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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.
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.
Why Europe is More Primed for Autonomous Vehicles Than China
The KPMG Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index places four European countries among the top ten best prepared to deal with autonomous vehicles. China is ranked 16th on the index of 20 countries, which includes four factors in the total score calculation: policy and legislation, technology and innovation, infrastructure, and consumer acceptance.
Will Brexit Cripple Automobile Manufacturing in the UK?
Brexit has been one of the most discussed topics in the UK in the past year. The implications of a deal or no-deal consensus between the UK and EU will affect every facet of the economy due to the multi-level trade agreements the country has had with EU member states for decades. More specifically, a no-deal Brexit will certainly impact the vehicle manufacturing industry.
EU Commission Approves $2 Billion Public Funds for High-End Chips and Driverless Cars Research
IoT technologies have added another layer to the meaning of a digital single market, a policy the European Union has been pushing forward since the adoption of the Digital Single Market Strategy in May 2015. The Internet of Things is connecting virtual and physical touch points and dissolving many of the previously unshakable cross-border limitations and will continue to do so, thus changing the tapestry of societies as we know them.
Why We’re Stuck with Lithium-ion Batteries (Maybe Forever)
Lithium-ion batteries not only mark the present—they may well be the future, too. Consumer demand, especially in the EV industry, is both pressuring and incentivising manufacturers such as Tesla to keep the power supplies alive and kicking for the foreseeable future.
In Defense of Autonomous Vehicles: Why Self-Driving Cars Are Closer Than You Think
Autonomous vehicles have been a hot topic for some time now, but even still, they're met with the disdain from many engineers. Despite this lack of support, these vehicles are coming, and there are only a few roadblocks in their way.
From Startups to Tesla: Engineer and Entrepreneur Tom Jensen Talks Leadership
After heading up three separate startups, Tom Jensen witnessed Tesla's Model S launch after taking on a senior management role in the company's test infrastructure team. Through it all, he learned that the best startups and teams benefit from a great leader.