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13 Dec 2021

Smart Bikes to Improve Cycling Safety, Efficiency

Manufacturers haven't yet incorporated the advanced technologies of smart cars into bicycles on a level widespread enough to make smart bikes affordable. But the industry recognizes that as the challenge of reducing global greenhouse gas emissions grows, the need to encourage more people to use bicycles instead of cars is becoming more urgent—and a critical component of this imperative is making cycling safer and easier for cyclists to share road conditions and other factors with other cyclists and with municipal managers.
6 Oct 2021

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles 2022-2042

IDTechEx Report: Dr David Wyatt and Luke Gear
17 May 2021

Robot Shuttles for Smart Cities 2021-2041

IDTechEx Report: Dr Xiaoxi He and Luke Gear
15 Jun 2020

Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Buses 2021-2040

IDTechEx Report: Dr David Wyatt
13 Feb 2020

First Autonomous Vehicle Exemption for Nuro

The US Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration approved a regulatory exemption for R2, Nuro's second-generation vehicle. As the first company to be granted approval for a self-driving vehicle exemption, it's an important moment for Nuro and a milestone for the industry.
21 Aug 2018


TuSimple is a startup founded in 2015. The company has now closed $82 million in financing to develop an autonomous software for a level 4 autonomous truck by 2020.
27 Aug 2015

Hydrogen fuel cell technology for maritime applications

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration has announced that it is providing $500,000 to support a feasibility study for the design, construction, and operation of a high-speed passenger ferry powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology and a hydrogen refueling station.
9 Sep 2013

US DoT awards USD13.6m for fuel cell buses

The US Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $13.6 million in federal funding to advance the commercialization of American-made fuel cell buses for the transit industry.
28 Jun 2011

Quantum/ Ford PHEV pickup success

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide exhibited its Ford F-150 Plug-in Hybrid Electric (PHEV) pick-up at the 2011 Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia, starting on 19 June. The vehicle is powered by Quantum's F-Drive hybrid drive system which is a derivative of the original Quantum Q-Drive with enhanced technologies and subsystems.