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Starling jet hybrid-electric VTOL business jet

Starling jet hybrid-electric VTOL business jet

Feb 23, 2018 United Kingdom
Developed by U.K. start-up Samad Aerospace and unveiled at this week's Singapore Airshow, the three-engine craft seats up to 10 people. It is fully electric during landing and takeoff while relying on diesel turbofan engine propulsion during high-altitude cruising.
Programming drones to fly in the face of uncertainty

Programming drones to fly in the face of uncertainty

Feb 23, 2018 United States
Companies have big ideas for drones that can deliver packages right to your door. But even putting aside the policy issues, programming drones to fly through cluttered spaces like cities is difficult. Being able to avoid obstacles while traveling at high speeds is computationally complex, especially for small drones that are limited in how much they can carry onboard for real-time processing.
Worlds largest national drone delivery network saves lives

Worlds largest national drone delivery network saves lives

Feb 22, 2018 Tanzania
Tanzania announced that it is launching the world's largest drone delivery service to provide emergency on-demand access to critical and life-saving medicines.
Cummins and Johnson Matthey expand efforts in electrification

Cummins and Johnson Matthey expand efforts in electrification

Feb 21, 2018 United States, United Kingdom
Cummins Inc announced the acquisition of Johnson Matthey's UK automotive battery systems business, a subsidiary of Johnson Matthey that specializes in high-voltage automotive grade battery systems for electric and hybrid vehicles.
High performance electric off-road motorbikes.

High performance electric off-road motorbikes.

Feb 20, 2018 Sweden
Electric Vehicles research reports on the KALK, an electric motocross bike with a top speed of 50 mph and a range of 50 miles.
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Why is new robotics becoming commercially viable now (part I)?

Why is new robotics becoming commercially viable now (part I)?

Feb 19, 2018 Worldwide
Everything in the world of robotics is changing: robots are becoming uncaged, mobile, collaborative and increasingly intelligent and dexterous, moving beyond their traditional strongholds to bring automation to previously inaccessible tasks.
Porsche and Audi develop joint architecture for electric vehicles

Porsche and Audi develop joint architecture for electric vehicles

Feb 19, 2018 Europe
The goal of the cooperation, which will create a pioneering architecture called the Premium Platform Electric, is to shape the mobility of tomorrow together and to put future electric vehicles on the market more quickly.
Southern hemisphere's largest electric car sharing scheme launches

Southern hemisphere's largest electric car sharing scheme launches

Feb 16, 2018 New Zealand
The largest 100 per cent electric car-sharing scheme in the Southern Hemisphere has been launched in New Zealand.
IDTechEx TV'Escape the earth' in this road worthy Flying Car

'Escape the earth' in this road worthy Flying Car

Feb 15, 2018
Terrafugia's mission is to create practical flying cars that enable a new dimension of personal freedom. Terrafugia (ter-ra-FOO-jee-ah) is derived from the Latin for "Escape the Earth".
Dubai trials autonomous pods

Dubai trials autonomous pods

Feb 15, 2018 United Arab Emirates
The Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) has completed initial tests of the world's first autonomous pods. The autonomous electric vehicles are fitted with a battery that supports 3 hours of operation.
IDTechEx TVEhang flying taxi trial

Ehang flying taxi trial

Feb 14, 2018 China
EHANG has unveiled footage of the latest test flights of their self-flying passenger aircraft.
Sodium battery could provide cheap, effective lithium alternative

Sodium battery could provide cheap, effective lithium alternative

Feb 14, 2018 United States
Sodium-ion batteries might soon provide a less expensive, viable alternative to lithium-ion batteries. The new technology also would help solve material sustainability issues by alleviating the mining of lithium - a diminishing resource.
New fuel cell has exceptional power density and stability

New fuel cell has exceptional power density and stability

Feb 13, 2018 United States
A team of researchers has created a new fuel cell offering both exceptional power densities and long-term stability at optimal temperatures, a discovery that heightens the viability of incorporating fuel cells into a sustainable energy future.
Drone light show breaks Guinness World Records

Drone light show breaks Guinness World Records

Feb 12, 2018 Korea
1,218 I drones made history for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 Opening Ceremony with the Winter Olympics' first-ever drone light show that also set a Guinness World Records title for the "most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously."
Porsche doubles e-mobility investment

Porsche doubles e-mobility investment

Feb 9, 2018 United States
Porsche has been putting together an unprecedented future development plan: By 2022, the sports car manufacturer will invest more than six billion euros in e-mobility, focusing on both plug-in hybrids and purely electric vehicles.
Webinar Thursday 22 February - Electric Buses 2018-2038

Webinar Thursday 22 February - Electric Buses 2018-2038

Feb 9, 2018 Worldwide
IDTechEx will be holding a free webinar on Thursday 22 February titled Electric Buses 2018-2038.
Advanced aluminium alloys are set to take off

Advanced aluminium alloys are set to take off

Feb 8, 2018 Worldwide
Lightweight metals are forecast to enter a growth phase as both material maturity and market drivers become aligned. IDTechEx has released a new technical report on this topic, Lightweight Metals 2018-2028: Forecasts, Developments, Players, which provides extensive coverage of this field based on analyst-led primary research.
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Electric Vehicles at CES 2018

Electric Vehicles at CES 2018

Feb 7, 2018 Worldwide, North America (USA + Canada)
IDTechEx analysts attended CES 2018. Key themes from automotive companies and suppliers were not only the vehicles themselves, but the increasing intersection between autonomy, connectivity and electrification through partnerships and ambitious technology development roadmaps.
YASA opens new 100,000 unit Oxford production facility

YASA opens new 100,000 unit Oxford production facility

Feb 7, 2018 United Kingdom
YASA's new Oxford production facility was officially opened by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP.
Recycling and reusing worn cathodes to make new lithium ion batteries

Recycling and reusing worn cathodes to make new lithium ion batteries

Feb 6, 2018 United States
Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed an energy-efficient recycling process that restores used cathodes from spent lithium ion batteries and makes them work just as good as new. The process involves harvesting the degraded cathode particles from a used battery and then boiling and heat treating them. Researchers built new batteries using the regenerated cathodes. Charge storage capacity, charging time and battery…
IDTechEx TVHotel guests get a kick out of self-parking slippers

Hotel guests get a kick out of self-parking slippers

Feb 6, 2018 Japan
Combining the ultimate in traditional hospitality with Nissan's autonomous driving technology, one Japanese inn is treating guests to some unusual amenities: self-parking slippers, tables and floor cushions.