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.
26 Apr 2022
In 2007, the Fisker Automotive Company was founded by current CEO Henrik Fisker and Bernhard Koehler. Fisker Automotive Company had a tumultuous existence with early setbacks jeopardizing the company's future and leading to its bankruptcy. In 2016, Henrik Fisker revived the brand and it is now on the way to mass production at the end of 2022.
21 Apr 2022
Toyota Invests $383 Million in US Production
Advancing the company's commitment to vehicle electrification, Toyota will invest $383 million in four of its U.S. manufacturing plants that build the heart of new Toyota and Lexus vehicles. The new investment supports the production of four-cylinder engines, including options for hybrid electric vehicles, at its Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee plants.
13 Apr 2022
Hydrogen Powered Foiling Chase Boat for Emirates Team New Zealand
Just one week after Emirates Team New Zealand first christened their hydrogen powered foiling catamaran 'Chase Zero', the 10m prototype was up and foiling around the Waitematā harbour in Auckland.
12 Apr 2022
Embodied, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Embodied) is an American company specializing in social robots
8 Apr 2022
Groove X is a Japanese company specializing in social robots. It is now acquired by Maezawa Fund.
4 Apr 2022
Leyland Trucks, based in Leyland, UK, are a subsidiary of the American truck OEM, PACCAR group. Rob Lawton, Principle Engineer in Alternative Powertrains at Leyland, provided details on Leyland's truck electrification work.
2 Mar 2022
Isuzu, Hino, and Toyota Plan Next-Generation FCEV Route Bus
Isuzu Motors Limited, Hino Motors Ltd and Toyota Motor Corporation plan to strengthen their efforts to electrify buses toward the achievement of carbon neutrality by 2050. Isuzu and Hino to begin production of BEV flat-floor route buses in FY2024.
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).
4 Feb 2022
Metawave - Radar Antennas for` the Autonomous Future
Metawave produces analogue beamforming antennas and control chips that are designed to make the most out of radar transceivers. The antennas focus the emission into a narrow fan shape, which is then vertically scanned. This improves range, angular resolution and field of view compared to a static antenna.
3 Feb 2022
Smart Cities Pivot to Hydrogen and Other Priorities
Smart cities face new, exceptional challenges with new exceptional technologies. Those starting from scratch have seen a shakeout for reasons varying from push-back against people control to failing to raise the money. In contrast, work has begun on the NEOM smart city in Saudi Arabia and the more modest Toyota Woven City at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan that is, in some ways, more advanced. The IDTechEx report, "Smart City Materials, Systems, Markets 2022-2042" has the analysis and forecasts.
31 Jan 2022
How Can Mobile Robotics Impact the Future Logistics Industry?
The mobile robotics industry has grown quickly in recent years, spurred on by advances in robotics technology, autonomous navigation, and artificial intelligence (AI), and may efficiently and cost-effectively alleviate many of the labor issues that are currently threatening the global logistics industry.
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.
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.
4 Jan 2022
A History of ADAS: Emergence to Essential
IDTechEx predicts that SAE level 3 autonomous features, such as traffic jam pilot, will emerge in 2022 and become common in vehicles by 2042. How did IDTechEx predict this time scale? The answer lies in the historical adoption trends of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) technologies.
17 Dec 2021
Standard Robots is one of the leading autonomous mobile robot (AMR) companies in China. The company was established in 2014 in Harbin, China, and moved its headquarters to Shenzhen, China in 2016. The company employs 500 people currently. In 2020 the company's revenue exceeded $15 million and it is estimated to be over $45 million in 2021. Until now, the company has accomplished over 300 projects and deployed more than 3000 AMRs in the field.
15 Dec 2021
Toyota Outlines New Electric Vehicle Strategy
Toyota Motor Corporation's president, Akio Toyoda, has held a media briefing on the group's battery electric vehicle and carbon neutrality strategies. He said that Toyota wants to prepare as many options as possible for their customers around the world.
9 Dec 2021
Toyota to Build Battery Plant in North Carolina
In determining the location for the new plant, Toyota was interested in renewable energy availability as well as support from local stakeholders, including governments, utilities, partners, and others. Candidates for the site were narrowed down based on these requirements and Greensboro-Randolph Megasite met and exceeded these needs.
8 Dec 2021
Smart Packaging for Dairy Products
Researchers have developed a test to reveal bacterial contamination in dairy products well before they have a chance to reach anyone's lips. Researchers have proven a method that will allow producers, packagers and retailers to detect bacterial contamination in milk products simply by reading a signal from a test printed inside every container.
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.