12 Aug 2022
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.
9 Aug 2022
Hyundai and Kia to Jointly Develop Mobile Robots for Space Exploration
Hyundai and Kia announced have signed joint research agreements with six Korean research institutes and formed a consultative body to develop mobility solutions to explore the surface of the moon. The announcement follows Korea's successful launch of a domestically produced rocket in June.
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.
2 Aug 2022
Sustainable City Powered by Autonomous Mobility
Hyundai Motor Group has presented the HMG Smart City master model, it represents the Group's vision for smart cities and illustrates how it will empower them with sustainable and smart mobility solutions. The model will serve as a guideline for developing smart mobility solutions that support smart cities around the world while revitalizing their urban communities
21 Jul 2022
Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Cooperate on Air Mobility
Rolls-Royce and Hyundai Motor Group are to collaborate on bringing all-electric propulsion and hydrogen fuel cell technology to the Advanced Air Mobility market. The partnership will leverage Rolls-Royce's aviation and certification capabilities and Hyundai Motor Group's hydrogen fuel cell technologies and industrialisation capability.
7 Jun 2022
World First Autonomous Transoceanic Voyage of a Large Merchant Ship
Avikus, a subsidiary of HD Hyundai, has successfully carried out autonomous navigation of a large ship across the ocean, becoming the first company in the world to accomplish such a feat. In this ocean crossing, the Prism Couragr equipped with HiNAS 2.0 was operated autonomously on the optimal routes, increasing the fuel efficiency by around 7 percent while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by about 5 percent. Also, the system accurately recognized the locations of nearby ships during operation to avoid collision about 100 times.
19 May 2022
Amara Raja, Leading Indian Battery Manufacturer Joins Global Research
Supporting advanced lead battery research and innovation, the Consortium for Battery Innovation has welcomed its newest member - and largest Indian battery manufacturer in membership - Amara Raja.
4 May 2022
Swift Solar is a company that works on perovskite PV. It was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in California, USA. This profile is based on a discussion with the CEO and co-founder, Dr Joel Jean.
7 Apr 2022
Countrywide Network of High Power electric Vehicle Chargers Complete
Extra MSA Group has partnered with Europe's leading high-power charging network IONITY to launch a complete network of high-power charging stations for electric vehicles, now available at all Extra MSA Group motorway service areas across the UK.
5 Apr 2022
Solving the Challenges of Mobile Construction Machine Electrification
Electrification will undoubtedly play an important role in enabling construction firms to deliver on their environmental targets and IDTechEx's new report "Electric Vehicles in Construction 2022-2042" provides a comprehensive assessment of current progress in this emerging sector, with case study detail and background on key enabling technologies.
14 Feb 2022
Fuel Cells Are Not the Problem, the Hydrogen Fuel Is
On the face of it, 2021 was a good year for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in passenger car markets. Toyota, with their second generation Mirai FCEV, and Hyundai, with their NEXO FCEV, both had record sales, which largely made up for Honda announcing in June 2021 that it had decided to pull the plug on production of their Honda Clarity FCV (citing the lack of hydrogen infrastructure and weak demand).
7 Feb 2022
Ford Motor Company (2022)
The electric era is here, and Ford is in the midst of implementing an ambitious, comprehensive plan to make the transition to an electric future.
Ford is investing $22 billion in electrification through 2025 as part of its plan to lead electrification in areas of strength. The company is electrifying its most iconic products - the Mustang, F-150 and Transit - with many more to come in the years ahead. A key part of Ford's goal to drive the adoption of electric vehicles is to target the large market for fully electric commercial vans and pickups. The company has had some initial success while entering the market, but now faces competition from other OEMs and their offerings.
27 Jan 2022
Toyota Motor Corporation: Automotive Electrification
Toyota pioneered early electrification with their Prius hybrid, but have been hesitant to adopt battery-electric vehicles. In 2021, Toyota made announcements about their targets for EVs going forward.