All posts by Alastair Hayfield

Alastair has over 10 years’ experience leading research activities in scaled, high-growth industrial and technology markets. At Interact Analysis he is responsible for electric trucks and buses, autonomous trucks and off-highway electrification. Read More

Commercial Van and Truck Electrification: market snapshot

Whilst passenger cars steal most of the limelight, electrification of commercial vehicles is equally, if not more interesting right now. You might be forgiven for...

/ January 29, 2018

Tesla (finally) Announces its Semi Truck – Our Analysis

Tesla’s delayed announcement regarding its electric semi truck will be made on the 16th of November. Ahead of that we review what is known and...

/ November 10, 2017
Siemens Autonomous Car

Siemens’ Autonomous Vehicle Strategy

Following Siemens’ recent announcement to acquire Tass International we examine what it means for the industrial giant’s strategy.

/ October 5, 2017
NACV Show

NACV Show: Truck Industry says, “we’re ready for autonomy”

At the recent North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show numerous executives from major truck OEMs and suppliers made it clear that they are ready for...

/ September 28, 2017

Where are all the security drones?

Are drones a new growth opportunity for the security industry or are there too many barriers to entry?

/ September 20, 2017
Commercial UAV technology

Technology and infrastructure developments fuelling commercial UAV market growth

A series of important technology and infrastructure milestones are in reach which could enable the rapid growth and adoption of commercial UAVs. In the latest...

/ September 7, 2017
yamaha ag drone spraying

Yamaha: will alliances bear fruit or is the Ag drone pioneer at risk of a drought?

Yamaha is well established in the agricultural market with over 2500 unmanned helicopters performing agricultural spraying in Japan and other Asian countries. In recent months Yamaha...

/ July 5, 2017
intelligent automation drone operator sense avoid

Mass market adoption of automotive sensors to drive lower-cost UAV ‘sense and avoid’

The rapid increase in use of sensors in automotive for safety applications and autonomous driving is providing the catalyst for much needed advances in the...

/ June 6, 2017
intelligent automation broken drone uav

Drone operators should demand better quality products

Commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators are all too familiar with the challenges of UAV flight – poor weather, demanding clients, and the current regulatory...

/ May 25, 2017