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2020
17 Feb 2020

High power thermoelectric energy harvesting starts to look good

In energy harvesting in general, there is 100 times the market potential in high power rather than low power. In this article IDTechEx explores this opportunity.
10 Feb 2020

Toyota Develops Fuel Cell System for Maritime Applications

Former racing catamaran turned ship of the future, Energy Observer has made waves as it has been navigating its six-year odyssey around the world as the first energy-autonomous hydrogen vessel. Toyota, official partner of Energy Observer and an avid supporter of their project from the start, announced that it has developed a fuel cell system for maritime applications, with its first delivery destined for Energy Observer.
5 Feb 2020

Toyota, Panasonic Joint Venture for Automotive Prismatic Batteries

Toyota and Panasonic have decided to establish a joint venture specializing in automotive prismatic batteries.
4 Feb 2020

Turbocharging Hydrogen Fuel Cells with Novel Ion-Conducting Copolymer

Renewed investments in hydrogen fuel cell technologies and infrastructure by companies like Amazon; nations like China; and automakers like Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai, are sparking sales and fresh interest in the vast possibilities of polymer-electrolyte fuel cells. The fresh interest could revolutionize transportation and fill streets with vehicles whose only effluent is water vapor.
30 Jan 2020

Impact of Technology Development on Li-ion Supply Chain

Understanding the future of the Li-ion supply chain requires clarity on the technologies and chemistries that will be used over the coming decade.
22 Jan 2020

Underwater Robot Takes First Known Automated Ocean Sample

A hybrid remotely operated vehicle took the first known automated sample performed by a robotic arm in the ocean.
22 Jan 2020

Finalists Announced for 2019 R&D 100 Awards

Finalists for the venerable R&D 100 Awards have been announced by R&D World magazine and its new parent company, WTWH Media, LLC.
17 Jan 2020

Toyota Invests $394M in Joby for Air Mobility

Toyota is exploring a new flight path for mobility through a new collaboration with Joby Aviation , an aerospace company that is developing and commercializing all-electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft to enable the deployment of fast, quiet and affordable air transportation services.
8 Jan 2020

Toyota to Build Prototype City of the Future

Toyota has revealed plans to build a prototype "city" of the future on a 175-acre site at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan. Called the Woven City, it will be a fully connected ecosystem powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
6 Jan 2020

Off-Road Vehicle Makers Can Beat Car Makers

Car giants are in difficulty. The leading car makers have sales larger than the economies of many countries. Toyota and Volkswagen Group are up at the $300 billion level
3 Jan 2020

Robot Shuttles: Major New Form of Transportation

IDTechEx has issued the first in-depth report on this called, "Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040". Robot shuttles are an important new, reconfigurable form of transportation for goods and people that may even function as mobile offices, workshops, restaurants and more.
2019
20 Dec 2019

Electric Vehicles: A Look Back at 2019

Few of the giant car makers have shown urgency in transitioning away from the internal combustion engine. What's more, the automotive market is set to decline once again in 2019 whilst electrifying newcomers made huge gains in front of sleeping incumbents' noses. Although a large fraction of this is orders (not deliveries), if OEMs do not wake up now, they never will.
17 Dec 2019

SeeGrid

SeeGrid is a well-funded AMR company for warehouses (around $100m to date). It is in fact one of the older companies around. It has even declared bankruptcy once (Dec 2015).
16 Dec 2019

Escapers from Peak Car

At the recent Future of Transportation Conference in Vienna (Dec 2019), most speakers were warning of the impending severity of peak car.
13 Dec 2019

Future of Transportation Conference Vienna Dec 10/11: Our Report

Future of Transportation Conference Vienna Dec 10/11: Our Report
9 Dec 2019

A $250Bn Revolution: Mobile Robots and Autonomous Vehicles in Delivery

Automation in the delivery/logistic and warehousing/fulfilment chain is a growing market. A particularly exciting subset of this is the use of mobile robots, drones, and autonomous vehicles for automation of movement-based tasks.
4 Dec 2019

Zoox

Zoox develops fully autonomous, purpose-built fleet to provide mobility services.
26 Nov 2019

IDTechEx Explains Significance of Driving Tesla and Squad Solar

It is happening rapidly now. The startups Sono Motors and Lightyear announced solar family cars available next year. They have solar bodies rather than the useless scrap of solar roof seen on other cars. That means many owners will never plug in. They do not have the acceleration of a Tesla, but Lightyear cheekily points out that its Lightyear One will go 740 km faster than any Tesla because the Tesla would have to stop and plug in.
20 Nov 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation

Toyota Motor Corporation are developing lidar technology.
18 Nov 2019

Solid State Batteries at the IDTechEx Show!

Find out how companies are continuing to improve cell and battery performance and the post Li-ion batteries being developed to break through these limits at Energy Storage Innovations USA, hosted by IDTechEx.