13 Jul 2021
Gentherm Incorporated created the first thermoelectrically heated and cooled seat system for the automotive industry.
3 Jun 2021
Robot Shuttles are not Robotaxis
Robotaxis are nothing more than repurposed autonomous cars used for ride-hailing. Robot shuttles are the opposite - a totally new form of transport.
28 May 2021
Jiangte Joylong Automobile China
Jiangte Joylong Automobile is a carmaker based in Jiangsu Province. They started business by cloning the Toyota HiAce and Toyota Coaster.
18 May 2021
Stoicheia has developed a process to accelerate materials discovery by rapidly generating unprecedentedly large high-quality nano-materials datasets to train proprietary AI algorithms. IDTechEx spoke with Prof. Chad Mirkin (Founder), Dr Andrey Ivankin (Founder & CTO), and Andrew Mirkin (Director of Business Development).
10 May 2021
Replacement of Aircraft Makers will be Brutal
The replacement of aircraft makers will be brutal - no not Airbus and Boeing, the other big names, starting with those making light aircraft, then those making regional aircraft. Stuck in the past, these cannot make what is now needed.
1 May 2021
Slender Robotic Finger Senses Buried Items
Discerning buried items in granular material like sand is a taller order. To do that, a robot would need fingers that were slender enough to penetrate the sand, mobile enough to wriggle free when sand grains jam, and sensitive enough to feel the detailed shape of the buried object.
30 Apr 2021
Your Kids Won't Learn to Drive, and Here's Why
Learning to drive is a coming-of-age moment many kids (and parents sick of being taxi services) dream about. But all of this could become relegated to the realm of nostalgia due to the massive focus on automation sweeping the personal transport industry.
29 Apr 2021
Toyota Subsidiary Woven Planet Acquires Lyft's Level 5 Division
Woven Planet, a subsidiary of Toyota, has agreed to acquire Level 5, the self-driving division of Lyft, Inc. one of the largest ride-hailing companies in the world. This marks the first major deal for the newly established Woven Planet.
28 Apr 2021
Hino Motors and REE Automotive Sign Business Alliance Agreement
Hino Motors Co Ltd today announced the signing of a strategic business alliance agreement to realize their shared vision of "providing new value to society through next-generation commercial mobility."
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.
20 Apr 2021
Toyota New BEV Series, Establishment of Full Lineup of EVs
Toyota Motor Corporation announced Toyota bZ, its newly established series of battery electric vehicles , in establishment of a full line-up of electrified vehicles, and unveiled a concept version of the Toyota bZ4X, which will be the first model in the bZ series.
15 Apr 2021
Carbice Corporation produce advanced thermal interface materials based on CNTs. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Baratunde Cola (CEO) and their team.
8 Apr 2021
Electrovaya are a Li-ion cell and battery manufacturer headquartered in Canada. IDTechEx spoke with their VP Business Development Raj Das Gupta.
7 Apr 2021
Toyota Hydrogen Production and Re-Fuelling Facility in Australia
Toyota has commissioned Victoria's first commercial-grade permanent hydrogen production, storage and refuelling facility at its former manufacturing site at Altona in Melbourne's west.
26 Mar 2021
Preparing for Take-Off: Electric Vertical Take-off & Landing Air Taxis
Join the IDTechEx webinar Wednesday 31 March 2021 - An introduction to urban air mobility and air taxi services; The basics of eVTOL aircraft design architectures; Background into ongoing eVTOL projects for passenger transportation; and much more!
24 Mar 2021
Second Generation Robot Shuttles
The IDTechEx report, "Robot Shuttles and Autonomous Buses 2020-2040," predicted second-generation robot shuttles, and here they come - vectored traction and steering, smart windows, robotic fast charging, and solar bodywork, so 10-40% less charging is needed.
22 Mar 2021
Joby Aviation, headquartered in Santa Cruz, California are developing a tiltrotor electric vertical take-off and landing air taxi. They are one of the leading players in this emerging market and have attracted over $820 million in funding, with investors including Toyota, Uber and Baillie Gifford.
17 Mar 2021
ITM Power plc
English company involved in the production of proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer, and hydrogen refuelling stations.
Recently ITM Power began a joint venture with Linde group, founding "ITM Linde electrolysis".
16 Mar 2021
Market for eVTOL Air Taxis to Grow to $14.7 Billion by 2041
Air taxis and flying cars are easy to hype but IDTechEx's new report on the subject is not that hype. This independent research into electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for passenger transport reflects the reality of the eVTOL market at this early stage of its development.
11 Feb 2021
Toyota to Debut Three New Electrified Vehicles for US Market
Toyota Motor North America announced plans to debut in the US market this year, three new electrified models - two BEVs and a PHEV.