29 Aug 2023
PreAct Technologies: Software-Defined Sensors
In this update interview, Paul Drysch, the CEO of PreAct Technologies, discusses PreAct's software-defined sensors, vehicle connectivity, AI, OEM integration, and the future of PreAct Technologies.
14 Aug 2023
4 Ways to Eliminate Rare Earths in EV Motors and One You Haven't Heard
The use of rare earths in various modern technology has drawn attention over the years. But with the rising demand for electric vehicles (EVs), the issue has been brought to the fore. 82% of the electric car market in 2022 was using electric motors based on rare earth permanent magnets.
20 Jul 2023
Impact of the European Critical Raw Materials Act on Electric Motors
The European Commission has proposed the Critical Raw Materials Act to "ensure the EU's access to a secure, diversified, affordable and sustainable supply of critical raw materials".
17 Jul 2023
Rocsys — Robotic Electric Vehicle Charging
Rocsys is a Dutch startup that develops autonomous EV charging solutions using soft robotics, AI-based computer vision, and data driven services. IDTechEx spoke to its founder and CEO to find out more about their technology and business plans.
13 Jul 2023
EV SiC Adoption Advances as Tesla Announces 75% Reduction
There is no denying that silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFETs are the story of the next decade for electric vehicle power electronics. The material improves powertrain efficiency (EV range), operates at higher voltages for faster charging, and creates new materials opportunities, such as Ag or Cu sintering, as power densities and operational temperatures increase.
30 Jun 2023
AMTE Power: Na-ion Batteries
AMTE Power is a public company based in the UK and is a manufacturer of lithium and sodium-ion (Na-ion) batteries across a range of markets. IDTechEx spoke to its head of technical sales at Battery Show EU to find out about its Na-ion battery technology.
28 Jun 2023
Continental AG is a German multinational company that specializes in the manufacturing of several automotive parts such as tires, brake systems, powertrain, chassis, and interior electronics. Founded in 1871, it has cemented its position as a market leader on multiple fronts.
This profile will focus on Continental's approach to automotive displays, particularly its work on heads-up displays (HUD), where it recently presented a new scenic HUD at CES 2023 as well as a Curved Ultrawide Display covering the entire cockpit of a passenger vehicle.
15 Jun 2023
Why Buying an Autonomous Electric Car Will Feel Like Buying a Laptop
Computer chips have been part of cars for a long time, but no one really cares about them until they stop working or they are late to the production line, grinding manufacturing to an industry-shaking halt
2 Jun 2023
Bosch is a leading tier-one supplier of the automotive industry and is a pioneer of technologies for advanced driver assistance features. Bosch has been working on a LiDAR sensor for some years now. IDTechEx spoke to a Bosch representative (who asked not to be named) at CES 2023 where it learnt about Bosch's LiDAR.
3 May 2023
Ultimate Transmissions: How Tesla Could Avoid Rare-Earth Magnets
Tesla recently announced the elimination of rare-earths in its next generation permanent magnet motors. This would normally require a large performance defecit or much larger motor. Ultimate Transmissions has designed a ferrite magnet motor that could solve these issues.
24 Apr 2023
Samsung SDI (Battery)
Samsung SDI are a leading manufacturer of Li-ion cells and batteries as well as of materials for screen displays.
23 Mar 2023
Cryomotive GmbH is a German start-up developing cryo-compressed hydrogen storage systems for use in hydrogen refueling stations and heavy-duty fuel cells electric vehicles (FCEVs).