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Audi and Hyundai cooperation on fuel cell technology

Audi and Hyundai cooperation on fuel cell technology

Jul 20, 2018 Korea
AUDI AG and Hyundai Motor Group are driving the development of fuel cell technology. The two companies plan to cross-license patents and grant access to non-competitive components.
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Highlights from Farnborough Air Show 2018

Highlights from Farnborough Air Show 2018

Jul 20, 2018
This premium article will give some of the key conversations with the most technically innovative companies that IDTechEx analysts spoke while at the show.
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Remotely piloted aircraft completes transatlantic mission

Remotely piloted aircraft completes transatlantic mission

Jul 20, 2018 United Kingdom
A Medium-altitude, Long-endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft produced by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc made history as it landed at the Royal Air Force, Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK and became the first MALE RPA to successfully complete a trans-Atlantic flight.
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Volta Energy Technologies announces investment in Conamix

Volta Energy Technologies announces investment in Conamix

Jul 19, 2018 United States
Volta Energy Technologies is investing in Conamix, a technology startup based in Ithaca, New York. Conamix has developed a breakthrough material and process for creating low-cost, high-energy, and cobalt-free electrode materials for lithium-based batteries.
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IDTechEx TVUltralight all-electric personal aerial vehicle

Ultralight all-electric personal aerial vehicle

Jul 18, 2018 United States
OPENER has revealed BlackFly; the world's first ultralight all-electric fixed-wing extreme short/vertical take-off and landing aircraft. BlackFly is a single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle with simple controls requiring no special skills to master and operate safely.
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Tritium fast chargers as part of strategic network rollout

Tritium fast chargers as part of strategic network rollout

Jul 18, 2018 Netherlands, Hungary
NKM Mobilitas Ltd in Hungary recently ordered the first 12 Veefil-RT 50kW DC fast chargers from Tritium, the leading international specialist in DC charging infrastructure solutions for the electric vehicle market.
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$400 million from the VW Mitigation Trust for new all-electric buses

$400 million from the VW Mitigation Trust for new all-electric buses

Jul 18, 2018 United States
GreenPower Motor Company Inc announces that 10 States have recently released their proposed mitigation plans with $400 million available to purchase new all-electric school, transit and shuttle buses from the VW Mitigation Trust.
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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.