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Why Driving Will be Outlawed by 2050

Why Driving Will be Outlawed by 2050

IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Sensor suites of the major automotive manufacturers; Level 3

Sensor suites of the major automotive manufacturers; Level 3

Sensor suites of the major automotive manufacturers; Level 3 leaders and laggards
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Hydrogen Saves Oil Companies Not the Planet?

Hydrogen Saves Oil Companies Not the Planet?

Over one hundred years ago, hydrogen-filled Zeppelins and British R100s were thought to be key to air travel but horrific flaming crashes ended that.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 27, 2021
Major Manufacturer Molex Company Profile by IDTechEx

Major Manufacturer Molex Company Profile by IDTechEx

Molex is a major manufacturer of printed electronics, flexible circuitry, sensor solutions, and user interface for a wide variety of applications. IDTechEx caught up with marketing analyst Kylie Pessetti of the Printed Circuit Solutions business unit (PCSBU) to find out about its capabilities in the manufacture of printed and flexible electronics.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 27, 2021
New Opel Rocks-e Stands for Sustainable Urban Mobility

New Opel Rocks-e Stands for Sustainable Urban Mobility

Opel presents the first SUM. The entry-level electric vehicle is the answer to current mobility requirements, offering electric mobility with protection from wind and rain. It can already be driven in Germany by young people from 15 years of age with the AM driving licence.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 26, 2021
Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Electraflyer has announced that it has passed crossover, meaning it now sells more battery-electric aircraft than polluting ones. Pipistrel sold over 100 battery-electric aircraft last year as they take over from its traditional offerings. Bye Aerospace does not even make conventional aircraft. With its Tesla-style approach, its order book exceeds 720 battery-electric aircraft evenly split between two and four-seaters. As the IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft: Smart City and Regional 2021-2041" points out, this has caught Cessna, Cirrus and Piper by surprise.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 26, 2021
Robot Can Inspect Railway Infrastructure and Move for Trains

Robot Can Inspect Railway Infrastructure and Move for Trains

This unique robot can inspect critical parts of the railway infrastructure whilst driving on the track. Should the Railway Robot encounter oncoming traffic, it can avoid dangerous situation by flying to the side of the track and let traffic pass. The sensors onboard the robot automatically detects changes on the railway, whilst providing a live data feed to decision makers.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Metamaterial companies M to Z

Metamaterial companies M to Z

Part 2 of IDTechEx's overview of metamaterial companies
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 25, 2021
Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectrics is a business impeded by the use of the toxic rare metal Tellurium. Commendably, there is a trend to alternatives in research but few volume sales as yet in any of the three uses. These are energy harvesting to make electricity where it is needed and the more successful cooling and heating, those last two constituting very-reliable, solid heat pumps.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 25, 2021
Volta Trucks First Trials of Prototype All-Electric Volta Zero

Volta Trucks First Trials of Prototype All-Electric Volta Zero

Volta Trucks has confirmed the start of engineering evaluation and development testing of the first prototype Volta Zero at HORIBA MIRA in Nuneaton, UK. The start of testing follows soon after the reveal of the first prototype chassis of the Volta Zero - the world's first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle designed specifically for inner city logistics.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Metamaterial companies A to M

Metamaterial companies A to M

In recent metamaterial premium articles we have assessed three metamaterial companies - two in thermal and one in optical. Here we look at others that are in other types of metamaterial technology and application.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 23, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar: Mining Electrification - New Directions

Join the Upcoming Webinar: Mining Electrification - New Directions

Thursday 26 August 2021 - Why is even seasonal storage a new requirement? How is it that storage by compressed air, gravity and other non-battery options closely leverage mine assets for greater safety and viability? Why does next generation solar fit so well in mines? and more.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 23, 2021
Many Trends to Track for Li-ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles

Many Trends to Track for Li-ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles

With the growing momentum behind the electric vehicle market comes an added importance of understanding the Li-ion batteries that power them, the variety of design choices available, and trends in their implementation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 23, 2021
Package Delivery Robots' Environmental Impacts

Package Delivery Robots' Environmental Impacts

Whether a robot or a person delivers your package, the carbon footprint would essentially be the same, according to a study that could help inform the future of automated delivery as the pandemic fuels a dramatic rise in online shopping.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 23, 2021
Engineers Strive to Reduce Emissions from Aircraft Engines

Engineers Strive to Reduce Emissions from Aircraft Engines

Post-pandemic vacation travel was among the biggest stories of summer 2021, raising questions about air travel's contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. According to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, 710 million tons of global carbon dioxide came from commercial aviation in 2013. By 2017, that number reached 860 million tons, a 21% increase in four years. By 2018, it climbed to 905 million tons, 2.4% of total CO2 emissions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
High Power Charging

High Power Charging

High Power Charging/Charger (HPC) refers to level 3 DC fast charging at a rate of 50 kW or more. In an effort to bring charging times down to those of conventional refuelling, such technology will play a vital role. For new EV owners, this means remarkably faster charging times, often cutting down the time needed for nearly full recharge by 30% to even 70%. It is ideal for short-stop locations or fleet vehicle charging, ranging from passenger vehicles to buses and trucks. With the charging power of the HPC, chargers can deliver all the power the new vehicles of the market can utilize. HPC charging is also a real game-changer for long-distance driving, as it dramatically reduces the time needed for charging over the journey. This article provides information about this technology, drivers, specifications, players and markets for DC fast charging stations.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 20, 2021
Tesla Autopilot: AV or not AV, That is the Question

Tesla Autopilot: AV or not AV, That is the Question

This week the US federal agency governing road safety has announced an investigation into Tesla and its self-driving car claims, bringing the challenges of autonomous vehicle adoption to the spotlight.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 20, 2021
The World's First Fossil-Free Steel Ready for Delivery

The World's First Fossil-Free Steel Ready for Delivery

SSAB has now produced the world's first fossil-free steel and delivered it to a customer. The trial delivery is an important step on the way to a completely fossil-free value chain for iron- and steelmaking and a milestone in the HYBRIT partnership between SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 19, 2021
National Aviation Day: Bumblebees and Electric Aircraft Cannot Fly

National Aviation Day: Bumblebees and Electric Aircraft Cannot Fly

To mark National Aviation Day, a celebration of the history and development of aviation, IDTechEx analysts consider the future of electric aircraft.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 19, 2021
Ricardo to Engineer Zero Emission Buses for UK's First Hydrogen Hub

Ricardo to Engineer Zero Emission Buses for UK's First Hydrogen Hub

To demonstrate progress with its national hydrogen strategy, the UK Government launched the Tees Valley Hydrogen Hub, and initiated the Hydrogen Transport Hub Demonstration competition to showcase real-world hydrogen transport technology solutions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Sensor suites of the major automotive manufacturers; Level 3

Sensor suites of the major automotive manufacturers; Level 3

Sensor suites of the major automotive manufacturers; Level 3 leaders and laggards
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 27, 2021
Major Manufacturer Molex Company Profile by IDTechEx

Major Manufacturer Molex Company Profile by IDTechEx

Molex is a major manufacturer of printed electronics, flexible circuitry, sensor solutions, and user interface for a wide variety of applications. IDTechEx caught up with marketing analyst Kylie Pessetti of the Printed Circuit Solutions business unit (PCSBU) to find out about its capabilities in the manufacture of printed and flexible electronics.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 26, 2021
Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Crossover to Electric Aircraft Well Progressed

Electraflyer has announced that it has passed crossover, meaning it now sells more battery-electric aircraft than polluting ones. Pipistrel sold over 100 battery-electric aircraft last year as they take over from its traditional offerings. Bye Aerospace does not even make conventional aircraft. With its Tesla-style approach, its order book exceeds 720 battery-electric aircraft evenly split between two and four-seaters. As the IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft: Smart City and Regional 2021-2041" points out, this has caught Cessna, Cirrus and Piper by surprise.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Metamaterial companies M to Z

Metamaterial companies M to Z

Part 2 of IDTechEx's overview of metamaterial companies
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 25, 2021
Volta Trucks First Trials of Prototype All-Electric Volta Zero

Volta Trucks First Trials of Prototype All-Electric Volta Zero

Volta Trucks has confirmed the start of engineering evaluation and development testing of the first prototype Volta Zero at HORIBA MIRA in Nuneaton, UK. The start of testing follows soon after the reveal of the first prototype chassis of the Volta Zero - the world's first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle designed specifically for inner city logistics.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 23, 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar: Mining Electrification - New Directions

Join the Upcoming Webinar: Mining Electrification - New Directions

Thursday 26 August 2021 - Why is even seasonal storage a new requirement? How is it that storage by compressed air, gravity and other non-battery options closely leverage mine assets for greater safety and viability? Why does next generation solar fit so well in mines? and more.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 23, 2021
Package Delivery Robots' Environmental Impacts

Package Delivery Robots' Environmental Impacts

Whether a robot or a person delivers your package, the carbon footprint would essentially be the same, according to a study that could help inform the future of automated delivery as the pandemic fuels a dramatic rise in online shopping.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
High Power Charging

High Power Charging

High Power Charging/Charger (HPC) refers to level 3 DC fast charging at a rate of 50 kW or more. In an effort to bring charging times down to those of conventional refuelling, such technology will play a vital role. For new EV owners, this means remarkably faster charging times, often cutting down the time needed for nearly full recharge by 30% to even 70%. It is ideal for short-stop locations or fleet vehicle charging, ranging from passenger vehicles to buses and trucks. With the charging power of the HPC, chargers can deliver all the power the new vehicles of the market can utilize. HPC charging is also a real game-changer for long-distance driving, as it dramatically reduces the time needed for charging over the journey. This article provides information about this technology, drivers, specifications, players and markets for DC fast charging stations.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 20, 2021
The World's First Fossil-Free Steel Ready for Delivery

The World's First Fossil-Free Steel Ready for Delivery

SSAB has now produced the world's first fossil-free steel and delivered it to a customer. The trial delivery is an important step on the way to a completely fossil-free value chain for iron- and steelmaking and a milestone in the HYBRIT partnership between SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 19, 2021
Ricardo to Engineer Zero Emission Buses for UK's First Hydrogen Hub

Ricardo to Engineer Zero Emission Buses for UK's First Hydrogen Hub

To demonstrate progress with its national hydrogen strategy, the UK Government launched the Tees Valley Hydrogen Hub, and initiated the Hydrogen Transport Hub Demonstration competition to showcase real-world hydrogen transport technology solutions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Hydrogen Saves Oil Companies Not the Planet?

Hydrogen Saves Oil Companies Not the Planet?

Over one hundred years ago, hydrogen-filled Zeppelins and British R100s were thought to be key to air travel but horrific flaming crashes ended that.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 27, 2021
New Opel Rocks-e Stands for Sustainable Urban Mobility

New Opel Rocks-e Stands for Sustainable Urban Mobility

Opel presents the first SUM. The entry-level electric vehicle is the answer to current mobility requirements, offering electric mobility with protection from wind and rain. It can already be driven in Germany by young people from 15 years of age with the AM driving licence.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 26, 2021
Robot Can Inspect Railway Infrastructure and Move for Trains

Robot Can Inspect Railway Infrastructure and Move for Trains

This unique robot can inspect critical parts of the railway infrastructure whilst driving on the track. Should the Railway Robot encounter oncoming traffic, it can avoid dangerous situation by flying to the side of the track and let traffic pass. The sensors onboard the robot automatically detects changes on the railway, whilst providing a live data feed to decision makers.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 25, 2021
Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectric U-Turn Gains Momentum

Thermoelectrics is a business impeded by the use of the toxic rare metal Tellurium. Commendably, there is a trend to alternatives in research but few volume sales as yet in any of the three uses. These are energy harvesting to make electricity where it is needed and the more successful cooling and heating, those last two constituting very-reliable, solid heat pumps.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Metamaterial companies A to M

Metamaterial companies A to M

In recent metamaterial premium articles we have assessed three metamaterial companies - two in thermal and one in optical. Here we look at others that are in other types of metamaterial technology and application.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 23, 2021
Many Trends to Track for Li-ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles

Many Trends to Track for Li-ion Batteries in Electric Vehicles

With the growing momentum behind the electric vehicle market comes an added importance of understanding the Li-ion batteries that power them, the variety of design choices available, and trends in their implementation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 23, 2021
Engineers Strive to Reduce Emissions from Aircraft Engines

Engineers Strive to Reduce Emissions from Aircraft Engines

Post-pandemic vacation travel was among the biggest stories of summer 2021, raising questions about air travel's contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. According to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, 710 million tons of global carbon dioxide came from commercial aviation in 2013. By 2017, that number reached 860 million tons, a 21% increase in four years. By 2018, it climbed to 905 million tons, 2.4% of total CO2 emissions.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 20, 2021
Tesla Autopilot: AV or not AV, That is the Question

Tesla Autopilot: AV or not AV, That is the Question

This week the US federal agency governing road safety has announced an investigation into Tesla and its self-driving car claims, bringing the challenges of autonomous vehicle adoption to the spotlight.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 19, 2021
National Aviation Day: Bumblebees and Electric Aircraft Cannot Fly

National Aviation Day: Bumblebees and Electric Aircraft Cannot Fly

To mark National Aviation Day, a celebration of the history and development of aviation, IDTechEx analysts consider the future of electric aircraft.
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