14 Sep 2023
Niron Magnetics: Rare Earth Free Permanent Magnets
Niron Magnetics is a US-based company working on eliminating rare earths from permanent magnets. Niron is looking to replace rare earths with iron nitride magnets, which it aims to make competitive on performance with rare earth magnets, but at a fraction of the price.
6 Jul 2023
The Electrifying Divide in Battery Chemistries for Construction EVs
The success of electric vehicles in the construction industry will largely be determined by battery prices being low enough that the total cost of ownership is cheaper than diesel alternatives.
22 Jun 2023
OEMs Lagging When It Comes to Electrification of Compact Loaders
This premium article looks at some of the key considerations when it comes to electrifying loaders, including battery capacity and potential fuel savings. Three OEM loaders are considered in more detail from Volvo, Caterpillar and Avant.
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
9 Jun 2023
Electrification Activity of Major Construction Vehicle OEMs
Innovation roadmap for major construction vehicle original equipment manufacturers.
24 May 2023
Why Construction OEMs Start Electrification With Mini Excavators
This premium article looks at the main drivers for electrifying mini excavators and demonstrates through data analysis how mini excavators can have equal or even superior performance to their diesel counterparts. The article explains how fuel and maintenance savings could provide a return on investment if the premium for the electric vehicle is correct. Finally electric mini-excavator case studies from Volvo, JCB and XCMG are presented.
17 Apr 2023
Vueron — Independant LiDAR Perception Developers
Vueron is a start-up that is working on developing perception software to be used with LiDAR. It is hardware agnostic and believes it can do a better job than either LiDAR hardware developers or tier 1 suppliers. IDTechEx was introduced to Vueron at AV Sensors Expo 2023.
20 Feb 2023
Electric Vehicle Markets & Technologies on the Road to 2023
It has been another momentous year for electric vehicle markets and technologies, with major policy developments, sales growth, and landmark models set to enter the market.
14 Feb 2023
Autonomous Vehicle Trends & Milestones in 2022 & Expectations for 2023
They may not be ubiquitous yet, and the day-to-day advantages that they will start to provide may not be noticeable, but automated technologies across the automotive industry are starting to come of age. The 'robotaxi' industry is beginning to see more small commercial deployments. Autonomous trucks are on the cusp of real-world use, and next-generation sensor technologies are being deployed on vehicles that are for sale. This article covers some of the most exciting developments and milestones over the last year and makes predictions about what might come next year.
31 Jan 2023
Why Hydrogen Fuel Cell Adoption Is Accelerating in Marine Markets
The maritime sector, which accounts for approximately 2.9% of global carbon emissions, is seeking to meet broader climate goals such as the Paris Agreement and 'Fit for 55' in Europe. Since it is the largest vessels, such as sea-going cargo vessels, which tend to contribute the most to maritime emissions, this presents a huge challenge.