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EHang partners with Dubai RTA to boost smart transport

EHang partners with Dubai RTA to boost smart transport

Feb 20, 2017 China, United Arab Emirates
Chinese drone company EHang and the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority have announced a partnership to jointly promote and introduce the EHang 184 autonomous aerial vehicle into Dubai, the city with the aim to build the world's most intelligent transportation system.
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A report from Batterieforum Deutschland 2017: Part 2 (chemistry)

A report from Batterieforum Deutschland 2017: Part 2 (chemistry)

Feb 20, 2017
Things will have to change in order that they remain the same (i.e., Li-ion batteries are here to stay). From the 25th to the 27th January around 300 stakeholders in the battery business gathered in Berlin to discuss battery innovation in Germany. The fifth edition of Batterieforum Deutschland, the prime event organised to foster a Li-ion battery ecosystem in Germany, took place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel near Potsdamer Platz, with three topics as…
Trial of driverless airport shuttle

Trial of driverless airport shuttle

Feb 17, 2017 1 New Zealand
HMI Technologies in partnership with Christchurch International Airport and with the support of the Christchurch City Council have launched New Zealand's first fully driverless vehicle trial.
Bridging simulator-to-reality gap with aerial informatics and robotics

Bridging simulator-to-reality gap with aerial informatics and robotics

Feb 17, 2017 United States
Machine learning is becoming an increasingly important artificial intelligence approach to building autonomous and robotic systems. One of the key challenges with machine learning is the need for many samples — the amount of data needed to learn useful behaviors is prohibitively high.
Skeleton Technologies investment loan agreement for 15 million Euros

Skeleton Technologies investment loan agreement for 15 million Euros

Feb 16, 2017 Germany
The European Investment Bank has signed a EUR 15 million 'quasi equity' financing with Skeleton Technologies, Europe's leading producer of ultracapacitors and ultracapacitor based energy storage solutions built with graphene-type materials.
Tiny drones as artificial pollinators

Tiny drones as artificial pollinators

Feb 15, 2017 Japan
As bees slip onto the endangered species list in the United States, researchers in Japan are pollinating lilies with insect-sized drones.
Localized ultracapacitor module production for China bus market

Localized ultracapacitor module production for China bus market

Feb 14, 2017 China
Maxwell Technologies Inc has announced a definitive agreement with CRRC Qingdao Sifang Rolling Stock Research Institute Co Ltd to localize manufacturing of its ultracapacitor-based modules for use in the China new energy bus market.
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A report from Batterieforum Deutschland 2017: Part 1 (manufacturing)

A report from Batterieforum Deutschland 2017: Part 1 (manufacturing)

Feb 13, 2017
There is only one thing worse than bad planning, and that is too much planning. From the 25th to the 27th January around 300 stakeholders in the battery business gathered in Berlin to discuss why is Germany not building its own gigafactories yet. The fifth edition of Batterieforum Deutschland, the prime event organised to foster a Li-ion battery ecosystem in Germany, took place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel near Potsdamer Platz, with three topics as…
Infineon says US could block planned acquisition of Wolfspeed

Infineon says US could block planned acquisition of Wolfspeed

Feb 13, 2017 Germany
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has blocked Infineon's planned acquisition of Wolfspeed saying it may pose security risks, which remain unspecified so far.
New IDTechEx report reveals much larger drone opportunity

New IDTechEx report reveals much larger drone opportunity

Feb 10, 2017 Worldwide
Just when many investors are running for the exit, having burnt their fingers with toy drones and the like, IDTechEx reveals a much bigger picture with considerable potential for the level-headed.
Low-cost localisation system ready for market

Low-cost localisation system ready for market

Feb 9, 2017 United Kingdom
Oxbotica has announced the release of its pioneering camera-based localisation software for autonomous vehicles, Dub4.
Perpetual drones

Perpetual drones

Feb 8, 2017 Worldwide
Nothing lasts forever: things wear out. However, there is a huge pent up demand for "perpetual" autonomous drones for everything from security to surveying, meteorology and even power generation.
Are you a start-up company? Explore the IDTechEx Launchpad Initiative

Are you a start-up company? Explore the IDTechEx Launchpad Initiative

Feb 7, 2017
The IDTechEx Launchpad initiative is open to early-stage start-ups, universities, newly spun-out companies, research labs and government labs who can demonstrate a working prototype or product that highlights new advances in any of the related event topics of: 3D printing, electric vehicles, energy harvesting, energy storage, graphene, internet of things, printed electronics, sensors, or wearable technology.