28 Sep 2023
AI and the Road to Full Autonomy in Autonomous Vehicles
The road to fully autonomous vehicles is, by necessity, a long and winding one; systems that implement new technologies that increase the driving level of vehicles (driving levels being discussed further below) must be rigorously tested for safety and longevity before they can make it to vehicles that are bound for public streets.
30 Aug 2023
Edge AI: The Wait is (Almost) Over
Since the introduction of Artificial Intelligence to the data center, AI has been loath to leave it. With large tracts of floorspace dedicated to servers comprising leading-edge chips that can handle the computational demands for training the latest in AI models, as well as inference via end-user connections to the cloud, data centers are the ideal environment for facilitating much of what AI has to offer.
23 Aug 2023
Regulating Automated Private Passenger Vehicles
This premium article discusses regulating automated private passenger vehicles. It looks at each region and assesses its attitudes and progress towards level 3 deployment. It highlights key changes to UNECE regulations and what they mean for level 3 vehicles and the next phases of their deployment.
8 Aug 2023
Level 3 Vehicles Are on the Road, Here Is When It Will Be Mainstream
Now that Mercedes is rolling out driverless SAE level 3 technologies in Germany and the US, the question that everyone in the automotive market is asking is, "when and how will this trickle down to mass market?". IDTechEx's new report, "Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis and Sensors 2024-2044", provides the answer.
7 Jul 2023
Why OEMs Are Moving to Tesla's Charging Standard
Consumers favour Tesla's NACS-based Supercharging network because the company has more DC fast chargers deployed, is ideally situated on popular driving routes, and the NACS plug is more straightforward for consumers to use. With five major automakers already committed to switching from CCS to NACS and SAE now working on standards, the pressure is on for other automakers to switch to Tesla's connector and network. This premium article investigates the NACS connector in detail and outlines the industry developments since NACS adoption has gone mainstream in the US - it's hard to imagine EVs with the CCS port being more than a small fraction of the US auto market in the medium term.
22 May 2023
Valeo is an automotive tier-one supplier and one of the key developers of advanced driver assistance system functions and technologies. It is notable for being a major supplier of automotive LiDAR with its Scala product.
IDTechEx spoke to Valeo about its new and upcoming technologies at CES 2023.
11 Apr 2023
Semiconductor Integrated Circuits for Vehicles: Key Players
Innovation roadmap for semiconductor integrated circuits.
13 Mar 2023
Pontosense — Radars for In-Cabin Monitoring
In-cabin occupant detection will be growing rapidly over the next few years. Pontosense is one of the first to deploy a radar in-cabin monitoring system in a production vehicle. Vehicle safety bodies are now mandating the adoption of in-cabin occupant detection and classification systems and OEMs will be rushing to adopt systems like Pontosense's.
20 Feb 2023
Three Reasons Why Autonomy Will Boost Automotive Semiconductor Markets
IDTechEx's new "Automotive Semiconductors 2023-2033" report provides a deep dive into the existing and emerging semiconductor technologies used in vehicles today and tomorrow. The report focuses on the areas of automation and electrification, explaining what semiconductor technologies are needed and how their growth is going to drive a 10-year CAGR of 9.4% in the automotive semiconductor 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.
15 Dec 2022
IDTechEx Predicted Tesla's Radar Re-Evaluation
Roughly one year ago, Tesla announced that it would be dropping radar from Model 3 and Model Y production vehicles starting May 2022. At that time, IDTechEx wrote an article about why dropping radar was a mistake.
13 Dec 2022
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.
1 Nov 2022
CabiBUS: Private, Shared Autonomous Transport
CabiBUS is a Swedish-based startup with a patented concept for an autonomous vehicle with a capacity for six passengers each with a private cabin.
16 Oct 2022
Plus: Autonomous Trucking
Plus is at the forefront of the autonomous trucking race and is collocated between China and the US, with activities in each. It has a strong partnership with FAW and its technologies are implemented on a production version of J7, which makes it SAE autonomous level 3 ready.
13 Oct 2022
Five Key Technology Trends for Tomorrow's Electric Car
In 20 years, IDTechEx predicts electric cars will generate 76% of all e-transport revenues. Due to their scale, car markets create the largest opportunities for players in the electric vehicle supply chain, from advanced materials through to battery packs, power electronics, and electric motors.
12 Oct 2022
Qualcomm: Preparing to Supply Autonomy to Automotive Market
Qualcomm has a long history in communications and chip design for mobile devices. As the automotive industry moves towards autonomous abilities as the main performance differentiator, Qualcomm is preparing to position itself as a supplier of autonomous systems for the future. It has its own chip design to support the computations of automated driving and it has acquired other companies to support it with sensing hardware and autonomous software.
IDTechEx spoke to Qualcomm at ITS World Congress, where the two discussed Qualcomm's business, the consolidating ADAS market, and the US Chips Act.
10 Oct 2022
Mobileye: Improving ADAS with REM
Mobileye was founded in 1999 and is now one of the largest suppliers of chips in the automotive industry. It has three major divisions, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), autonomous vehicles (AV), and data.
At ITS World Congress 2022, IDTechEx spoke to Mobileye about its Mobileye Roadbook.
1 Sep 2022
Torc: An Autonomous Technology Company in Roboshuttles and Trucks
Torc has a history in robotics and autonomous technology development. It has worked on autonomous roboshuttles and autonomous trucks.
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.
11 Aug 2022
Electric Cars 2023-2043
Forecasts taken from IDTechEx report "Electric Cars 2023-2043"