The Biggest Complaints Related to Buying EVs
Whether we like it or not, the future of transportation seems to be electric. But should we be welcoming them with open arms? Electric cars are supposed to be better for the environment, offer optimal performance (at least in terms of acceleration), and promise lower ownership costs than gas-powered vehicles. But, things aren’t quite that simple. In this article, we will consider some of the difficulties facing EVs and an all-electric future.
The HaptX Gloves: ‘Hands-on’ Haptic VR and How it Works
For engineers, HMIs, particularly those in VR and AR, are becoming an increasingly relied-upon approach to the design and manufacture of products, especially in the automotive industry. But aside from the audiovisual benefits of immersive computing, the user experience ideally needs to be tactile, too; and this is where haptic wearables, such as HaptX Gloves, come in.
Medical Devices are Leading the IoT Revolution, Not Consumer Ones
The IoT has opened the doors to endless opportunities within healthcare and medicine. When your ordinary, run of the mill medical devices are supplemented with connectivity and added to the IoT, they can collect invaluable information, data, and provide healthcare professionals with greater insight into the patient.
Moore’s Law is Dead. What Happens Next?
Since 1965, computer engineers have lived by the words of Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, that the density of transistors that can be crammed onto a chip will double every 12 months. But, Moore’s Law is more of an observation and an extrapolation of trends than a genuine law of nature. Technology struggled to keep up and, within a decade, the optimistic 12-month prediction had extended to 18 months then, later, to 24 months.
T&M Devices That Will Speed Up Commercialisation of Solid-state Batteries
Solid-state batteries are expected to usher in an era of safer, more compact, and higher density batteries with fast-charging capabilities. These new generation batteries have been hailed as the future of electric cars, but their commercialisation still hangs in the balance.
It’s Time to Switch to Green 3D Printing
3D printing has been widely touted as a 'green' alternative to traditional manufacturing: first, because it generates little waste compared to conventional manufacturing techniques; and second, because it significantly eliminates the environmental costs of transportation, logistics, maintenance, and storage.
Arm’s VP of IoT Cloud Services Shares The Greatest Challenges in IoT Utilities
As the IoT grows ever more crucial, the same goes for efficient and secure IoT deployments, especially in the increasingly-regulated utilities space. EP’s Sam Holland talked to SVP of software giant Arm’s IoT Cloud Services division, Himagiri Mukkamala about his experience of optimising IoT solutions in the utilities sector, particularly in relation to Arm’s recent partnership with smart meter manufacturer, EDMI.
Things European Tech Start-ups Do Better Than U.S. Ones
Despite hundreds of years' worth of cultural exchange, the differences between the European and U.S. start-up ecosystems are staggering. While the U.S. has long since been understood to be the ideal place to launch a start-up, there are several things that European tech start-ups do better than their U.S. counterparts.
Multi-chip Modules That Meet Growing High Performance and Miniaturisation Standards
Due to the growing demand for compactness and greater efficiency in consumer electronics, Internet of Things, aerospace, defence, biotechnology industries and more, manufacturers face the challenge of designing systems with greater miniaturisation while being increasingly powerful. To achieve this, engineers must utilise smaller, more efficient components.
AI and Medtech: Where Are We Headed?
Technology is rapidly evolving and changing the nature of our world. Certain ideas and concepts that would have been written off as sci-fi fantasy nonsense a couple of decades ago—i.e. artificial intelligence—are becoming more and more common in our digital world.
AC-DC Power Filters That Amplify Electronics Performance at Lower Cost
It’s common to face at least a few, if not an array of typical problems with electrical circuit performance. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is just one we point out as a common issue of poor-performing power circuits that in turn affects the components of the electronic device they belong to.
Barriers to IoT Medical Devices
The question of whether the IoT is revolutionising healthcare has long since been answered—IoT medical devices are completely changing the industry as we know it. Every new opportunity faces barriers and resistance, though, and IoT medical devices aren't immune from these.