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New world speed record for an electric vehicle

New world speed record for an electric vehicle

Sep 23, 2016 United Kingdom, United States
The Ohio State University's Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 student team and driver Roger Schroer rallied to push their electric streamline vehicle to a world record two-way average top speed of 341.4 miles per hour (549.4 kilometers per hour).
Robotics is the future of agrochemicals business

Robotics is the future of agrochemicals business

Sep 22, 2016 Worldwide
Crop protection, chemicals and robotics at first appear totally unrelated, yet IDTechEx Research finds that steady improvements in agricultural robotics will, slowly but surely, fundamentally alter the crop protection chemicals business.
Toyota's iroad concept

Toyota's iroad concept

Sep 21, 2016 Japan
As part of the Open Road Project, Toyota will provide the i-Road to general consumers as test pilots for a fixed duration, so as to assess their mobility needs.
Solution to accelerate the commercialization of silicon anodes

Solution to accelerate the commercialization of silicon anodes

Sep 21, 2016 Korea
A new approach could hold the key to greatly improving the performance of commercial lithium-ion batteries.
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Solar car Nuna reveals secret innovations in South Africa

Solar car Nuna reveals secret innovations in South Africa

Sep 21, 2016 South Africa
Nuon Solar Team reveals two of their secret weapons to all the competing teams with which they hope to win the longest solar race in the world, the SASOL Solar Challenge in South Africa.
Enter the IDTechEx Show! Awards and celebrate your achievements

Enter the IDTechEx Show! Awards and celebrate your achievements

Sep 21, 2016 Worldwide
The IDTechEx Show! which will be held on November 16 - 17 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, will showcase the latest technology needs and advancements to over 3,000 attendees. The technologies covered include flexible and hybrid electronics; wearable technology; 3D printing; sensors; graphene; Internet of Things; energy harvesting, energy storage; and electric vehicles. Each of these is a two-day executive conference, co-located with a common exhibition of over 200 exhibitors.
Joint development of electric vehicles in China

Joint development of electric vehicles in China

Sep 20, 2016 China, Germany
Volkswagen AG and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co Ltd have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to define the next phase of negotiations between the two companies in order to achieve long-term cooperation in the joint development of all-electric vehicles in China.
Qualcomm and AT&T to trial drones on cellular network

Qualcomm and AT&T to trial drones on cellular network

Sep 19, 2016 United States
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and AT&T will test Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or drones, on commercial 4G LTE networks.
Supercapacitors will take a key role in the future of energy systems

Supercapacitors will take a key role in the future of energy systems

Sep 16, 2016 Worldwide
Supercapacitors are an emerging energy storage technology that will take a key role in the future of energy systems. Whilst lithium-ion batteries are increasingly capturing the market of other battery technologies, they will never be able to compete with supercapacitor technology in terms of power and number of cycles.
First self-driving truck in underground mine

First self-driving truck in underground mine

Sep 15, 2016 Sweden
Volvo's fully autonomous truck is the first in the world to be tested in operations deep underground in the Kristineberg Mine.
Will Western bus companies be wiped out?

Will Western bus companies be wiped out?

Sep 14, 2016 Worldwide
Global warming is leading to increasingly onerous laws worldwide restricting carbon dioxide emissions. Even some of today's hybrids will fail to conform so it is back to the drawing board for most of the world's vehicle manufacturers.
Europe pulls ahead in 48V mild hybrid cars

Europe pulls ahead in 48V mild hybrid cars

Sep 13, 2016
Mild hybrid cars at 48V will first hit global markets in a big way in 2017.
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Buses will be taxis will be buses

Buses will be taxis will be buses

Sep 13, 2016
IDTechEx attended the invitation-only Barclays Select Series: Disruptive Mobility event in Greenwich, London. Here we report some of what was said about autonomous vehicles at the reception and at the event itself.