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Why the times are a changin' in marine electrification

Why the times are a changin' in marine electrification

Aug 17, 2018
The marine industry is at a turning point: vessel owners and operators are increasingly attracted to the value proposition of installing a battery system. Electrification is gaining momentum. Here's why.
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Smart Cities Massively Exceeding Expectation

Smart Cities Massively Exceeding Expectation

Aug 17, 2018
The term smart city originally meant little beyond using much more information technology IT. However, new IDTechEx report, "Smart City Opportunities: Infrastructure, Systems, Materials 2019-2029" reveals that much more dramatic changes are both required and possible and humans will be in the driving seat.
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Solar-powered aircraft breaks record

Solar-powered aircraft breaks record

Aug 17, 2018 United States
Airbus Defence and Space announced the successful landing of its first production aircraft of the Zephyr programme, the new Zephyr S HAPS. Zephyr S logged a maiden flight of over 25 days, the longest duration flight ever made.
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Robot controlled rapid charging system for electric vehicles

Robot controlled rapid charging system for electric vehicles

Aug 17, 2018 Austria
Researchers have unveiled a world first: the prototype of a robot-controlled, high-speed combined charging system for electric vehicles that enables series charging of cars in various parking positions.
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CPI collaborates with OXIS Energy on Lithium Innovations

CPI collaborates with OXIS Energy on Lithium Innovations

Aug 17, 2018 United Kingdom
The Centre for Process Innovation is set to help develop the next generation of batteries capable of extending electric vehicles' mileage range.
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UK's leading drone training professionals launch membership package

UK's leading drone training professionals launch membership package

Aug 17, 2018 United Kingdom
Rusta's 'Alumni' membership will be available from midday today and will offer exclusive benefits and discounts across a whole range of drone training services.
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HORIBA Automotive Test Systems agrees to acquire FuelCon AG

HORIBA Automotive Test Systems agrees to acquire FuelCon AG

Aug 17, 2018 Germany
HORIBA Automotive Test Systems has announced that it has agreed terms for the acquisition of FuelCon AG. The completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory clearance.
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Monsanto case reaffirms that robotics is the future of agrochemicals

Monsanto case reaffirms that robotics is the future of agrochemicals

Aug 16, 2018
Last week a US court held Monsanto's glyphosate responsible for causing cancer in a ground keeper, awarding $289M of damages. You might wonder what the link between this verdict and agricultural robotics is? The answer is everything.
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Dongfeng Motor Green Plan includes 20 electrified models by 2022

Dongfeng Motor Green Plan includes 20 electrified models by 2022

Aug 16, 2018 China
Dongfeng Motor Company Limited announced that it will accelerate the "Green 2022 Plan" rollout with a focus on green products, production and materials reuse.
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Automotive, Healthcare and Industrials Adopt Printed Electronics

Automotive, Healthcare and Industrials Adopt Printed Electronics

Aug 15, 2018
It's been some time in the making but now undoubtedly printed electronics is being pursued as a differentiator and enabler by many industry verticals. Organizations from several verticals are coming together to present their progress adopting printed electronics at the world's largest event on the topic - the IDTechEx Printed Electronics USA conference and exhibition, hosted in Santa Clara on November 14-15.
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Liquid battery could lead to flexible energy storage

Liquid battery could lead to flexible energy storage

Aug 15, 2018 United Kingdom
A new type of energy storage system could revolutionise energy storage and drop the charging time of electric cars from hours to seconds.
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First full electric mobility company in Nairobi

First full electric mobility company in Nairobi

Aug 14, 2018 Kenya
The first ever full electric mobility service in East Africa. The launch signals the first time electric rides are available in East Africa for commercial use.
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IDTechEx TVEnvironmentally friendly electric jet ski

Environmentally friendly electric jet ski

Aug 13, 2018 Hungary
A team based in Hungary, says it has created the world's first electrojet designed for series production, which, thanks to its electric drive, is environmentally friendly and represents a sustainable future.
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IDTechEx TVAerospace Material Advancements

Aerospace Material Advancements

Aug 13, 2018
IDTechEx Analyst, Dr Richard Collins gives a brief overview on the aerospace materials industry, covering composites, light weighting, metal alloys, nano-carbons and additive manufacturing.
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Audi e-tron prototype - recuperation test

Audi e-tron prototype - recuperation test

Aug 10, 2018 Germany
The recuperation concept: from freewheeling to a one-pedal feeling The recuperation system contributes to up to 30 percent of the electric SUV's range.
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Tech accelerates hydrogen vehicle future

Tech accelerates hydrogen vehicle future

Aug 10, 2018 Australia
This technology will pave the way for bulk hydrogen to be transported in the form of ammonia, using existing infrastructure, and then reconverted back to hydrogen at the point of use. It has the potential to fill the gap in the technology chain to supply fuel cell vehicles around the world with low-emissions hydrogen sourced from Australia.
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Shell Ventures invests in Ample electric car charging technology

Shell Ventures invests in Ample electric car charging technology

Aug 9, 2018 United States
Ample, a technology company focused on solving the energy delivery challenge for electric cars, announced that it has closed a $31 million Series A round of financing. Shell Ventures led the investment round with participation from Moore Strategic Ventures, Repsol Energy Ventures, Hemi Ventures, and TRIREC.
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Volkswagen may recall 124,000 electric and hybrid cars

Volkswagen may recall 124,000 electric and hybrid cars

Aug 8, 2018 Germany
The Volkswagen group confirmed that it might have to recall as many as 124,000 electric and hybrid cars from its VW, Audi and Porsche brands due to poisonous cadmium.
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Graphene skinned plane unveiled

Graphene skinned plane unveiled

Aug 8, 2018 United Kingdom
The University of Central Lancashire has unveiled the world's first graphene skinned plane at an internationally renowned air show.
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Daimler increases transparency in the raw material supply chain

Daimler increases transparency in the raw material supply chain

Aug 7, 2018 Germany
The common goals are clear: certifiable standards, safe origins and transparency in the procurement of high-risk raw materials and a tangible improvement in the working and living conditions of people locally. By joining, Daimler AG is expanding its broad commitment to initiatives and is actively promoting greater transparency in global raw material supply chains.
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Tritium presents its new High Power Charging solution

Tritium presents its new High Power Charging solution

Aug 7, 2018 Netherlands
Tritium will showcase its unique HPC system, a scalable, flexible system for commercial operators, capable of charging an electric vehicle up to 475kW.