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Electric boat climbs mountains

Electric boat climbs mountains

Feb 3, 2017 United Kingdom
Light amphibious all-terrain vehicles have their own place within a broad spectrum of modern self-propelled machines.
Robot drone that mimics bat flight

Robot drone that mimics bat flight

Feb 3, 2017 1 United States
Bats have long captured the imaginations of scientists and engineers with their unrivalled agility, but their complex wing motions pose significant technological challenges for those seeking to recreate their flight in a robot.
Industrial electric vehicles: Rapid change, $350 billion market

Industrial electric vehicles: Rapid change, $350 billion market

Feb 2, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx finds that the construction, agriculture and mining part alone will be an $81 billion market in 2027 with considerable opportunities for consolidation of players and technological breakthroughs with major market disruption and creation.
Fuel cell on-road vehicles will never be mainstream

Fuel cell on-road vehicles will never be mainstream

Feb 1, 2017 Worldwide
A prediction by analysts IDTechEx is turning out to be true.The window of opportunity is closing for fuel cell on-road vehicles to become mainstream.
China tackling the lead scandals: further turn of the screw

China tackling the lead scandals: further turn of the screw

Jan 31, 2017
In 2017, China has moved further against lead acid batteries and the horrific injuries and deaths they cause in China at the smelting and disposal stages.
Drones and starlings

Drones and starlings

Jan 31, 2017 Worldwide
As I sat in the sunshine in Poole Harbour UK finishing my new IDTechEx report, "Electric UAV Drones: Autonomous, Energy Independent 2017-2027", I was mentioning software that endows drones with curiosity and with the ability to swarm as demonstrated with multiple drones dropped from US aircraft recently.
Huge bet on hydrogen economy

Huge bet on hydrogen economy

Jan 30, 2017 Worldwide
In January 2017, it was announced that Toyota Motor Corporation and four of its biggest automotive competitors are joining oil and gas giants including Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Total SA with plans to invest a combined 10 billion euros ($10.7 billion) in hydrogen-related products within five years.
World's largest hybrid vessel

World's largest hybrid vessel

Jan 27, 2017 Norway
Color Line and Ulstein Verft have agreed on a Letter of Intent for the construction of the largest hybrid vessel of the world.
Electricity utilities reinvented and bypassed

Electricity utilities reinvented and bypassed

Jan 27, 2017
"Death by a Thousand Cuts" was the brutal appraisal of the power generation goliaths by Jeffrey Eckel of Hannon Armstrong, the leading energy investment house, at the Barclays Future Energy Conference December 2016 in London.
PLD based lithium ion battery technology

PLD based lithium ion battery technology

Jan 27, 2017 8 Finland
Picodeon announced its programme to develop superior Lithium Ion Battery performance based on its Patented PLD Technology.
Webinar Tuesday 7 February - Robotic Sensing Technologies

Webinar Tuesday 7 February - Robotic Sensing Technologies

Jan 27, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 7 February 2017 titled Robotic Sensing Technologies: The advent of artificial intelligence in robots.
IDTechEx Research new report on Energy Independent Electric Vehicles

IDTechEx Research new report on Energy Independent Electric Vehicles

Jan 26, 2017 Worldwide
IDTechEx Research, a leading provider of independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technology, announces the availability of a new report, Energy Independent Electric Vehicles Land, Water, Air 2017-2037.
Can we put the Z in EVs? Royal Institution London 24 January 2017

Can we put the Z in EVs? Royal Institution London 24 January 2017

Jan 26, 2017 United Kingdom
his useful half day conference revealed the views of motor company and academic experts and a user/ reviewer of electric cars.
Could new metamaterial allow a car to be its own airbag?

Could new metamaterial allow a car to be its own airbag?

Jan 25, 2017 United States
When a material is made, you typically cannot change whether that material is hard or soft. But a group of researchers have developed a new way to design a "metamaterial" that allows the material to switch between being hard and soft without damaging or altering the material itself.