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2020
4 Feb 2020

Ford Develops 3-D Printed Locking Wheel Nuts to Prevent Theft

Engineers at Ford have now developed unique locking wheel nuts using 3D printing technology. Voice pattern defines the nut's shape.
22 Jan 2020

Printed Electronics: The Opportunities are Coming Thick and Fast

There is dramatic change in some industries, with leading printed electronics vendors moving quickly to capitalize on the new sought after capabilities. These opportunities will be addressed at the Printed Electronics Europe exhibition and conference in Berlin on 13 - 14 May (register by 23 January to save 40%).
17 Jan 2020

Ford is First Customer of Agility Robotics Biped Digit Robot

Agility Robotics is launching Digit, a robot with arms and legs to work with humans and in human spaces, for commercial sale; and, Ford Motor Company is the first customer, receiving the first two robots off the line.
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
2 Jan 2020

Volkswagen Raises Electric Car Production Forecast for 2025

Under the latest plans, the strategic target of one million electric cars is expected to be reached end of 2023, two years earlier than previously predicted. The Volkswagen brand expects 1.5 million electric cars to be produced in 2025.
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.
11 Dec 2019

Printed Electronics Europe 2020: See It All at this Must-Attend Event

Printed Electronics Europe 2020, on 13 & 14 May in Berlin, is part of the largest global event series on the topic, with over 2,500 attendees and 200 exhibitors expected. Lock in your attendance now and benefit from the excellent value of our super-early bird discount of 50% ending on 19 December.
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

Voyage

Voyage is a start-up company developing autonomous driving technology and services.
4 Dec 2019

IONITY

IONITY builds high-power, fast-charging network for electric vehicles along major highways to facilitate long-distance travel across Europe.
11 Nov 2019

IBM Launches Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network

The Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network, a blockchain network committed to strengthening human rights and environmental protection in mineral supply chains, announced that its digital supply chain for cobalt has moved beyond pilot phase and is progressing toward use in live production computing environments starting in spring 2020.
8 Nov 2019

NOHMs

NOHMs is a start-up that develops ionic liquid electrolytes for Li-ion batteries. Their technology originated from research at Cornell University with company's CEO and lead researchers all Cornell alumni. They claim their material improves safety by improving thermal and high-voltage stability without impacting cycle life or power. This profile is an updated version. IDTechEx principal analyst Franco Gonzalez interviewed NOHMs CEO Nathan Ball in 2016.
5 Nov 2019

Technique Helps Robots Find the Front Door

In the not too distant future, robots may be dispatched as last-mile delivery vehicles to drop your takeout order, package, or meal-kit subscription at your doorstep — if they can find the door.
23 Oct 2019

Graphene Market Research Tipping Point - Part 1

In this two-part article Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, a leading industry expert and Research Director at IDTechEx will discuss the global graphene market.
22 Oct 2019

Ford introduces largest EV charging network in North America

Ford is providing easy access to more electric vehicle public charging stations in North America than any other automaker, Ford will make it easier for customers to find a place to charge when the company starts delivering new models next year.
14 Oct 2019

Intelligent, shape-morphing, self-healing material

A step closer to integrated artificial muscle and nervous tissue, researchers develop an intelligent, shape-morphing, and self-healing material for soft robotics and wearable electronics.
 

1 Oct 2019

World's largest fuel cell heavy truck rollout underway

Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies have unveiled the first of the road-certified 42t fuel cell trucks made by Ford Motor Company joint venture company JMC, representing one of the first purpose-built Class 8 fuel cell trucks in the world.
23 Sep 2019

Tritium opens state-of-the-art innovation and customer-focused R&D

Tritium has opened the doors of a new facility in Los Angeles which will enable the company to increase production to cater for a growing sales pipeline in the Americas region.
12 Sep 2019

LS Automotive Technologies Licenses TactoTek® IMSETM Technology

LS Automotive Technologies has licensed design and manufacturing rights for TactoTek injection molded structural electronics technology.
3 Sep 2019

Safer Batteries for electric vehicles

Preventing electric vehicles from bursting into flames on impact is a primary goal of a new Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University project funded by the Ford Motor Company.