC converters), the transition to silicon carbide MOSFETs and high voltage systems above 800V has been increasing in pace in 2021.
23 Nov 2021
Smart Cities: Paradise or Punishment?
The massive new challenges of desertification, rising sea levels, starvation, increasingly violent weather, dysfunctional national governments and the accelerating move to cities can be tackled on a human scale.
16 Nov 2021
Major EV & Mobility Trends of 2021 - And What to Look Out For in 2022
In this article, IDTechEx analysts take a look back at the key events and trends from the future mobility world over the past year - and what to look out for in 2022.
16 Nov 2021
University of Sheffield, ITM Power Announce Green Hydrogen Gigafactory
The University of Sheffield and ITM Power have launched a pioneering collaboration to advance the hydrogen sector, including an agreement for a new ITM Gigafactory and a joint plan to launch a National Hydrogen Research, Innovation and Skills Centre.
12 Nov 2021
Subaru's First Global All-Electric Vehicle Solterra Makes World Debut
Subaru Corporation unveiled the new battery electric vehicle Solterra, the brand's first battery electric vehicle to be launched globally.
8 Nov 2021
Fuel Cells: The Need for Long Range Zero Emission Vehicles
All major players in the automotive industry are racing to develop and deploy zero-emission vehicles: a tumultuous change in powertrain technology is underway. The new report from IDTechEx, "Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles 2022-2042", analyzes the role of fuel cells in on-road vehicles.
8 Nov 2021
American Axle to Supply Next Generation 3-in-1 Electric Drive Tech
American Axle & Manufacturing's award-winning 3-in-1 electric drive technology - which places the electric motor, gearbox and inverter into a single package - will be integrated into REEcorner technology.
1 Nov 2021
Anronaut was formed in 2002, specialising in automating forklifts for high-racking material handling in very narrow aisles (VNAs). The company is small-sized with only three employees, focusing on designing and building autonomous transport systems with automated guided vehicles (AGVs) for other companies. So far they have accomplished over 30 projects, mostly in Europe and a few in the USA.
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.
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.