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Key Trends at ProMat & Automate 2019

Key Trends at ProMat & Automate 2019
Last week’s ProMat and Automate shows in Chicago saw more than 60,000 attendees and 1,500 exhibitors descend on Chicago for ... Read More

ProMat & Automate 2019 Highlight Unstoppable March of Mobile Robots

ProMat & Automate 2019 Highlight Unstoppable March of Mobile Robots
For the past few years, ProMat has been one of the leading supply chain industry events, and last week’s event ... Read More

Powertrain Electrification Isn’t The Only Way to Lower Commercial Vehicle Emissions

Powertrain Electrification Isn’t The Only Way to Lower Commercial Vehicle Emissions
Much focus, rightly so, is given to the full electrification of commercial vehicles. It’s a dramatic shift in a very ... Read More
Commercial Vehicles

What Impact Will China’s 2019 New Energy Vehicle (NEV) Subsidy Policy Have?

What Impact Will China's 2019 New Energy Vehicle (NEV) Subsidy Policy Have?
On March 26th, China’s four ministries and commissions jointly issued the “Notice on Further Perfecting the Policy of Financial Subsidies ... Read More

Is Off-Highway & Marine Fuelling Hydrogen Adoption for Heavy Commercial Vehicles?

Is Off-Highway & Marine Fuelling Hydrogen Adoption for Heavy Commercial Vehicles?
Raising $205m in an oversubscribed series C funding round last year, Nikola Motors has become somewhat of a poster child ... Read More
Commercial Vehicles

Mobile Hydraulics Market – 2019

Mobile Hydraulics Market - 2019
Utilizing a rigorous primary research methodology, Interact Analysis’ Mobile Hydraulic Market 2019 captures and discusses the development of the mobile ... Read More

Industrial Controls & Remote I/O – A focus on the PLC market

Industrial Controls & Remote I/O – A focus on the PLC market
The most important factor driving demand for PLCs is the continued growth in machine building sectors and manufacturing in general ... Read More

Insight Into the Swedish Market for Low Voltage AC Drives

Insight Into the Swedish Market for Low Voltage AC Drives
Our recently published LV motor drive research comprises unprecedented country-level detail. To showcase this capability, we decided to examine the ... Read More

20,000 Autonomous Mobile Robots Shipped in 2018

20,000 Autonomous Mobile Robots Shipped in 2018
The results of our freshly released quarterly mobile robot market tracker show that AMR demand continued to surge in Q4, ... Read More

Industrial Controls & Remote I/O – 2019

Industrial Controls & Remote I/O - 2019
Interact Analysis’ industrial controls and remote I/O research (considering the PLC, DCS and remote I/O markets) represents a milestone for ... Read More

Massive Investment in Autonomous Trucks Hides Worrying Challenge

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2019 has already witnessed a flood of investment (over $1.5bn) into autonomous trucking and delivery companies, with more to follow ... Read More

Trends in Lithium-Ion Batteries Highlighted by Japan Battery Show

Trends in Lithium-Ion Batteries Highlighted by Japan Battery Show
We recently attended the 10th International Rechargeable Battery Expo (Japan Battery Show) in Tokyo, which saw many companies from across ... Read More

LATAM Electric Bus Market Strong but May Fail to Reach Potential

LATAM Electric Bus Market Strong but May Fail to Reach Potential
Bus rapid transit (BRT) systems are the dominant form of public transportation in many of the major cities across Latin ... Read More

How will the PLC Market be Impacted by the Manufacturing Slowdown?

How will the PLC Market be Impacted by the Manufacturing Slowdown?
With the manufacturing sector facing a bleak outlook in 2019, we thought it prudent to share our projections for the ... Read More

Robust UK Manufacturing Economy Challenged by Brexit Uncertainty

Robust UK Manufacturing Economy Challenged by Brexit Uncertainty
Up until now, we’ve resisted writing on the topic of Brexit, largely because the media is flooded with commentary about ... Read More

Low Voltage AC Motor Drive Market – 2018

Low Voltage AC Motor Drive Market - 2018
Interact Analysis’ LV AC motor drive research represents a milestone for market intelligence in this space. The research is the ... Read More

Who are the Leading Vendors of Mobile Hydraulics?

Who are the Leading Vendors of Mobile Hydraulics?
Global sales of hydraulics used in mobile applications saw strong growth in 2017 and reached nearly $14.8bn. Early indicators for ... Read More

Is the Medium and Heavy-Duty Truck Market Ready for Electrification?

Is the Medium and Heavy-Duty Truck Market Ready for Electrification?
In May 2018 the European Commission set out a two-staged target for the reduction of CO2 emissions produced by heavy-duty ... Read More

China Manufacturing Industry Output Tracker

China Manufacturing Industry Output Tracker
This tracker offers detailed analysis and statistics into the performance of China's manufacturing sector across more than 90 end-user industries ... Read More

Industrial Controls on Growth Path Despite Manufacturing Slowdown

Industrial Controls on Growth Path Despite Manufacturing Slowdown
We predict that global PLC, DCS and remote I/O revenues will maintain positive growth in 2019 (growing by 0.6%), despite ... Read More
Industrial Automation

The Future of Motor & Drive Systems in the North American HVACR Industry

The Future of Motor & Drive Systems in the North American HVACR Industry
Opportunities for drive and motor energy efficiency enhancements but unique challenges encountered deploying to end-users. I recently moderated a panel ... Read More
Industrial Automation

The Future of Hybrid and Electric Trucks & Buses

The Future of Hybrid and Electric Trucks & Buses
With a growing concern for the negative health implications of NOx and other particulate matter released from the combustion of ... Read More
Commercial Vehicles

Bright Spots for China’s Manufacturing Industry

Bright Spots for China's Manufacturing Industry
We recently wrote about the sudden slowdown in growth from China’s manufacturing sector in 2018 and 2019. Fresh economic data ... Read More
Industrial Automation

Global manufacturing economy to stall in 2019; Europe dipping into the red…

Global manufacturing economy to stall in 2019; Europe dipping into the red…
2019 Manufacturing Downturn – A Forecast Revisited  Early last year, we predicted (with help from our friends at ITR Economics) ... Read More

China’s Manufacturing Slowdown – Are There Synergies With 2009?

China's Manufacturing Slowdown - Are There Synergies With 2009?
Interact Analysis predicts China’s manufacturing industry output growth in 2019 will be just 1.9%, the lowest since 2008. China's GDP ... Read More
Industrial Automation

Battery electric truck market to grow 20% in 2019 despite dip in 2018

Battery electric truck market to grow 20% in 2019 despite dip in 2018
Sluggish Chinese market offset by explosive growth in other markets  Light duty trucks to account for lion’s share of volumes  ... Read More

Bauma Show Review – Positive Winds From The East

Bauma Show Review – Positive Winds From The East
Trade shows are, in a sense,  a barometer of industry. The Bauma CHINA 2018 and Bauma CONEXPO INDIA 2018 that ... Read More

Mobile Robot Market Growth Accelerates in Q3 2018

Mobile Robot Market Growth Accelerates in Q3 2018
Following a strong 1H, revenue growth from automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) accelerated in Q3 2018, ... Read More
Robotics

Join us for a free Webinar – The European Electric Bus Market

Join us for a free Webinar - The European Electric Bus Market
Join us for our European Electric Bus Market Webinar as we discuss recent findings from one of our latest industry reports -  Hybrid ... Read More
Commercial Vehicles

Hybrid & Electric Trucks and Buses – 2019

Hybrid & Electric Trucks and Buses - 2019
The hybrid & electric truck and bus market is extremely dynamic and dependent upon factors including legislation, battery prices and the relative prices of electricity and diesel. The ... Read More

Are Hydraulic Suppliers Ready for Electrification?

Are Hydraulic Suppliers Ready for Electrification?
2018 has been a formative year for the off-highway sector with a raft of new, electrified machines announced. Impending regional ... Read More
Commercial Vehicles, Off-highway

The Future of Collaborative Robots

The Future of Collaborative Robots
Benefiting from a desire for ever-increasing automation in industry, collaborative robots have seen a recent spike in popularity. Further tied ... Read More
Intelligent Automation, Robotics

Autonomous Truck Opportunities and Who-is-who

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Autonomous Trucks In a new report on autonomous trucks, Interact Analysis is forecasting the beginning of a long and irreversible ... Read More

Who Were the Leading Vendors of Industrial Controls in 2017?

Who Were the Leading Vendors of Industrial Controls in 2017?
Following two consecutive years of decline, global industrial controls (combining PLCs and DCS) registered an uptick in growth in 2017 ... Read More

Autonomous Trucks – 2018

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Autonomous Truck Market We're at the beginning of a long and irreversible trend toward automation within the truck market. Legislation ... Read More

Chinese New Energy Vehicle (NEV) Market

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As one of China's seven strategic emerging industries, the Chinese New Energy Vehicle market has been supported by various industrial ... Read More

Breaking The ICE: The US Electric Truck Market Outlook and Key Players

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After the success seen in the passenger vehicle market, the move towards electrification is becoming apparent in the US electric ... Read More

Universal Robots Continues to Dominate Cobot Market but Faces Many Challengers

Universal Robots Continues to Dominate Cobot Market but Faces Many Challengers
Universal Robots continued to dominate the collaborative robot industry in 1H 2018 although we estimate its market share dipped a ... Read More
Robotics

Medium Heavy Commercial Vehicles Sales Forecast H1 2018

Commercial Vehicle Forecast
An analysis of the global medium and heavy commercial vehicle market ... Read More
Commercial Vehicles, Deliverable

European Bus Electrification – Presentation

European Electric Bus Forecast
Rueben Scriven, Research Analyst for Commercial Vehicles, presented some of our recent findings on the Interact Analysis European electric bus ... Read More
Commercial Vehicles

Collaborative Robots – 2018

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Collaborative Robot Market The Collaborative Robot Market - 2018 report is a study on the current and future demand for ... Read More

Collaborative Robot Market to Grow by 60% in 2018

Collaborative Robot Market to Grow by 60% in 2018
Collaborative Robot Market to Grow by 60% in 2018 The nascent collaborative robot market is set to grow by more ... Read More
Robotics

China’s Manufacturing Industry in 2018

China's Manufacturing Industry in 2018
The development of China’s manufacturing industry has always been given great attention. However, it is not easy to interpret market movements ... Read More

Mobile Robot Market Grew 22 Percent in First Half of 2018

Mobile Robot Market Grew 22 Percent in First Half of 2018
AGV and AMR revenues grew by 22.2 percent in the first half of 2018 compared to same period in 2017 ... Read More

Confusion and Uncertainty Prevent Indian Electric Bus Market from Reaching Full Potential, Despite Rapid Growth

Confusion and Uncertainty Prevent Indian Electric Bus Market from Reaching Full Potential, Despite Rapid Growth
With over 70,000 buses above 6 tonne sold last year, the Indian bus market represents a significant portion of the ... Read More
Commercial Vehicles

20 Million Chinese NEVs Planned by Carmakers in 2020 – 10 Times Government’s Plan

20 Million Chinese NEVs Planned by Carmakers in 2020 - 10 Times Government’s Plan
Overheating Chinese NEV market facing risks; policy adjustment brings new opportunities for foreign companies. Key Points: The impact of policies ... Read More

Who Were the Leading Motor Drive Companies in 2017?

Who Were the Leading Motor Drive Companies in 2017?
The world market for low voltage (LV) AC motor drives reached a value of nearly $11bn in 2017, following a ... Read More
Industrial Automation

Low Voltage AC Motor Drives – 2018

Low Voltage AC Motor Drives – 2018
A highly-detailed report providing analysis of the market for low voltage AC motor drives. Following a two year down period, ... Read More
Industrial Automation, Product

“Made in China” Facing Multiple Challenges as Manufacturing Industry Enters Pivotal Moment

“Made in China” Facing Multiple Challenges as Manufacturing Industry Enters Pivotal Moment
Following very strong performance in 2017, China’s manufacturing industry appears to have reached an inflection point in 2018 according to ... Read More
Industrial Automation

1.4 Million Automated Trucks to be Sold in 2040

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Autonomous Truck Forecast The autonomous truck forecast shows the largest markets forecast to be China, the US, Japan and Germany ... Read More

Free Report on Global Manufacturing Output

Global Manufacturing Output
Assessing and understanding global manufacturing and the relative performance in different countries and different applications and industries can be extremely ... Read More
Industrial Automation, Product

Q2 Hybrid and Electric Truck, Bus and Off-highway Insight Service

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Electric and Hybrid Trucks, Buses and Off-highway Vehicles Insight Service - Q2 2018 Deliv Electric and Hybrid Truck Bus and ... Read More

Q1 Hybrid and Electric Truck, Bus and Off-highway Insight Service

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Electric and Hybrid Trucks, Buses and Off-highway Vehicles Insight Service - Q1 2018 Deliv Electric and Hybrid Truck Bus and ... Read More

Dana Strengthens Off-highway Electrification Portfolio with OC Oerlikon Acquisition

Dana Strengthens Off-highway Electrification Portfolio with OC Oerlikon Acquisition
It was announced today that Dana will be acquiring the drives business of OC Oerlikon for 600m Swiss Francs ($603.3m) ... Read More

Automotive – A Key Segment for Industrial Robots

Automotive - A Key Segment for Industrial Robots
Automotive accounted for 11.3% of global manufacturing production in 2017, remaining as the largest end-industry for industrial robots and forecast ... Read More

Einride T-Log: autonomous truck can see the wood for the trees

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Einride Autonomous Truck On July 12th 2018, Einride, a Swedish developer of L4 autonomous trucks announced a new product: an ... Read More

The Industrial Robot Market

The Industrial Robot Market
The industrial robot market underwent dramatic changes in 2017. To capture all the recent changes and to help you understand ... Read More

Q2 Update: Electric and Hybrid Truck, Bus and Off-highway Insight Service

Q2 Update: Electric and Hybrid Truck, Bus and Off-highway Insight Service
Download a free copy of the Q1 2018 report. Major developments in the second quarter of 2018 have seen the ... Read More

Who Are the Leading Suppliers of Mobile Robots?

Who Are the Leading Suppliers of Mobile Robots?
Our recent research report on the mobile robot industry identified close to 100 vendors globally. Analyzing 60 of the largest, ... Read More

The Manufacturing Industry in 2018

Manufacturing Industry in 2018 Infographic
The manufacturing landscape has changed dramatically over the last decade. To provide a window into this changing landscape we have ... Read More

Will Chinese brands dominate commercial vehicle electrification?

Will Chinese brands dominate commercial vehicle electrification?
Recent news from both Daimler and Volvo revealed that they are to put considerable focus on commercial vehicle electrification. As ... Read More

“Made in China” Increasingly Means “Made by Robots”

“Made in China” Increasingly Means “Made by Robots”
By 2022, the industrial robot market will be worth over $15bn globally. China’s share of the global industrial robot market ... Read More

Industrial Robots – 2018

Industrial Robots - 2018
A highly-detailed report providing analysis of the market for industrial robots used in manufacturing. The industrial robot market is poised ... Read More

How Can You Accurately Forecast the Global Manufacturing Industry?

How Can You Accurately Forecast the Global Manufacturing Industry?
If you dig around the internet trying to evaluate this question you will likely struggle to find a meaningful answer ... Read More

Industrial Down Cycle Predicted for 2019

Industrial Down Cycle Predicted for 2019
Forecasts from our recently released Manufacturing Industry Output Tracker show that global manufacturing output value will dip in 2019, driven ... Read More

Interact Analysis Announces Partnership with ITR Economics

Interact Analysis Announces Partnership with ITR Economics
We are very excited to announce a new partnership between Interact Analysis and ITR Economics. ITR is the oldest privately-held, ... Read More

Electric Truck Market by Application

Electric Truck Market by Application
Electric trucks are beginning to gain traction in a number of applications. Emission standards and urban low emission zones are ... Read More

The Mobile Robot Market in 2022 – Our Predictions

The Mobile Robot Market in 2022 - Our Predictions
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) have been around for decades, but recently demand for them and the newer, autonomous mobile robots ... Read More

Manufacturing Sector Creating Huge Demand for AGVs & AMRs

Manufacturing Sector Creating Huge Demand for AGVs & AMRs
AGVs (automated guided vehicles) have been used in manufacturing environments for decades, yet currently demand for them and autonomous mobile ... Read More

Global Commercial Vehicle Sales to Grow 6% in 2018, Vocational Segment to Grow at 8%

Global Commercial Vehicle Sales to Grow 6% in 2018, Vocational Segment to Grow at 8%
China is 31% of global commercial vehicle market sales Vocational segment to exceed overall global growth with strong demand from ... Read More

New report shows 2018 to be a breakout year for hybrid and electric trucks, buses and off-highway vehicles

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New research from Interact Analysis shows a ramp in hybrid and electric vehicle demand, product launches and strengthening macro factors ... Read More

Teradyne Acquires Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) – Our analysis

Teradyne Acquires Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) – Our analysis
Mobile Industrial Robots (MiR) announced yesterday it is to be acquired by Teradyne for €121m ($148m) net of cash acquired ... Read More

Electric and Hybrid Trucks, Buses and Off-highway Insight Service

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Hybrid and Electric Construction Equipment Electric construction equipment is not new. However, price, reliability, lack of demand and little legislative ... Read More

Join us for a Free Webinar – The Outlook for the Commercial UAV Industry – April 24

Commercial UAVs Report 2017
Join us as we discuss recent findings from one of our latest industry reports. Date: Time: Duration: Tuesday, April 24 ... Read More
Commercial Drones

New Report shows Manufacturing Output Hit $35 Trillion in 2017

Manufacturing Industry Outlook - 2017
We are excited to share some findings from our first Manufacturing Industry  Output Tracker  relating to manufacturing output, the sliding ... Read More

Skycatch and DJI to Supply 1,000 Custom Drones to Komatsu

Skycatch and DJI to Supply 1,000 Custom Drones to Komatsu
Commercial drone data company Skycatch, and DJI, the world’s largest commercial drone manufacturer, have extended an existing partnership to manufacture ... Read More

Mobile Robots in Logistics Centers Forecast to Surpass $3bn in 2022

Mobile Robots in Logistics Centers Forecast to Surpass $3bn in 2022
Despite the market being worth just $300m in 2017, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) used in ... Read More

Mobile Robots – 2018

Autonomous mobile robots in factory
An analysis of  the opportunity for AGVs and AMRs in manufacturing and logistics material handling applications. The mobile robot market ... Read More

Cities and internet reshaping the global truck market

Cities and internet driving commercial vehicle market
With the recent ruling from German legislators that Stuttgart and Dusseldorf could ban older, diesel vehicles and the news that ... Read More

Medium Heavy Commercial Vehicle Sales Forecast – 2018

Commercial Vehicle Forecast
An analysis of the global medium and heavy commercial vehicle market. Commercial vehicles - those used for transporting goods or ... Read More

Americas Commercial Vehicle Sales To Grow 10% in 2018

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New research from Interact Analysis reveals increasing competitive threats and faster pace of change in the future Key Points 10% ... Read More

Cummins’ strong march on commercial vehicle electrification

Cummins’ strong march on commercial vehicle electrification
Cummins (NYSE: CMI), a leading provider of engines and generator sets, is making a strong and sustained push into electrification ... Read More

Commercial Van and Truck Electrification: market snapshot

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 ... Read More

Investment in Warehousing Automation Continues with Fetch Robotics

Investment in Warehousing Automation Continues with Fetch Robotics
This week, mobile robot supplier Fetch Robotics announced it had closed its Series B funding round of $25 million, led ... Read More

Will the Manufacturing Growth Cycle Continue in China? Part 2

Will the Manufacturing Growth Cycle Continue in China? Part 2
Part 2 – Is this growth sustainable and what is the fundamental advantage of China’s manufacturing industry? In this, the ... Read More

Will the Manufacturing Growth Cycle Continue in China? Part 1

Will the Manufacturing Growth Cycle Continue in China? Part 1
Part 1 – What has been driving the recent growth in China’s manufacturing sector? In this first of two analyst ... Read More

Tesla (finally) Announces its Semi Truck – Our Analysis

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 ... Read More

Siemens’ Autonomous Vehicle Strategy

Siemens Autonomous Car
Following Siemens’ recent announcement to acquire Tass International we examine what it means for the industrial giant’s strategy. Broad range ... Read More

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

NACV Show
At the recent North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) show numerous executives from major truck OEMs and suppliers made it clear ... Read More

Manufacturing Industry Output (MIO) Tracker

Manufacturing Industry Outlook - 2017
This tracker offers the most complete and unified analysis of the manufacturing industry globally. It quantifies the total value of ... Read More

A Decade After the Financial Crisis, Has EU Manufacturing & Machinery Recovered?

A Decade After the Financial Crisis, How Has Manufacturing & Machinery Production Faired in the EU?
Total EU manufacturing production peaked in 2008, at a little over €4.9 trillion, before the effects of the financial crisis ... Read More

Complimentary Report: Commercial UAV Industry Insights

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Interact Analysis is pleased to present a 23-page complimentary report containing key findings from our recent Commercial UAV market report ... Read More

Where are all the security drones?

Where are all the security drones?
In the early 2000s the security industry had a renaissance. The ‘war on terror’, a massive technology switch from analogue ... Read More

What’s behind the robust growth in industrial robots?

What's behind the robust growth in industrial robots?
Recent industry figures for industrial robots have once again put the market in the spotlight. According to the Robotic Industries ... Read More

Commercial Drones in 2022 – Our Predictions

The Commercial UAV Market in 2022 – Our Predictions
The fledgling commercial UAV industry may be small today, but it is forecast for tremendous growth and transformation over the ... Read More

Intel announces “Insight” data platform for enterprise UAV customers – partners with Delair

Intel announces “Insight” data platform for enterprise UAV customers – partners with Delair
Key points On September 6th at Interdrone 2017, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich revealed a new data analytics platform called Intel ... Read More

Technology and infrastructure developments fuelling commercial UAV market growth

Commercial UAV technology
A series of important technology and infrastructure milestones are in reach which could enable the rapid growth and adoption of ... Read More

Commercial UAV Report 2017

Commercial UAVs Report 2017
Commercial drones (UAVs) is a small industry currently, but tipped for massive growth, due to falling hardware prices, countless use ... Read More

Will commercial drones consumerize and commoditize?

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The use of UAVs (drones) in commercial applications really began with the media sector and the implementation of ‘prosumer’ (professional-consumer) ... Read More

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

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Yamaha is well established in the agricultural market with over 2500 unmanned helicopters performing agricultural spraying in Japan and other ... Read More

Softbank to Acquire Robotics Division from Alphabet: our take

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The details Late last week it was announced, without much ceremony, that Softbank Group would be acquiring Boston Dynamics and ... Read More

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

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The rapid increase in use of sensors in automotive for safety applications and autonomous driving is providing the catalyst for ... Read More

Softbank’s Investment in OSIsoft

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In short: great synergies, but execution will be key Last week it was announced that Softbank Group had made an ... Read More

Google arrives just in IoT(ime)

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Last month we wrote about Alphabet’s (and its subsidiaries) lack of presence in the industrial IoT space, this despite being ... Read More

Drone operators should demand better quality products

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Commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operators are all too familiar with the challenges of UAV flight – poor weather, demanding ... Read More

Drone manufacturers turn to commercial market to revive fortunes

Commercial UAVs Report 2017
The consensus at last week’s AUVSI Xponential show in Dallas was that the footfall and size of the show was ... Read More

Clouds everywhere at Hannover, but IT’s ok

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Industrial IoT, Industry 4.0, Manufacturing Digitalization, or whatever phrase you might hear is a big trend. Unsurprisingly, this was a ... Read More

Is Alphabet late to the industrial IoT party?

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If you were at Hannover Messe 2017, you won’t have missed the very visible presence of IT companies – Microsoft, ... Read More

ABB to acquire B&R Automation – Our view

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ABB to acquire B&R (Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik GmbH) for an undisclosed sum to close ABB’s historic gap in machine ... Read More

Intelligent Automation – a Boon for Industrial Automation Vendors?

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Intelligent Automation is an emerging trend of extraordinary scope and implication. Consequently, we are seeing the term being applied to ... Read More

Autonomous mobile robots deliver with a strong presence at Automate

Autonomous mobile robots deliver with a strong presence at Automate
Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are set to be the fastest growing type of industrial service robot. Manufacturing companies and end-users ... Read More

UAVs offer solar industry benefits, but at a cost

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The use of UAVs (or drones) in the solar industry has been limited to date, though has the potential for ... Read More

Drone artificial intelligence is key enabler as investment dollars flow

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Commercial drones – those used for precision agriculture, mining, site inspection and other applications – are big business. They are ... Read More