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Consumers sue general motors for allegedly installing defeat devices

Consumers sue general motors for allegedly installing defeat devices

May 29, 2017 United States
Consumers are suing General Motors for allegedly rigging the emissions controls in Duramax diesel trucks in order to pass emissions tests, while in real world conditions the trucks emit 2 to 5 times the legal limits of deadly NOx pollutants.
Shell on the future of transport

Shell on the future of transport

May 26, 2017 1 Worldwide
What happens in the transport sector, which accounts for more than a quarter of total world energy use, will be critical to progress in the ongoing energy transition.
Agricultural robots: bringing data to least digitised major industry

Agricultural robots: bringing data to least digitised major industry

May 26, 2017 Worldwide
Agriculture is one of the world's least digitized major industries. This is however all about to change. Indeed, data acquisition and analytics companies are already a hot topic, and as such are subject to growing capital investments. This trend is captured in the figure below.
Combining drones and AI to combat poaching

Combining drones and AI to combat poaching

May 26, 2017 5 United States, South Africa, Malawi, Zimbabwe
Intelligent drones and AI can be used to help save the planet.
Webinar Tuesday 6 June - Redox Flow Batteries for Stationary Storage

Webinar Tuesday 6 June - Redox Flow Batteries for Stationary Storage

May 25, 2017
IDTechEx are hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 6 June.
Cummins: Life beyond diesel

Cummins: Life beyond diesel

May 25, 2017 Worldwide
Cummins Inc. a giant corporation of 55,400 people worldwide serving customers in 190 countries. It best known for its diesel expertise but it is impressively reinventing itself to serve the powertrains of the future such as 48V mild hybrids that will transmogrify into electric vehicles as they become capable of electric drive in more advanced forms.
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A report from Plastics Japan 2017

A report from Plastics Japan 2017

May 24, 2017
IDTechEx Technology analysts' Drs Richard Collins and Khasha Ghaffarzadeh attended Plastics 2017 at the Tokyo Big Sight, Japan. These slides give some highlights from the Plastics event and extends to composite material and adhesion-free metal-plastic joining solutions.
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A report from the IDTechEx Show!

A report from the IDTechEx Show!

May 24, 2017
May 10th-11th saw the 2017 European-leg of the IDTechEx Show! In this article IDTechEx analysts share some of the most interesting innovations on offer at the show.
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Unintended Consequences Advance Electric Car Takeoff

Unintended Consequences Advance Electric Car Takeoff

May 24, 2017
Obvious things drive adoption of a new type of car such as subsidies, tax breaks and special privileges such as free parking.
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TM4 and Cummins: Evolving Strategies to Benefit from EV Surge

TM4 and Cummins: Evolving Strategies to Benefit from EV Surge

May 24, 2017
On May 11, 2017, traction motor manufacturer TM4 Inc. and diesel maker Cummins Inc. announced a joint effort to develop a plug-in hybrid powertrain for Class 7/8 transit buses that can reduce fuel consumption by at least 50 percent over conventional hybrid buses.
Runaway Adoption of Pure Electric Vehicles: Multiple Triggers

Runaway Adoption of Pure Electric Vehicles: Multiple Triggers

May 24, 2017
It has long been speculated that electric vehicle adoption may have a sudden tipping point of adoption. IDTechEx pointed out that incentives help as does reaching lower cost of ownership but lower up-front price is the killer blow.