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Swarms of autonomous aerial vehicles test new dogfighting skills

Swarms of autonomous aerial vehicles test new dogfighting skills

Apr 27, 2017 United States
Aerial dogfighting began more than a century ago in the skies over Europe with propeller-driven fighter aircraft carried aloft on wings of fabric and wood. An event held recently in southern California could mark the beginning of a new chapter in this form of aerial combat.
ACS Forecourt Conference Report Birmingham UK 26 April

ACS Forecourt Conference Report Birmingham UK 26 April

Apr 27, 2017 United Kingdom
This conference concerned petrol stations in the UK. They have collapsed in number from 35,948 in 1971 to a mere 8,434 today. The collapse would have been worse were it not for hypermarkets opening new stations.
Toyota, ARM, VF Global, Galvani Bioelectronics to Open IDTechEx Show!

Toyota, ARM, VF Global, Galvani Bioelectronics to Open IDTechEx Show!

Apr 26, 2017 Worldwide
The IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, Germany on 10-11 May is Europe's most important event for those involved in technology scouting and product innovation, bringing together emerging technologies with global brands.
Uber partnership to design chargers for flying cars

Uber partnership to design chargers for flying cars

Apr 26, 2017 United States
Uber is looking beyond ground transportation and has announced that the company has partnered with ChargePoint to create rapid-charging stations for Uber's planned network of on-demand flying electric cars that will be capable of vertical take-off and landings.
Potential usage of fuel cell technology in heavy-duty applications

Potential usage of fuel cell technology in heavy-duty applications

Apr 25, 2017 United States
Project Portal - a hydrogen fuel cell system designed for heavy duty truck use at the Port of Los Angeles.
Drones used to analyse ash clouds from Guatemalan volcano

Drones used to analyse ash clouds from Guatemalan volcano

Apr 24, 2017 Guatemala
This is one of the first times that bespoke fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles have been used at a volcano such as Fuego, where the lack of close access to the summit vent has prevented robust gas measurements.
Battery production in India

Battery production in India

Apr 21, 2017 India
The Automotive Research Association of India has tested Li-ion batteries developed by the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre and found them valid for commercialisation.
Bosch launches its automated driving initiative in China

Bosch launches its automated driving initiative in China

Apr 20, 2017 China
In order to get automated driving off the ground in China, a promising concept is still needed for how to generate high-precision, up-to-the-minute maps.
Redox Flow Batteries - Markets, Trends, Applications

Redox Flow Batteries - Markets, Trends, Applications

Apr 20, 2017 1 Worldwide
Redox flow batteries are an energy storage technology initially developed by NASA in the 70's for space applications. After several years of intensive R&D, in 2006, several key patents on the technology expired, opening up the arena to companies all around the world.
New battery coating could improve smart phones and electric vehicles

New battery coating could improve smart phones and electric vehicles

Apr 19, 2017 United States
High performing lithium-ion batteries are a key component of laptops, smart phones, and electric vehicles. Currently, the anodes, or negative charged side of lithium ion batteries, are generally made with graphite or other carbon-based materials.
Hermes trials self-driving robots in London

Hermes trials self-driving robots in London

Apr 18, 2017 United Kingdom
Hermes is launching an innovative testing programme for the use of self-driving delivery robots in London.
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A report from Battery Japan 2017

A report from Battery Japan 2017

Apr 17, 2017
IDTechEx Technology analyst Dr. Lorenzo Grande was at Battery Japan 2017 to listen to the 30+ talks by leading Japanese companies, as well as to attend the co-located exhibition.
4.25 Million funding for battery and autonomous vehicle research

4.25 Million funding for battery and autonomous vehicle research

Apr 17, 2017 United Kingdom
Business Secretary Greg Clark and Transport Minister John Hayes have announced a range of research funding which included a total of £4.25 million for a high energy battery research project, and an autonomous vehicle research project at WMG at the University of Warwick.