Tech Bundle

Future Mobility

Future Mobility explores the movement of people and goods, as well as other ancillary services, via new modes and concepts of mobility which could be electric-powered, autonomously-controlled, and as a shared and interconnected fleet. Shaped by emerging technological trends and shifting attitudes, the future mobility ecosystem could be profoundly different from the one we know today, offering greener, safer, more efficient travel and most of all, greater convenience and comfort.

TV White Space Super Wi-Fi
Demand for wireless communication is ever-increasing. However, the frequency spectrum is a scarce resource that cannot be created. This has resulted in an issue commonly known as "spectrum crunch" -- a phenomenon where demand for spectrum outpaced supply that resulted in congestion and drop in wireless communication quality. Ironically, measurements done at many places globally concluded that spectrum utilisation was only around 5-15%. This calls for a need to use next-generation technologies to utilise spectrum in an innovative manner in order to ensure sustainability. TV White Space (TVWS) is the first technology that uses spectrum dynamically. It is able to find pockets of unused spectrum dynamically and utilise them for communication. Thus, significantly improve spectrum utilisation. TVWS is also known as Super Wi-Fi as it covers much larger range than Wi-Fi. TVWS can also be touted as the next "sharing economy" in the spectrum. Its concept is similar to Uber or Airbnb where resources (in this case spectrum) are shared whenever or wherever they are not utilised.
Hydrogen-on-Demand (HOD) System for Fuel Cell Portable Power Applications
The lack of hydrogen infrastructure has been the major barrier to fuel cell commercialisation, especially for portable applications. Some companies offer hydrogen solutions based on liquid sodium borohydride. These commercial solutions, however, have some drawbacks. Sodium borohydride solution faces problems, such as, precious catalyst with short lifespan, leakage, orientation issues, complex maintenance and impurities in the hydrogen generated. The impurities in hydrogen would accumulate in the anode chamber of a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) and deactivate the electro-catalysis of hydrogen oxidation reactions, resulting in system breakdown. The limitations of these commercial products highlighted the need for a hydrogen-on-demand system that satisfies the U.S department of energy's (DOE) standards in terms of system weight, volume, cost and efficiency. The hydrogen-on-demand (HOD) system developed by the technology provider, has the attributes of ease of control, good handling safety, full hydrolysis of NaBH4, low cost catalyst with durable lifespan and high energy density. The HOD system could possibly unify the PEMFC applications by offering common hydrogen platform, and thereby increasing the customers’ flexibility in choosing different products without getting tied to proprietary hydrogen solution. This would help to penetrate and grow the consumer electronics and lifestyle market that is currently dominated by batteries.
Closed-Loop Automatic Frequency Control of Wireless Power Transfer
This technology has been developed in response to the state-of-the-art wireless power transfer systems, especially, in response to a need that has not been fully solved by current wireless power transfer systems. Magnetic resonance coupling is used to extend the effective charging range of inductive coupling from only a few millimeters to several centimeters, or even several feet. However, the sensitivity to operating frequency becomes highly pronounced with resonant coupling, and a theoretical optimum efficiency can only be achieved at one fixed antenna distance called critical coupling. At closer spacings, the efficiency will drop significantly due to a shift in the resonance frequency from over-coupling. Foreign conductive object proximity will also shift the resonance frequency and lower the efficiency. Accordingly, this technology was developed to track the resonance frequency and maintain high overall efficiency in the event of any shift in resonance frequency.
On-demand Shared Transport and Route Optimization Systems
The company powers some of the most successful on-demand shared transport systems across the world. Its technology reinvents a fixed route bus into a dynamically routed system that continually redesigns itself based on real-time passenger demand. The algorithm works to ensure the highest patronage for buses, while providing a high-quality shared experience for passengers. The system is highly configurable to ensure it can adapt to different geographies, densities and also citizen behaviours around the globe.
Holographic Display Technologies for Integration into AR Wearables and Automotive HUDs
Computer Generated Holography (CGH) is a next-generation display technology delivering the immersive experience that consumers have always wanted: the ability to cast truly three-dimensional content seamlessly into the world around us. CGH is a complete rethink of how augmented reality (AR) and 3D displays work, removing barriers to mass consumer adoption. CGH displays provide a vastly superior level of realism in AR devices, while eliminating eye-fatigue and nausea associated with current AR or virtual reality (VR), and 3D products. CGH is the pinnacle of display, delivering on the promise of immersive consumer electronics. CGH can be applied to almost any display application. The immediate target applications include AR wearables (smart glasses and headsets), and automotive head-up displays (HUD).
Latchup Detection and Protection Technology for Space Applications
To advance intelligent satellites, a new Latchup-Detection-And-Protection (LDAP) Integrated Circuit (IC) is offered to enable the application of Commercially-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) ICs in satellites for the first time. State-of-the-art COTS ICs can latch up (Single Event Latchup) when a heavy particle strikes, resulting in permanent damage.  The new LDAP offers a novel unprecedented means to protect state-of-the-art COTS. The technology solution is supported by a full set of Radiation-Hardened-By-Design (RHBD) digital library cells whose attributes include ultra-low error-rate and yet low area-, power-, and delay-overheads when compared to the state-of-the-art solutions.  The RHBD library cells are space-grade, not only increasing the lifespan of the electronics in space environments, but also enabling unprecedented higher processing power (more intelligence) for electronics.
Zero Trust Cybersecurity for IoT - powered by SDP and Blockchain technology
The Internet of Things (IoT) connects numerous everyday devices, opening up previously closed systems to remote access & control. Smart, connected devices are now an integral part of our lives, in business and at home. It is used in smart cities, digital management systems, smart homes, offices, connected cars, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and even industrial control systems.  However, the rapidly growing world of perpetually-connected smart devices presents proportionally large security risks. Existing security solutions are unable to keep pace, scale-up and address the security challenges facing the emerging IoT world.  The technology owner has built a next-gen cybersecurity solution designed explicitly for connected devices and critical infrastructure in the Internet of Things. The solution harnesses Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) architecture to render critical infrastructure invisible to attackers; while customized agents along with blockchain and Transport Layer Security (TLS) technology delivers a new breed of digital identity and access control for all users and connected devices. 
Contactless Passive Multifunctional Microsensors – Smallest Sensors in the World
Miniaturized sensors based on glass-coated magnetic microwires (Φ ~ 3-70 µm). Their size, high added value, robustness, multifunctionality, simple production, fast and contactless sensing leads to their utilization as miniaturized sensors with a wide range of applications in industry, IT and medicine.Due to the specific magnetization process, our sensors are sensitive to temperature, stress, magnetic field and any other physical quantities (position, el. current, etc.). Physical principle behind our technology is completely different from classical magnetic sensors, they transform physical quantity into time measurement – easy to digitalize, no interference with voltage noise.
Tri-State Electrochromic Device - Modulation between Transparent, Color and Mirror
Our technology features a three state optical modulation between transparent, color and mirror appearance of a given surface, primarily on glass substrates. The switching between the three states can be triggered by a small voltage application. The versatile electrochromic device allows user to enjoy outdoor view in transparent state, blocking of sunlight in colored state and reflective finish in mirror state. It can offer additional light management capability compared to the solid state electrochromics. This technology is promising for the optical modulation of building façade and fenestration, in reducing energy consumption for in-door air conditioning, creating interactive visual displays on glass or façade decoration for interior designers to create space and light interaction.