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.
25 Jan 2022
EV Fires: Less Common But More Problematic?
Fires in electric vehicles (EVs) certainly gain a lot of media attention in comparison to their internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts. But a crucial question for the future of mobility is whether EVs are actually any more likely to catch fire than an ICE vehicle. There is always a non-zero risk of Lithium-ion batteries entering thermal runaway but the key points are how likely is a fire, how problematic is an EV fire and what is being done to prevent or limit them in the future?
21 Jan 2022
First Fully Operational Airport for Urban Air Taxis to Open in UK
British start-up, Urban-Air Port Ltd, announced it has secured investment from Supernal, previously the Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group, to deliver on the companies' shared vision of integrating advanced air mobility into existing transit networks and creating a seamless passenger journey. The funding will help support Urban-Air Port's plans to develop 200 vertiport sites across the world in the next five years.
11 Jan 2022
Six Future Mobility Trends from IDTechEx Research
The mobility sector continues to see a rapid pace of change, enabled by technological leaps in the underlying componentry and materials, but there is still a long way to go. In this article Luke Gear, Principal Analyst at IDTechEx, explores six key future mobility trends, drawing from IDTechEx Subscription research.
2 Dec 2021
Silicon Carbide Power Electronics Enabling a Surge in 800V Platforms
In automotive power electronics (inverters, onboard chargers, DC-DC converters), the transition to silicon carbide MOSFETs and high voltage systems above 800V has been increasing in pace in 2021.