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12 Aug 2022

Precision Micro

Precision Micro is a UK-based photochemical etching company. IDTechEx spoke with Rachael O'Connor (Sales Manager) with respect to metal bipolar plates for fuel cells.
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12 Aug 2022

Baidu Granted China's First Permits for Commercial Driverless Taxis

Baidu Inc has secured the first permits in China to offer commercial fully driverless robotaxi services to the public on open roads. Apollo Go, Baidu's autonomous ride-hailing service, is now authorized to collect fares for robotaxi rides - completely without human drivers in the car - in Chongqing and Wuhan, two of China's largest megacities.
12 Aug 2022

WiTricity

WiTricity is a wireless charging company spun-out from the physics department at MIT and has over 1200 patents in the field. It licenses its IP to auto OEMs and tier 1s looking to introduce wireless charging platforms as well as offering its own product. IDTechEx spoke to David Schatz, VP of Sales and Business Development at WiTricity, to understand its technology and business model.
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12 Aug 2022

3D Printed Metal Parts Go Hypersonic—at Zero Miles Per Hour

"Supersonics" denotes aircraft that break the sound barrier at Mach 1 and extends to around Mach 5, which is five times the speed of sound and more than 3,500 mph at sea level. But very weird stuff starts happening as that upper speed is reached—you enter the hypersonics environment. Exploring that unusual environment turns out to be a perfect proving ground for metal 3D printing, as researchers are learning.
12 Aug 2022

Traction Inverter with Gallium Nitride Chip Technology a Success

hofer powertrain opts for the most future-proof chip technologies and develops new multilevel power electronics with VisIC Technologies' Gallium Nitride chip technology, D3GaN (Direct Drive D-Mode), capable of meeting the needs of modern drivetrains and breaking efficiency barriers.
11 Aug 2022

Event Summary: The Battery Show Europe 2022

IDTechEx attended The Battery Show, one of the biggest conferences and exhibits for companies working in anything battery related. The conference and exhibition was held live in Stuttgart, Germany from 28th-30th June 2022. This premium article provides an overview of some of the key thermal management materials being presented at the exhibition. This includes thermal interface materials, gap fillers, insulative foams, aerogels, and fire suppression technologies.
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11 Aug 2022

Mercedes Hypercar with Formula 1 Technology Goes Into Production

Only 275 units will be built in total, and job#1 of the exclusive production of the Mercedes‑AMG ONE hypercar has now begun. The first customer vehicles will be delivered in the second half of 2022. The Formula 1 based hybrid powertrain with a 1.6-litre V6 turbo engine and four electric motors is being built by the motorsport experts at Mercedes‑AMG High Performance Powertrains in Brixworth (England), who are also responsible for developing and producing the Power Units for the Mercedes‑AMG Petronas F1 racing cars.
11 Aug 2022

Electric Cars 2023-2043

Forecasts taken from IDTechEx report "Electric Cars 2023-2043"
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11 Aug 2022

The World's First Rechargeable, Safe, Electric Fuel

Researchers have created a new type of flow battery that is predicated upon a composite material that they invented, which is a nanofluid where the nanoparticles are battery-active materials, that they called nanoelectrofuel.
10 Aug 2022

A Simple, Cheap Material for Carbon Capture, Perhaps from Tailpipes

Carbon dioxide is the main greenhouse gas warming Earth and is emitted in large quantities in the flue gas from industrial and power plants. A new method for removing CO2 from these flue gases involves piping the emissions through a porous material based on the chemical melamine. DETA, a chemical bound inside the porous melamine, grabs CO2 and removes it from the gas, with nitrogen vented to the atmosphere.
10 Aug 2022

Electric Cars H1 2022: Targets, Sales & Shortages

In this premium article, IDTechEx provides an overview of the multiple industry shortages, an update on global car sales data for H1 2022, and highlights three approaches to improve drive cycle efficiency: 800V platforms, high voltage cabling, and solar bodywork.
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9 Aug 2022

New York Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot

This project forms part of the DOT Studio - a collaboration between the New York City Department of Transportation and Newlab, focused on applying emerging technologies to advance planning, policy, operations, and real-time management of transportation across New York City in line with the City's Vision Zero and sustainability goals.
9 Aug 2022

ENSO Launches Pay-Per-Mile Tyre for Electric Taxis

London-based EV tyre manufacturer ENSO will launch its innovative Pay-Per-Mile Tyre this summer, in collaboration with digital fleet financing provider Zeti.
8 Aug 2022

Upcoming Webinar - Zero-Emission Trucks: Batteries or Fuel Cells?

Thursday 11 August 2022 - The 2021 sales of zero-emission trucks and the addressable market; What zero-emission trucks need to deliver for commercial rollout; Key enabling technologies: batteries/motors/charging; The role of battery and fuel cell trucks; IDTechEx's outlook for zero-emission truck deployment
8 Aug 2022

Solar Electric Tricycles for Rural Zimbabwean Businesswomen

Robust, renewable energy charged electric tricycles, supported by trained community support services, provide an avenue for communities to overcome travel obstacles and contribute to local economies. Powered through community based off grid energy supply, e-tricycles could provide the incentive for increased economic activity, creating new local markets and enhancing rural livelihoods.
8 Aug 2022

SEA Electric Brings Industry First to New Zealand Traffic Control

Global eMobility innovators SEA Electric and leading civil construction firm Demsey Wood have introduced New Zealand's first electric traffic safety vehicle, complete with a truck-mounted attenuator.
8 Aug 2022

Electric Cars 2023-2043

IDTechEx Report: Luke Gear, Dr David Wyatt, Dr James Edmondson, Dr James Jeffs, Shazan Siddiqi and Dr Alex Holland
5 Aug 2022

Powertrain Efficiency: Sustaining EV Growth in an Era of Shortages

2022 continues to present great challenges for electric vehicle makers, but despite these challenges electric vehicle markets have continued to grow. However, in an era of shortages, disruption is inevitable. IDTechEx believes improvements to drive cycle efficiency and vehicle design, minimizing battery capacity and other material requirements per vehicle, must come to the forefront.
4 Aug 2022

Hyundai's XCIENT Fuel Cell Heavy-Duty Trucks to Hit German Roads

Seven German companies in logistics, manufacturing and retail will put 27 XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks into fleet service with funding for eco-friendly commercial vehicles from Germany's Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport.
3 Aug 2022

US Multi State Action Plan - 100% Electric Trucks and Buses by 2050

Seventeen U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the Canadian province of Quebec worked together through the Multi-State Zero Emission Vehicle Task Force, a coalition facilitated by NESCAUM, to produce a bold Action Plan for accelerating a transition to zero-emission trucks and buses.