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Flash-charging connection technology powers electric buses

Flash-charging connection technology powers electric buses

Oct 27, 2017 France
ABB has won a $20 million order from Swiss bus manufacturer HESS to supply its flash-charging technology for 20 e-buses and related infrastructure for the French city of Nantes.
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Electric vehicles deliver two killer blows

Electric vehicles deliver two killer blows

Oct 27, 2017
The total cost of ownership of an electric vehicle is usually lower than the TCO of the smoking alternative but that is just the beginning.
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Electrode materials from the microwave oven

Electrode materials from the microwave oven

Oct 27, 2017 Germany
Power on the go is in demand: The higher the battery capacity, the larger the range of electric cars and the longer the operating time of cell phones and laptops.
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IDTechEx TVIsrael's first underwater robotic vehicle

Israel's first underwater robotic vehicle

Oct 26, 2017 Israel
Ben-Gurion University introduces Israel's first underwater robotic vehicle.
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NASCAR, JCDecaux, Galvani and Terrafugia to open the IDTechEx Show!

NASCAR, JCDecaux, Galvani and Terrafugia to open the IDTechEx Show!

Oct 26, 2017
Opening the IDTechEx Show! in Santa Clara, Nov 15-16, are four select Cornerstone presentations which will showcase how new technologies are coming to market which solve big problems created by changing demographics and global megatrends, from mobility to healthcare to enabling the ubiquity of electronics.
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Drone delivery: publicity stunt or game changer in instant fulfilment?

Drone delivery: publicity stunt or game changer in instant fulfilment?

Oct 26, 2017 Worldwide
The idea of drone delivery sharply divides commentator opinion: some dismiss it as a mere publicity stunt whilst others consider it a game changer that will bring near instant product fulfilment to e-commerce, stripping traditional shops of their last major differentiator.
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Electric motors based on reluctance torque

Electric motors based on reluctance torque

Oct 25, 2017 1 United Kingdom
RETORQ Motors company designs and manufactures advanced electric traction motors-generators based on its proprietary RETORQ axial flux REluctance TORQue motor technology.
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Corvus Energy powers industry's first hybrid fish processing vessel

Corvus Energy powers industry's first hybrid fish processing vessel

Oct 24, 2017 Canada
Corvus Energy has been selected by Wärtsilä as the supplier of a lithium ion based energy storage system for the world's first full service hybrid fish farm processing and transport vessel.
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Record for longest range of an electric vehicle

Record for longest range of an electric vehicle

Oct 23, 2017 United States
IT Asset Partners have claimed the official Guinness Book of World Records title for the Longest Range of an Electric Vehicle by traveling more than 1600 kilometers at the Auto Club Speedway of California in Fontana over a two day consecutive run.
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IDTechEx TVAustralia trials delivery drones

Australia trials delivery drones

Oct 20, 2017 Australia
Over the past few years, Project Wing has conducted thousands of flights to get their drone delivery technology ready for everyday use.
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A report from eMove 360 in Munich, Germany

A report from eMove 360 in Munich, Germany

Oct 19, 2017 Worldwide, Germany
IDTechEx analyst Dr Lorenzo Grande reports on his time at this years eMove 360 event.
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Record Number of Exhibitors for the IDTechEx Show! on Nov 15-16

Record Number of Exhibitors for the IDTechEx Show! on Nov 15-16

Oct 19, 2017
245 organizations from 23 countries will be exhibiting at the IDTechEx Show! on November 15-16 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California.
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VW fails to secure long-term cobalt supply for electric vehicles

VW fails to secure long-term cobalt supply for electric vehicles

Oct 19, 2017 Germany
Volkswagen has failed to secure a long-term supply of cobalt used in electrical vehicle batteries.
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Flexible Electronics: The Big Winner So Far in Printed Electronics

Flexible Electronics: The Big Winner So Far in Printed Electronics

Oct 18, 2017 Worldwide
Exploring the commercialization of flexible electronics, one of the key focus points of this year's Printed Electronics USA event on November 15-16 in Santa Clara, CA.
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First fully autonomous vehicle testing in New York State

First fully autonomous vehicle testing in New York State

Oct 18, 2017 United States
General Motors and Cruise Automation are applying to begin the first sustained testing of vehicles in fully autonomous mode in New York State in early 2018.
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Mobile warehouse and logistic robots: start-up scene is hot

Mobile warehouse and logistic robots: start-up scene is hot

Oct 17, 2017 Worldwide
In this article, we provide an overview explaining the major technology changes and market trends that underpin this growing interest. We will also consider how the future will look like, discussing the rapid rise and fall of multiple technologies.
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Launch of European battery alliance

Launch of European battery alliance

Oct 17, 2017 Europe
Battery alliance announced in Brussels aims to expedite European battery cell manufacturing.
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First AI computer to make robotaxis a reality

First AI computer to make robotaxis a reality

Oct 17, 2017 Europe
NVIDIA has unveiled the world's first artificial intelligence computer designed to drive fully autonomous robotaxis.
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A report from EVS30 in Stuttgart

A report from EVS30 in Stuttgart

Oct 16, 2017 Worldwide
Analyst Lorenzo Grande was at EVS30 in Stuttgart to learn about new developments and products, as well as to attend the co-located conference on batteries and fuel cells.
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Comprehensive mobility ecosystem

Comprehensive mobility ecosystem

Oct 16, 2017 Switzerland
With the "Snap" concept vehicle, Rinspeed shows off a comprehensive approach for how this could work: For the first time, the vehicles also offer meaningful immobile use, because the chassis and the body structures go their separate ways.