28 Apr 2021
OLEDWorks develops OLED lighting, primarily targeting the automotive sector. This update covers its exhibits at the recent Auto Shanghai 2021 Conference.
26 Apr 2021
3 Types of Car That Have Prospered Despite COVID-19
COVID-19 has had a drastic effect on the automotive industry. Despite these damning figures, there is a silver lining. This article looks at the 3 types of cars where sales saw an increase across most of the globe.
22 Apr 2021
The Key Technologies for Winning the Fight Against Climate Change
Each year, April 22nd marks Earth Day, a worldwide event that aims to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement. To mark Earth Day 2021, here are some of the technologies that IDTechEx believes will be instrumental in winning the fight against climate change.
19 Apr 2021
IDTechEx spoke to John Griffin and Linda Quach, VP Products & Marketing and Director of Marketing respectively at Immersion. They presented their updated corporate deck and we had a wider discussion about the state of the haptics industry and the evolving position of Immersion within it.
8 Apr 2021
Many Routes to 1000 Mile Battery Vehicles
It is easy to make 1000-mile battery-electric vehicles, and the effect on market uptake will be profound.
7 Apr 2021
Louisenthal is best known as a manufacturer of foils for banknotes. This background profile focusses in a recently they have launched a prototype transparent heater, applicable to automotive applications.
6 Apr 2021
Volkswagen's Long-term, High-Manganese Cathode Strategy
In this article IDTechEx provides commentary on the reference during Volkswagen's recent Power Day to their long-term strategy of employing high-manganese cathodes for their 'volume segment'. What does 'high-manganese' refer to, and how do they compare to other cathode materials?
23 Mar 2021
A Role for High-Manganese Cathodes: Analysis of Volkswagen's Power Day
On March 15th 2021, Volkswagen held a Tesla-like event, Power Day, outlining their strategy and technology roadmap for their shift toward electric vehicles (EVs). This premium article will focus specifically on VW's long-term strategy to make use of high-manganese cathodes, delving into what is meant by 'high-manganese cathodes', how they compare to other cathode materials with regards to performance and cost, and the commercial activity and opportunity they hold.
19 Mar 2021
Lucid Motors is getting closer to the release of the 'Lucid Air' - a 924V premium sedan with impressive custom-built components.
19 Mar 2021
As part of the VW Group, Audi is also making a strong push towards electrification. Their first battery electric vehicles have been successful and many more models are expected by 2025.
16 Mar 2021
Volkswagen Group: Power Day
On the 15th of March 2021, Volkswagen (VW) presented its technology roadmap for batteries and charging up to 2030. The event titled "Power Day" was split into two sections: the batteries and the charging.
16 Mar 2021
Living Lab of 200 Real World Smart Homes for Testing Electric Vehicles
Innovative companies developing smart home products or services that incorporate electric vehicle charging will benefit from a new offering in Energy Systems Catapult's real-world test environment - the Living Lab.
23 Feb 2021
Volkswagen Begins Electric Car Sharing in Hamburg
Volkswagen Group has already succeeded with the WeShare pilot project in Berlin since 2019 - so successfully, in fact, that fully electric car sharing will now also be possible in Hamburg from February 25.
19 Feb 2021
Ford Europe Goes All-In on Electric Vehicles
Ford has committed that by mid-2026, 100 percent of Ford's passenger vehicle range in Europe will be zero-emissions capable, all-electric or plug-in hybrid, and will be completely all-electric by 2030.
8 Feb 2021
Secure Human-Robot Collaboration Thanks to Radar
A breakthrough in collaborative robotics is within reach thanks to an enabling technology for functional safety in various robot systems and applications, including high-performance robots.
5 Feb 2021
With sensors, the systems and software are a bigger business than the sensors themselves. For example, your body has primitive sensors such as eyes and fingers, but it processes the data in combination, so the whole is greater than the parts. Call it "sensor fusion", something increasingly seen in the automotive, healthcare, and robotic industries.
2 Feb 2021
Volkswagen Group Components Begins Battery Recycling Pilot
Volkswagen Group Components opened the Group's first plant for recycling electric car batteries in Salzgitter. The aim is the industrialized recovery of valuable raw materials such as lithium, nickel, manganese and cobalt in a closed loop together with aluminum, copper and plastics, achieving a recycling rate of more than 90% over the long term.