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Lightweight materials for aerospace & defense: the winners and losers

Lightweight materials for aerospace & defense: the winners and losers

Jul 17, 2018
A new two-part webinar from IDTechEx is available on Additive Manufacturing and Lightweight Materials for Aerospace and Defense.
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McLaren £1.2bn plan to go 100% hybrid by 2025

McLaren £1.2bn plan to go 100% hybrid by 2025

Jul 17, 2018 United Kingdom
McLaren Automotive has announced its ambitious, wide-ranging business plan that will take the company to its fifteenth anniversary. McLaren is committed to ensuring that its sportscar and supercar range will be hybrid within seven years.
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First hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the United States

First hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the United States

Jul 16, 2018 United States
Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine has been awarded a USD 3 to build the first hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the United States. The zero-emission vessel will be the first of its kind in the US, and will highlight the advantages of hydrogen fuel cells for the commercial maritime sector.
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Corvus Energy to expand production in response to high demand

Corvus Energy to expand production in response to high demand

Jul 16, 2018 Norway
Corvus Energy is pleased to announce two production and R&D expansion plans underway in Canada and Norway. The new battery factories will be more modern and more automated than other similar factories, result in eight times the production capacity compared to today.
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Drones survey African wildlife

Drones survey African wildlife

Jul 16, 2018 Worldwide
A new technique enables fast and accurate counting of gnu, oryx and other large mammals living in wildlife reserves. Drones are used to remotely photograph wilderness areas, and the images are then analysed using object recognition software and verified by humans.
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Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing USA - Early-Bird Ends Today!

Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing USA - Early-Bird Ends Today!

Jul 13, 2018
With just over four months to go, the annual IDTechEx event - Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing - looks set to be another great event.
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Volkswagen is vigorously advancing its electromobility in China

Volkswagen is vigorously advancing its electromobility in China

Jul 13, 2018 Germany
The Volkswagen Group is expanding its successful business relationships in the People's Republic of China. The agreements cover the areas of e-mobility, connectivity, mobility services and autonomous driving.
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IoT: Real Growth Despite the Smoke and Mirrors

IoT: Real Growth Despite the Smoke and Mirrors

Jul 12, 2018
Behind the 'smoke and mirror' marketing, LPWAN connections see 46% CAGR to 2025
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Hyundai invests to advance battery technology

Hyundai invests to advance battery technology

Jul 12, 2018 United States
Hyundai is investing in Ionic Materials to advance the development of battery technology and improve EV performance with solid-state battery innovation.
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IDTechEx TVAutomated pollination of orchard crops via unmanned aircraft systems

Automated pollination of orchard crops via unmanned aircraft systems

Jul 12, 2018 United States
The world's first apple orchard pollination by drone.
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Honda to launch hybrid motorcycle

Honda to launch hybrid motorcycle

Jul 11, 2018 Japan
Honda announced that the latest addition to the PCX series popular for its stylish design and environmentally friendly engines, the PCX HYBRID, the world's first mass-produced motorized scooter (125cc or less) equipped with a motorcycle hybrid system, will go on sale in Japan in September.
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Polymer composites must evolve to stay ahead in the aerospace sector

Polymer composites must evolve to stay ahead in the aerospace sector

Jul 10, 2018
The aerospace sector was one of the earliest and most significant adopters of CFRP material. However, this dominance is under threat with emerging metal alloys and additive manufacturing some of the key contenders.
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UK launches Road to Zero Strategy to lead the world in zero emissions

UK launches Road to Zero Strategy to lead the world in zero emissions

Jul 10, 2018 United Kingdom
The UK government has confirmed its ambition to see at least half of new cars to be ultra low emission by 2030 as part of plans to make the UK the best place in the world to build and own an electric vehicle.
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PostNL replaces car rides with electric carrier bikes

PostNL replaces car rides with electric carrier bikes

Jul 9, 2018 Netherlands
PostNL is replacing 20 daily car rides with diesel-powered delivery vans in Utrecht with a more sustainable way of delivering using electric carrier bikes and small electric vehicles.
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Advanced electric taxi arrives in Germany

Advanced electric taxi arrives in Germany

Jul 6, 2018 Germany
London EV Company has launched the world's most advanced electric taxi, the TX, in Berlin -and has announced its intention to partner with Volvo Germany to sell and distribute the vehicle.
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Electric and Hybrid Marine 2018

Electric and Hybrid Marine 2018

Jul 6, 2018 Netherlands
In this premium article IDTechEx highlights some of the presentations analysts found interesting, with commentary, as well as shared insight on interviews undertaken with the market leaders and new entrants on the exhibition floor.
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Tritium signs deal with IONITY for 100 high-power charging sites

Tritium signs deal with IONITY for 100 high-power charging sites

Jul 6, 2018 Europe
IONITY has chosen Tritium as its technology partner for the construction of 100 high-power charging sites across Germany, France, UK, Norway and Sweden. The dedicated electric vehicle charging stations will have an average of up to six user units, each capable of delivering 350 kW of power for fast charging of modern EVs.
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Fleet of aerial, surface and underwater robots maps ocean front

Fleet of aerial, surface and underwater robots maps ocean front

Jul 6, 2018 United States
Using multiple autonomous vehicles simultaneously, an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers returns to the United States after exploring the North Pacific Subtropical front - a sharp boundary where cold fresh waters from the north meet warm salty waters from the south.
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Volkswagen to offer "zero-emission" car sharing services

Volkswagen to offer "zero-emission" car sharing services

Jul 5, 2018 Germany
The WE customer platform is to begin rolling out various vehicle-on-demand services, in particular car sharing, in Germany in 2019. These services are to be extended to major cities in Europe, North America and Asia as early as 2020.
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Self-heating, fast-charging battery for electric vehicles

Self-heating, fast-charging battery for electric vehicles

Jul 5, 2018 United States
Californians do not purchase electric vehicles because they are cool, they buy EVs because they live in a warm climate. Conventional lithium-ion batteries cannot be rapidly charged at temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, but now a team of engineers has created a battery that can self-heat, allowing rapid charging regardless of the outside chill.
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Diesel doesn't float this boat

Diesel doesn't float this boat

Jul 4, 2018 United States
Marine research could soon be possible without the risk of polluting either the air or the ocean. It's thanks to a new ship design and feasibility study.