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Printed and flexible electronics in vehicles: a $5.5bn opportunity

Printed and flexible electronics in vehicles: a $5.5bn opportunity

Jan 27, 2016 1 Worldwide
Printed and flexible electronics are beginning to proliferate, with a variety of components and devices coming to market. Several end-user verticals are expected to benefit from the host of advantages these technologies offer and the automotive sector is no exception.
Sydney launches world's first e-paper traffic signs

Sydney launches world's first e-paper traffic signs

Aug 3, 2015 Australia
Australian Road and Maritime Services has installed e-paper traffic signs on Sydney roads, representing the first time that electronic ink, a technology best known from e-book readers and smart watches, has been used in traffic signage
World's first multitouch, button-free 3D shaped panel for automotive

World's first multitouch, button-free 3D shaped panel for automotive

Mar 17, 2015 Germany, Finland
A pioneering 3D encapsulated touch sensor for the automotive industry.
3D electronic printing holds promise of applications for soldiers

3D electronic printing holds promise of applications for soldiers

Jan 6, 2014 United States
As researchers at Picatinny Arsenal explore the potential of 3-dimensional printing, they envision the potential to embed a radio antenna on the side of a Soldier's helmet, or print sensors directly onto a weapon or even an article of clothing.
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Interlink Electronics' MicroModule integrated in Daisy Data

Interlink Electronics' MicroModule integrated in Daisy Data

Nov 28, 2012 35 United States
Interlink Electronics, Inc. has announced that Daisy Data has integrated Interlink's MicroModule, "mouse" pointing module into the latest Daisy Data 19 inch military PC-Fleetmate PC, their specifically designed solution for shipboard systems.
Printed Electronics for Electric Vehicles

Printed Electronics for Electric Vehicles

Feb 3, 2012 Worldwide
More and more giant corporations are buying into printed electrics by acquiring companies partly or wholly in the field. The world's second largest chemical company Dow bought Rohm & Haas (materials), 3M bought into Printechnologics (printed patterns read by mobile phones) and DuPont bought Innovalight (nanosilicon layers to increase photovoltaic efficiency).
Electric vehicle value chain is changing

Electric vehicle value chain is changing

Jun 15, 2011 Worldwide
Currently the key enabling technologies in electric vehicles are motors, batteries and control systems. For the next ten years, add to that energy harvesting, supercapacitors (ultracapacitors) and range extenders that replace internal combustion engines in hybrids, notably fuel cells and mini turbines.
Swimming with sensors

Swimming with sensors

Jun 13, 2011 United States
Sensors printed onto the sleeves of wetsuits could alert the wearer to contaminated water. Navy divers could also use the sensors to locate underwater explosives, such as mines.
Electric vehicle infrastructure surprises

Electric vehicle infrastructure surprises

Jun 13, 2011 Worldwide
Electric vehicle charging infrastructure will see a frenzy of change over the next ten years. That will involve how it is made and installed, how it operates and even whether it is needed at all. For example, the 1.3 million electric vehicles for the disabled, obese and elderly being sold this year will rise to over three million in 2021 and none of them will have a charging station - you simply plug them into a regular socket. Registering that…
BASF entering into electrolyte activities

BASF entering into electrolyte activities

Jun 10, 2011 Germany
BASF is entering the business of electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries (LIB) and is forming a global electrolytes team in its Intermediates division for this purpose. By adding electrolytes to its existing portfolio for the LIB industry, BASF is able to offer another key component for the battery technology.
Boxster E prototypes

Boxster E prototypes

Jun 10, 2011 Germany
The Boxster E, with one electric motor apiece on front and rear axle, runs on purely electric power with four-wheel drive and is equivalent to a Boxster S in terms of driving dynamics. Together with two other Boxster Es, in which an electric motor drives the rear wheels, the prototype is being used to explore the everyday practicality of all-electric vehicles and how they are used, especially in terms of driving and battery charging. What the…