Monday, 30 May 2016

Google to Enter into One-Of-Its-Kind Collaboration with Fiat Chrysler to Build 100 Driverless Cars

Google’s most-sought after search for finding an automaker partner to expand its existing self-driving test program has finally ended. The technology giant’s self-driving technology will be integrated into Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans; the new self-driving cars will not be any car but minivan. Google announced this week that it has inked a deal with the Italian-American car maker Fiat Chrysler to build as many as 100 driverless Pacifica minivans. We will be seeing first ones to hit the road as early as this year end.


Thursday, 19 May 2016

Aircraft Fuel Systems Market By Application & Engine Type

System that enables the staff to pump, deliver and even manage fuel to APU and propulsion system of the aircraft is termed as aircraft fuel systems market. Furthermore, these fuel systems may vary depending upon the various performance of an aircraft, where the system is installed. Besides this, the key function of the fuel system is that it works as shut -off valve. Secondly, it enables the pilot select, which tank would feed the aircraft engine. Several aircraft have both left and right tank options available.


Power Transformers Market By Power Rating and Industry

Power transformers are used to connect electrical networks of different range voltages. They enable an exchange of power between these networks. Power transformers have a wide range of applications across various industries such as chemical plants, mining, etc. The market is driven by increasing power consumption, favourable government regulations and evolving technologies in developed countries. However, the volatile price of raw materials significantly hinders the adoption of power transformers. There is a growing demand for renewable and environmentally friendly energy sources. This greatly boosts the global power transformer market. Increasing energy consumption and the energy crisis in developing economies has brought the very efficient power transformers to the forefront in countries such as China, India, Brazil, Canada and Germany. The key players profiled in the report are ABB Ltd, BHEL, Alstom SA, Toshiba Corp., Mitsubishi Electric Corp., and Siemens Energy.


Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Mosquito Repellent Market - Opportunities and Forecasts, 2015 - 2022

Wide variety of chemical and natural ingredient based mosquito repellents are being used to keep the mosquitoes away and prevent mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, Zika virus, and others. Popularly used chemical ingredients in the preparation of mosquito repellents include diethyl carbonate, ethyl hexane diol, N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide (DEET), and diethyl phthalate. Moreover, natural substances such as Lemon Eucalyptus Oil, Lavender, Cinnamon Oil, Soybean Oil and others are used in herbal repellents. Adoption of such natural ingredients based mosquito repellents is increasing to avoid problems such as skin rashes, allergies and others.

Sports and Fitness Clothing Market Size, Share 2014 - 2020


Individual and team sports and fitness activities are on the rise, globally. The trend towards healthier habits, emergence of new sports, adoption of an active lifestyle, increasing incomes in developing countries and popularity of physical fitness activities amongst women are factors driving the sports and fitness clothing market. The growing trend of casual wear in the workplace and rising demand from teenagers also serve to fuel market growth. The growing emphasis on product performance and comfort is also a driving force of the industry; it has contributed to the rising demand for premium, high quality sportswear that is also fashionable. In order to design new styles of clothing and widen their product lines, sports clothing companies are collaborating with fashion designers. This has led to a number of mergers and acquisitions in the market. Friction reduction, lightness, stretching ability, water resistance and temperature regulation are some innovations in fabrics, which will influence the market.


Transportation Security Technology Market 2014 - 2020

Transportation security constitutes of various systems and services to provide security in all modes of transportation’s, viz. airways, waterways, roadways, and railways. The topic aims to provide an intense study on the security solutions exclusively used in transportation field. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is an agency of the U.S department of Homeland Security that exercises authority over the public transport in US. The transportation security market is lucrative market due to increase in security requirements and rapid change in regulatory requirements. The research focuses on the various technologies used in securing the modes of transports.

The significant increase in the transportation security market is due its advanced security methods. The constant need of public safety, massive infrastructural development and business continuity are some of the major drivers for the growth of this market. A huge number of passengers travel through all modes of transport; therefore, such modes of transport are vulnerable to terrorist attacks, which gives the transportation security technology a further push towards growth. Implementing the security applications in all modes of transportation and its high investment cost are the some challenges in this market.

Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Market Forecasts, 2014 - 2020

The increasing number of mega cities and the population growth in developed and developing countries has increased the importance of deploying an intelligent transport system (ITS). ITS system constitutes both, road transport and an efficient metro/underground rail system. ITS involves the revamp of overall technological aspects such as GPS, Carrier Access for Land Mobiles (CALM), Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) etc. Globally, the concerned government departments understand the importance of implementing an efficient ITS system, which is an important driving factor for the market growth.

Friday, 13 May 2016

Automated Fare Collection System for Seamless Transit Transactions

Convenience factor associated with automated fare collection system, for both agency and riders, acts as the trump card in public transit market.

Recent installations of automated fare collection system for public transit facilities, have been a shot-in-the-arm for converting ridership volumes into financial revenues. Contemporary vendors present exemplary modular, open solutions catering to operational needs and revenue growth objectives.

Various units add up to provide a networked and distributed system, compliant to set industry standards. Transit agencies gain cost-effective assistance that aids transportation device management, handling process data for devices, processing transaction history for fee settlements, placing charges and revenue as per operator allocation, and establishing an interface between functional tiers.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

More than infotainment: Panasonic on self-driving cars and Tesla’s battery factory

The company is working on new human-machine interfaces for the car.


Everyone wants a slice of the self-driving car market, and we can now add electronics giant Panasonic to that list. Tom Gebhardt, head of Panasonic's US automotive division spelled out the company's plans in an interview with Automotive News. He said that Panasonic has ideas about the way we interact with autonomous cars, which the company will develop out of its expertise with infotainment systems.

The company is also working closely with Tesla on the battery "Gigafactory" in Nevada, which will be key to Tesla's ability to deliver almost 400,000 Model 3 electric vehicles to those in that gigantic queue of preorders. Gebhardt wasn't able to put a number on Panasonic's contribution to the factory—apparently that's down to Tesla—but he said that the company would "do what we need to do to assure supply."

Thursday, 5 May 2016

GeoOrbital Wheel adds an electric motor to your bike in 60 seconds


I enjoy riding my bike around town. I don't do it often enough, but when I do, it's nice to be able to travel around, get some breeze in my face, and just enjoy being outside. Of course, sometimes I just want to enjoy that without all of the hard work of pedaling up a big hill. There are two ways around that: I can either plan my route to avoid any hills, or I can get a little assistance.