Innovations in EV Wireless Charging, Duel-Fuel Engines, Wave Prediction, Silk Biopolymers, Composite Foams, Magnesium Parts Production, Cellulose Nanofibers, ADAS, and Road Side Units

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Published: 25 Jan 2019

This Mobility Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) highlights advancements in electric vehicle wireless charging, dual-fuel engines, wave prediction, silk biopolymers, composite foams, magnesium parts production, cellulose nanofibers, fleet management, VR simulators, real-time smart parking services for drivers, reinforcement learning approach for autonomous vehicles, road side units with C-V2X and DSRC connectivity, and C-V2X on-board and roadside units. The purpose of the Mobility Technology TOE is to raise awareness of global technology innovations in self-propelled ground-based mobile platforms that are not only technically significant, but potentially offering commercial value. Each monthly TOE provides subscribers valuable descriptions and analyses of 10 noteworthy innovations. The main focus is on highway-licensed motor vehicles (light, medium and heavy). Passenger cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, scooters and railway locomotives are within the product scope, energized by any fuel. Many of the innovations concern powertrains (internal combustion engines, turbines, battery electrics, fuel cell electrics, hybrid-electrics), as well as drivetrains (including transmissions), interiors--seating and displays, advanced materials--as for body/chassis, wireless connectivity, and self-driving technology that is currently receiving so much attention. The A&T TOE outlines and evaluates each innovation, notes which organizations and developers are involved, projects the likely timing for commercialization, furnishes a patent analysis, and provides valuable strategic insights for industry stakeholders. The Advanced Manufacturing and Automation (AMA) Cluster covers technologies that enable clean, lean and flexible manufacturing and industrial automation. Technologies such as three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) printing, wireless sensors and networks, information and communication technology, multimaterial joining, composites manufacturing, digital manufacturing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, lasers, advanced software, and printing techniques, are covered as part of this cluster. The technologies covered here impact a wide range of industries, such as the impact semiconductor, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, industrial, healthcare, logistics, and electronics industries. Keywords: Electric vehicles, wireless charging, diesel engines, bioethanol, duel-fuel, wave prediction, radar, biopolymers, biocomposites, foams, magnesium; cellulose nanofibers, defense armor, fleet management, virtual reality simulators, smart parking, autonomous vehicles, road side unit(RSU), C-V2X, DSRC, on-board unit (OBU)


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