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US Army flies hoverbike prototype

US Army flies hoverbike prototype

Jan 20, 2017 United States
The Army Research Laboratory and industry partners demonstrated the flying capabilities of a unique rectangular-shaped quadcopter.
Faster recharging batteries possible after new insights

Faster recharging batteries possible after new insights

Jan 19, 2017 United Kingdom
Faster recharging lithium batteries could be developed after scientists figured out why adding charged metal atoms to tunnel structures within batteries improves their performance.
Airbus flying car prototype ready by end of year

Airbus flying car prototype ready by end of year

Jan 18, 2017 United States
To address the rising concern of rush hour traffic, Airbus Group is harnessing its experience to make the dream of all commuters and travellers come true one day: to fly over traffic jams at the push of a button.
E/RACING electric powered rallycross series

E/RACING electric powered rallycross series

Jan 17, 2017 1 United States
Speedleague is announcing its introduction of E/RACING, a new and modern motorsports series featuring electric powered rallycross cars, and that it has entered into an exclusive engineering partnership arrangement with STARD to properly support the series.
Investment in Starship Technologies, manufacturer of delivery robots

Investment in Starship Technologies, manufacturer of delivery robots

Jan 17, 2017 Germany
In furtherance of its strategic future initiative adVANce Mercedes-Benz Vans invests in Starship Technologies, the world's leading start-up company for the development of ground-based, autonomous delivery robots.
The death of conventional buses

The death of conventional buses

Jan 16, 2017 Worldwide
The recent developments of the bus industry have led to impressive advancements: batteries with two different chemistries have been demonstrated to be capable of retaining 90% of the capacity after 10,000 deep cycles in ultra fast charge up to 400kW.
Robots: Legal Affairs Committee calls for EU-wide rules

Robots: Legal Affairs Committee calls for EU-wide rules

Jan 16, 2017 Europe
EU rules for the fast-evolving field of robotics, to settle issues such as compliance with ethical standards and liability for accidents involving driverless cars, should be put forward by the EU Commission.
Electric boats and ships 2017-2027: Large market emerging

Electric boats and ships 2017-2027: Large market emerging

Jan 13, 2017 Worldwide
Analysts at IDTechEx have issued a new report, Electric Boats and Ships 2017-2027 looking at this fragmented but often highly profitable and growing sector.
EV Robotic Charger by PowerHydrant

EV Robotic Charger by PowerHydrant

Jan 12, 2017
Video Interview with PowerHydrant at the IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, USA (November 16-17 2016)
New technology will cut plug-in hybrid fuel consumption by one third

New technology will cut plug-in hybrid fuel consumption by one third

Jan 12, 2017 United States
Engineers have taken inspiration from biological evolution and the energy savings garnered by birds flying in formation to improve the efficiency of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles by more than 30 percent.
Webinar Thursday 26 January - Autonomous vehicles

Webinar Thursday 26 January - Autonomous vehicles

Jan 12, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Thursday 26 January 2017 titled Autonomous Vehicles: Cars but a whole lot more!
Volkswagen presents the ID Buzz

Volkswagen presents the ID Buzz

Jan 11, 2017 United Kingdom
Volkswagen is demonstrating with the I.D. BUZZ concept vehicle just how rich in features the electric mobility of tomorrow will be.
Honda introduces Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem

Honda introduces Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem

Jan 10, 2017 United States
Honda unveiled its Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem connecting the power of artificial intelligence, robotics and big data to transform the mobility experience of the future and improve customers' quality of life.