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An on/off-road, full-suspension electric folding bike

An on/off-road, full-suspension electric folding bike

Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 27, 2017
UK draws up laws for autonomous vehicles

UK draws up laws for autonomous vehicles

New insurance rules for self-driving cars and measures to improve provision of electric vehicle charge points have been introduced in the UK as part of the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 24, 2017
UPS tests residential delivery via drone launched from vehicle

UPS tests residential delivery via drone launched from vehicle

UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a package car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle while the delivery driver continues along the route to make a separate delivery.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 23, 2017
Shell launches its first hydroge refuelling station in the UK

Shell launches its first hydroge refuelling station in the UK

Shell announces the launch of its first hydrogen refuelling station in the UK at its Cobham service station on the M25.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 22, 2017
E 350 e passes environmental audit

E 350 e passes environmental audit

The Mercedes-Benz E 350 e has successfully completed the TÜV validation audit and received the Environmental Certificate.
External Company Press Release
Faurecia Ventures investment pushes TactoTek funding over 20 Million

Faurecia Ventures investment pushes TactoTek funding over 20 Million

TactoTek, a leader in injection molded structural electronics solutions, has announced that its funding has grown to over 20 million USD.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 21, 2017
Ultrafast camera for self-driving vehicles and drones

Ultrafast camera for self-driving vehicles and drones

Scientists have developed an ultrafast high-contrast camera that could help self-driving cars and drones see better in extreme road conditions and in bad weather.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 20, 2017
EHang partners with Dubai RTA to boost smart transport

EHang partners with Dubai RTA to boost smart transport

Chinese drone company EHang and the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority have announced a partnership to jointly promote and introduce the EHang 184 autonomous aerial vehicle into Dubai, the city with the aim to build the world's most intelligent transportation system.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
A report from Batterieforum Deutschland 2017: Part 2 (chemistry)

A report from Batterieforum Deutschland 2017: Part 2 (chemistry)

Things will have to change in order that they remain the same (i.e., Li-ion batteries are here to stay). From the 25th to the 27th January around 300 stakeholders in the battery business gathered in Berlin to discuss battery innovation in Germany. The fifth edition of Batterieforum Deutschland, the prime event organised to foster a Li-ion battery ecosystem in Germany, took place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel near Potsdamer Platz, with three topics as the main sources of engagement for the attendees: battery manufacturing in Germany, advanced Li-ion chemistries, and stationary storage. The event was organised by KLiB, a public-private partnership of the German government and some national battery stakeholders. In this premium article, we will focus on battery chemistries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 17, 2017
Trial of driverless airport shuttle

Trial of driverless airport shuttle

HMI Technologies in partnership with Christchurch International Airport and with the support of the Christchurch City Council have launched New Zealand's first fully driverless vehicle trial.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 17, 2017
Bridging simulator-to-reality gap with aerial informatics and robotics

Bridging simulator-to-reality gap with aerial informatics and robotics

Machine learning is becoming an increasingly important artificial intelligence approach to building autonomous and robotic systems. One of the key challenges with machine learning is the need for many samples — the amount of data needed to learn useful behaviors is prohibitively high.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 15, 2017
Tiny drones as artificial pollinators

Tiny drones as artificial pollinators

As bees slip onto the endangered species list in the United States, researchers in Japan are pollinating lilies with insect-sized drones.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
A report from Batterieforum Deutschland 2017: Part 1 (manufacturing)

A report from Batterieforum Deutschland 2017: Part 1 (manufacturing)

There is only one thing worse than bad planning, and that is too much planning. From the 25th to the 27th January around 300 stakeholders in the battery business gathered in Berlin to discuss why is Germany not building its own gigafactories yet. The fifth edition of Batterieforum Deutschland, the prime event organised to foster a Li-ion battery ecosystem in Germany, took place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel near Potsdamer Platz, with three topics as the main sources of engagement for the attendees: battery manufacturing in Germany, advanced Li-ion chemistries, and stationary storage. The event was organised by KLiB, a public-private partnership of the German government and some national battery stakeholders. In this premium article, we will focus on battery manufacturing.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 13, 2017
Infineon says US could block planned acquisition of Wolfspeed

Infineon says US could block planned acquisition of Wolfspeed

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has blocked Infineon's planned acquisition of Wolfspeed saying it may pose security risks, which remain unspecified so far.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 10, 2017
New IDTechEx report reveals much larger drone opportunity

New IDTechEx report reveals much larger drone opportunity

Just when many investors are running for the exit, having burnt their fingers with toy drones and the like, IDTechEx reveals a much bigger picture with considerable potential for the level-headed.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 9, 2017
Low-cost localisation system ready for market

Low-cost localisation system ready for market

Oxbotica has announced the release of its pioneering camera-based localisation software for autonomous vehicles, Dub4.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 8, 2017
Perpetual drones

Perpetual drones

Nothing lasts forever: things wear out. However, there is a huge pent up demand for "perpetual" autonomous drones for everything from security to surveying, meteorology and even power generation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 7, 2017
Are you a start-up company? Explore the IDTechEx Launchpad Initiative

Are you a start-up company? Explore the IDTechEx Launchpad Initiative

The IDTechEx Launchpad initiative is open to early-stage start-ups, universities, newly spun-out companies, research labs and government labs who can demonstrate a working prototype or product that highlights new advances in any of the related event topics of: 3D printing, electric vehicles, energy harvesting, energy storage, graphene, internet of things, printed electronics, sensors, or wearable technology.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 7, 2017
Contract to supply energy storage for first hybrid chemical tanker

Contract to supply energy storage for first hybrid chemical tanker

Corvus Energy Inc has announced that it has been selected as the supplier of the lithium ion based energy storage system for a new hybrid chemical tanker being built for Rederiet Stenersen AS of Norway.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 6, 2017
With or without a driver, vehicles are able to cooperate

With or without a driver, vehicles are able to cooperate

Researchers have developed an algorithm for automated vehicles to operate in traffic alongside manually-driven vehicles. This is a key step in the shift towards autonomous driving expected to be achieved by 2030.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 27, 2017
UK draws up laws for autonomous vehicles

UK draws up laws for autonomous vehicles

New insurance rules for self-driving cars and measures to improve provision of electric vehicle charge points have been introduced in the UK as part of the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 23, 2017
Shell launches its first hydroge refuelling station in the UK

Shell launches its first hydroge refuelling station in the UK

Shell announces the launch of its first hydrogen refuelling station in the UK at its Cobham service station on the M25.
External Company Press Release
Faurecia Ventures investment pushes TactoTek funding over 20 Million

Faurecia Ventures investment pushes TactoTek funding over 20 Million

TactoTek, a leader in injection molded structural electronics solutions, has announced that its funding has grown to over 20 million USD.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 20, 2017
EHang partners with Dubai RTA to boost smart transport

EHang partners with Dubai RTA to boost smart transport

Chinese drone company EHang and the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority have announced a partnership to jointly promote and introduce the EHang 184 autonomous aerial vehicle into Dubai, the city with the aim to build the world's most intelligent transportation system.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 17, 2017
Trial of driverless airport shuttle

Trial of driverless airport shuttle

HMI Technologies in partnership with Christchurch International Airport and with the support of the Christchurch City Council have launched New Zealand's first fully driverless vehicle trial.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 15, 2017
Tiny drones as artificial pollinators

Tiny drones as artificial pollinators

As bees slip onto the endangered species list in the United States, researchers in Japan are pollinating lilies with insect-sized drones.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 13, 2017
Infineon says US could block planned acquisition of Wolfspeed

Infineon says US could block planned acquisition of Wolfspeed

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has blocked Infineon's planned acquisition of Wolfspeed saying it may pose security risks, which remain unspecified so far.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 9, 2017
Low-cost localisation system ready for market

Low-cost localisation system ready for market

Oxbotica has announced the release of its pioneering camera-based localisation software for autonomous vehicles, Dub4.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 7, 2017
Are you a start-up company? Explore the IDTechEx Launchpad Initiative

Are you a start-up company? Explore the IDTechEx Launchpad Initiative

The IDTechEx Launchpad initiative is open to early-stage start-ups, universities, newly spun-out companies, research labs and government labs who can demonstrate a working prototype or product that highlights new advances in any of the related event topics of: 3D printing, electric vehicles, energy harvesting, energy storage, graphene, internet of things, printed electronics, sensors, or wearable technology.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 6, 2017
With or without a driver, vehicles are able to cooperate

With or without a driver, vehicles are able to cooperate

Researchers have developed an algorithm for automated vehicles to operate in traffic alongside manually-driven vehicles. This is a key step in the shift towards autonomous driving expected to be achieved by 2030.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 24, 2017
UPS tests residential delivery via drone launched from vehicle

UPS tests residential delivery via drone launched from vehicle

UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a package car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle while the delivery driver continues along the route to make a separate delivery.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 22, 2017
E 350 e passes environmental audit

E 350 e passes environmental audit

The Mercedes-Benz E 350 e has successfully completed the TÜV validation audit and received the Environmental Certificate.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 21, 2017
Ultrafast camera for self-driving vehicles and drones

Ultrafast camera for self-driving vehicles and drones

Scientists have developed an ultrafast high-contrast camera that could help self-driving cars and drones see better in extreme road conditions and in bad weather.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
A report from Batterieforum Deutschland 2017: Part 2 (chemistry)

A report from Batterieforum Deutschland 2017: Part 2 (chemistry)

Things will have to change in order that they remain the same (i.e., Li-ion batteries are here to stay). From the 25th to the 27th January around 300 stakeholders in the battery business gathered in Berlin to discuss battery innovation in Germany. The fifth edition of Batterieforum Deutschland, the prime event organised to foster a Li-ion battery ecosystem in Germany, took place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel near Potsdamer Platz, with three topics as the main sources of engagement for the attendees: battery manufacturing in Germany, advanced Li-ion chemistries, and stationary storage. The event was organised by KLiB, a public-private partnership of the German government and some national battery stakeholders. In this premium article, we will focus on battery chemistries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 17, 2017
Bridging simulator-to-reality gap with aerial informatics and robotics

Bridging simulator-to-reality gap with aerial informatics and robotics

Machine learning is becoming an increasingly important artificial intelligence approach to building autonomous and robotic systems. One of the key challenges with machine learning is the need for many samples — the amount of data needed to learn useful behaviors is prohibitively high.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
A report from Batterieforum Deutschland 2017: Part 1 (manufacturing)

A report from Batterieforum Deutschland 2017: Part 1 (manufacturing)

There is only one thing worse than bad planning, and that is too much planning. From the 25th to the 27th January around 300 stakeholders in the battery business gathered in Berlin to discuss why is Germany not building its own gigafactories yet. The fifth edition of Batterieforum Deutschland, the prime event organised to foster a Li-ion battery ecosystem in Germany, took place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel near Potsdamer Platz, with three topics as the main sources of engagement for the attendees: battery manufacturing in Germany, advanced Li-ion chemistries, and stationary storage. The event was organised by KLiB, a public-private partnership of the German government and some national battery stakeholders. In this premium article, we will focus on battery manufacturing.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 10, 2017
New IDTechEx report reveals much larger drone opportunity

New IDTechEx report reveals much larger drone opportunity

Just when many investors are running for the exit, having burnt their fingers with toy drones and the like, IDTechEx reveals a much bigger picture with considerable potential for the level-headed.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 8, 2017
Perpetual drones

Perpetual drones

Nothing lasts forever: things wear out. However, there is a huge pent up demand for "perpetual" autonomous drones for everything from security to surveying, meteorology and even power generation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 7, 2017
Contract to supply energy storage for first hybrid chemical tanker

Contract to supply energy storage for first hybrid chemical tanker

Corvus Energy Inc has announced that it has been selected as the supplier of the lithium ion based energy storage system for a new hybrid chemical tanker being built for Rederiet Stenersen AS of Norway.
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