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Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 22, 2017
Airbus and Williams Advanced Engineering technology collaboration

Airbus and Williams Advanced Engineering technology collaboration

Under the terms of a newly signed MoU, the two companies will examine in particular applications that may combine Williams' innovation culture, lightweight composites and battery expertise with Airbus' Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) programme.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 21, 2017
BMW turns HQ into giant batteries as it hits target

BMW turns HQ into giant batteries as it hits target

The BMW Group has sold 100,000 electrified vehicles in 2017, hitting its annual target and signifying an important shift in consumers mindsets towards their individual carbon footprints. This is more than 60 percent up from the 62,255 electric cars BMW sold last year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 20, 2017
Off Grid Steals the Emperor's Clothes

Off Grid Steals the Emperor's Clothes

On grid electricity has demonstrated outstanding reliability, flexibility and cost advantages for the last century, off grid production declining as a percentage of the mix - the "use it if you have to" option. However, as off grid costs have tumbled and grid prices have rarely dropped at all, it is off grid sources that increasingly claim the crown of reliability, flexibility and cost.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 20, 2017
First Finnish robot car to challenge snow and ice

First Finnish robot car to challenge snow and ice

Martti, the robot car developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, is the first automated car to have driven fully autonomously on a real snow-covered road.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 19, 2017
2,800 charging stations to be installed across the US

2,800 charging stations to be installed across the US

Electrify America LLC announced that it will install more than 2,800 workplace and residential charging stations by June 2019 in 17 of the biggest metropolitan areas in the United States.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 18, 2017
Australian solar train ready

Australian solar train ready

The train operates on energy from the sun. Solar panels on the train and train storage shed will generate the equivalent amount of energy required to operate the train daily, charging the on-board battery bank.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 14, 2017
IDTechEx TVIDTechEx Show! USA 2017 IDTechEx opening Cornerstone

IDTechEx Show! USA 2017 IDTechEx opening Cornerstone

Raghu Das introduced the technologies covered and an introduction to the IDTechEx Show! USA 2017
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 14, 2017
Advance in perception and motion planning for autonomous vehicles

Advance in perception and motion planning for autonomous vehicles

iDAR, a new form of intelligent data collection that enables rapid, dynamic perception and path planning. iDAR (Intelligent Detection and Ranging) combines the world's first agile MOEMS LiDAR, pre-fused with a low-light camera and embedded artificial intelligence - creating software-definable and extensible hardware that can adapt to real-time demands.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Report on IDTechEx Show! USA 2017

Report on IDTechEx Show! USA 2017

The following article summarises some of the key observations made by IDTechEx analysts during the IDTechEx Show! It contains details of many of the companies demonstrating products during the exhibition, notable presentations given and summaries of relevant conversations and recent updates.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
What the European Commission is doing to foster battery innovation

What the European Commission is doing to foster battery innovation

As proof of IDTechEx's long-standing collaboration with the EU Commission, technology analyst Lorenzo Grande was invited to deliver a talk on the state of the art of battery manufacturing and how Europe can catch up with its Asian and North American competitors. A selection of the slides presented during the meeting have been included at the end of this premium article.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 12, 2017
Off Grid Zero Emission: Better Than Grid Extension and Gensets Now

Off Grid Zero Emission: Better Than Grid Extension and Gensets Now

The improving business cases for off grid are a contrast to much grid supply, where high voltage grid extension at a swingeing $1-6 million per mile is not involved, nor even low voltage extension at $15k-50k. It attracts where grids are being neglected or are based on bad choices increasing prices.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 12, 2017
Strong demand for the Panamera with hybrid drive

Strong demand for the Panamera with hybrid drive

Around 60 per cent of all new Panamera models that have been delivered in Europe were equipped with a hybrid drive. The new Panamera plug-in hybrid models were launched on the European market in June 2017.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 8, 2017
Hearing hybrid and electric vehicles while quieting noise pollution

Hearing hybrid and electric vehicles while quieting noise pollution

Europe, as well as most of the world, faces a future with hybrid or pure electronic road vehicles that rely on alternative drive chains. But these low-emission vehicles are considered too quiet for hearing-impaired pedestrians, so the European Union is mandating that they be equipped with acoustic vehicle alerting systems.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 8, 2017
Device makes power conversion more efficient

Device makes power conversion more efficient

New design could dramatically cut energy waste in electric vehicles, data centers, and the power grid.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 8, 2017
IDTechEx TVRange Extenders for Electric Vehicles

Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles

While plenty of options for plug-in vehicles now flood the market at seemingly low prices, drivers soon realize most electric options only get them thirty to eighty miles on a single charge.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 7, 2017
Robo-vehicle mobility service

Robo-vehicle mobility service

Nissan and DeNA Co unveiled the Easy Ride brand for the new robo-vehicle mobility service that the two companies are developing jointly. The companies also announced plans for a field test with public participation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 7, 2017
When solar-powered drones meet Arctic glaciers

When solar-powered drones meet Arctic glaciers

Solar-powered flying platforms have yet to prove their real-world applicability outside of targeted demonstrations. Monitoring glaciers in polar regions is in pole position to become a primary application, as the midnight sun offers ideal conditions for perpetual flights.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 6, 2017
Breakthrough in clean diesel research

Breakthrough in clean diesel research

A breakthrough in catalysis research by academics at the Universities of St Andrews and Newcastle could lead to the development of clean diesel engine technology and help combat air pollution.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Advanced Engineering Conference 2017

Advanced Engineering Conference 2017

This show had a 15% attendee increase and have stated the exhibitors will be 35% higher for 2018. This article includes documents in which IDTechEx analysts in attendance highlighted some of the key innovations and takeaways from this exhibition and open conference.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 5, 2017
Autonomous shuttle for smart cities

Autonomous shuttle for smart cities

Fisker Inc is entering an alliance with Hakim Unique Group, to develop an autonomous shuttle for smart cities across the globe.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 22, 2017
Airbus and Williams Advanced Engineering technology collaboration

Airbus and Williams Advanced Engineering technology collaboration

Under the terms of a newly signed MoU, the two companies will examine in particular applications that may combine Williams' innovation culture, lightweight composites and battery expertise with Airbus' Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) programme.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 20, 2017
Off Grid Steals the Emperor's Clothes

Off Grid Steals the Emperor's Clothes

On grid electricity has demonstrated outstanding reliability, flexibility and cost advantages for the last century, off grid production declining as a percentage of the mix - the "use it if you have to" option. However, as off grid costs have tumbled and grid prices have rarely dropped at all, it is off grid sources that increasingly claim the crown of reliability, flexibility and cost.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 19, 2017
2,800 charging stations to be installed across the US

2,800 charging stations to be installed across the US

Electrify America LLC announced that it will install more than 2,800 workplace and residential charging stations by June 2019 in 17 of the biggest metropolitan areas in the United States.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 14, 2017
IDTechEx TVIDTechEx Show! USA 2017 IDTechEx opening Cornerstone

IDTechEx Show! USA 2017 IDTechEx opening Cornerstone

Raghu Das introduced the technologies covered and an introduction to the IDTechEx Show! USA 2017
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Report on IDTechEx Show! USA 2017

Report on IDTechEx Show! USA 2017

The following article summarises some of the key observations made by IDTechEx analysts during the IDTechEx Show! It contains details of many of the companies demonstrating products during the exhibition, notable presentations given and summaries of relevant conversations and recent updates.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 12, 2017
Off Grid Zero Emission: Better Than Grid Extension and Gensets Now

Off Grid Zero Emission: Better Than Grid Extension and Gensets Now

The improving business cases for off grid are a contrast to much grid supply, where high voltage grid extension at a swingeing $1-6 million per mile is not involved, nor even low voltage extension at $15k-50k. It attracts where grids are being neglected or are based on bad choices increasing prices.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 8, 2017
Hearing hybrid and electric vehicles while quieting noise pollution

Hearing hybrid and electric vehicles while quieting noise pollution

Europe, as well as most of the world, faces a future with hybrid or pure electronic road vehicles that rely on alternative drive chains. But these low-emission vehicles are considered too quiet for hearing-impaired pedestrians, so the European Union is mandating that they be equipped with acoustic vehicle alerting systems.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 8, 2017
IDTechEx TVRange Extenders for Electric Vehicles

Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles

While plenty of options for plug-in vehicles now flood the market at seemingly low prices, drivers soon realize most electric options only get them thirty to eighty miles on a single charge.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 7, 2017
When solar-powered drones meet Arctic glaciers

When solar-powered drones meet Arctic glaciers

Solar-powered flying platforms have yet to prove their real-world applicability outside of targeted demonstrations. Monitoring glaciers in polar regions is in pole position to become a primary application, as the midnight sun offers ideal conditions for perpetual flights.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Advanced Engineering Conference 2017

Advanced Engineering Conference 2017

This show had a 15% attendee increase and have stated the exhibitors will be 35% higher for 2018. This article includes documents in which IDTechEx analysts in attendance highlighted some of the key innovations and takeaways from this exhibition and open conference.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 21, 2017
BMW turns HQ into giant batteries as it hits target

BMW turns HQ into giant batteries as it hits target

The BMW Group has sold 100,000 electrified vehicles in 2017, hitting its annual target and signifying an important shift in consumers mindsets towards their individual carbon footprints. This is more than 60 percent up from the 62,255 electric cars BMW sold last year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 20, 2017
First Finnish robot car to challenge snow and ice

First Finnish robot car to challenge snow and ice

Martti, the robot car developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, is the first automated car to have driven fully autonomously on a real snow-covered road.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 18, 2017
Australian solar train ready

Australian solar train ready

The train operates on energy from the sun. Solar panels on the train and train storage shed will generate the equivalent amount of energy required to operate the train daily, charging the on-board battery bank.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 14, 2017
Advance in perception and motion planning for autonomous vehicles

Advance in perception and motion planning for autonomous vehicles

iDAR, a new form of intelligent data collection that enables rapid, dynamic perception and path planning. iDAR (Intelligent Detection and Ranging) combines the world's first agile MOEMS LiDAR, pre-fused with a low-light camera and embedded artificial intelligence - creating software-definable and extensible hardware that can adapt to real-time demands.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
What the European Commission is doing to foster battery innovation

What the European Commission is doing to foster battery innovation

As proof of IDTechEx's long-standing collaboration with the EU Commission, technology analyst Lorenzo Grande was invited to deliver a talk on the state of the art of battery manufacturing and how Europe can catch up with its Asian and North American competitors. A selection of the slides presented during the meeting have been included at the end of this premium article.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 12, 2017
Strong demand for the Panamera with hybrid drive

Strong demand for the Panamera with hybrid drive

Around 60 per cent of all new Panamera models that have been delivered in Europe were equipped with a hybrid drive. The new Panamera plug-in hybrid models were launched on the European market in June 2017.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 8, 2017
Device makes power conversion more efficient

Device makes power conversion more efficient

New design could dramatically cut energy waste in electric vehicles, data centers, and the power grid.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 7, 2017
Robo-vehicle mobility service

Robo-vehicle mobility service

Nissan and DeNA Co unveiled the Easy Ride brand for the new robo-vehicle mobility service that the two companies are developing jointly. The companies also announced plans for a field test with public participation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 6, 2017
Breakthrough in clean diesel research

Breakthrough in clean diesel research

A breakthrough in catalysis research by academics at the Universities of St Andrews and Newcastle could lead to the development of clean diesel engine technology and help combat air pollution.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 5, 2017
Autonomous shuttle for smart cities

Autonomous shuttle for smart cities

Fisker Inc is entering an alliance with Hakim Unique Group, to develop an autonomous shuttle for smart cities across the globe.