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.

Non-iterative Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (NI-SLAM)
Non-iterative Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (NI-SLAM) is a patented method for position tracking and environment dense reconstruction, using affordable sensors such as depth camera and inertial sensors. Compared to traditional SLAM methods, the superior real-time processing speed of NI-SLAM is achieved by an innovative method of data registration that performs point-cloud matching in Fourier Domain.
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.
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.
Low Power Flexible Free-Shape Heater
The invention liberates users of heaters from the constraints of fixed shapes and sizes predetermined by the flexible heater manufacturers. Our technology, in the form of an electrical device, is an integration of composite material science and electrical engineering which enables product designers and engineers to unleash their creativity and reduce wastage when incorporating our heaters into their products or systems.
Embedding Carbon Nanomaterial onto Polymeric Powders for Improved Additive Manufacturing
A method was developed to produce carbon nanomaterial-reinforced polymeric composites in a powder form, which are applicable in conventional powder-based additive manufacturing (AM) techniques such as such as laser sintering or powder extrusion.It was shown that the use of such composite powders enhances sintering behaviour during AM over virgin polymer powders, resulting in improved sintered product properties. This method opens up the possibility of using conventional polymers that once had limited processability in laser sintering due to inferior mechanical and thermal propertiesThrough the control and tuning of formulations and compositions of the composite powders during manufacturing, allowing the thermal and electrical conductance of composites can be adjusted by varying the loading percentage of conductive fillers and the types of surface functionalization. This provides for an adjustable sintering behaviour and finished product property.
Highly Effective Thermal Management for Battery Systems
Environmental pollution concerns and high fuel cost is driving the car industry towards Electric Vehicle (EV). Li-ion cell is a common adopted energy source for EV. However, Li-ion cells required proper temperature control to function properly. A key factor that affects the battery is temperature. < 0°C:  difficult or impossible for charging >60°C:  difficult for discharging and risk of degradation, shortened service life >70°C ~ 90°C:  will trigger a self-heating reaction with internal cell faults with risk of thermal runaway, presenting safety hazards. Most Li-ion battery achieves their rated capacity at 20~25°C and their capacity will drop ~10% for every increase of 10°C. Regulating the battery temperature during continuous charge and discharge is a challenge, especially in temperate climates. Existing cooling solutions consist of the battery modules sitting on or attached to heat sinks that are in turn cooled by a coolant loop. The drawbacks are that the cooling efficiency is low, and the effectiveness is poor, since only a small part of each module receives the cooling effect. Besides, heat sinks are generally thick and heavy due to the coolant loop. The result is that temperatures will differ from module to module, cell to cell. Even within the same cell, different regions may have different temperatures. Battery packs used in EVs are constrained by space and weight, so cooling systems for the battery packs must be compact and lightweight, and yet meeting the cooling requirements. Our patent granted technology is able to carry coolant to each individual cell in a compact structure. This ensures consistency and uniformity of heat transfer from each cell in a battery pack, extending their lifespan and safety by allowing them to operate in their optimum temperature range (10 ~ 35°C), Charging and discharging can also take place in all ambient temperature.
Embeddable Image Processing Technology for Visibility Through Visual Barriers
The ability to see through visual barriers is critical and therefore in high demand for humans as well as our automated machines. Visual barriers include haze, smoke, cloudy water, rain, dust, fog, snow, light cloud cover and even the surface of almost any object such as concrete and rock. Images captured by cameras in satellites, UAVs, drones, pipes, airplanes, underwater ROVs, autonomous robots and automobiles,  mobile phones, tablets, planet and asteroid exploration robots and more, can be used. So, real-time imagery and historical images decades old can also be used to see through visual barriers in the images. Photos and videos can be processed. Applications include drone/UAV surveys and exploration from real-estate, crop management, search & rescue, Oil & Gas (O&G) exploration, delivery services, surveillance, defense and security to space exploration. Additionally, in the Outer Space industry such as planetary and cosmic exploration and asteroid mining. Potential users include UAV/drone operators, satellite imaging operators, government defence/security/surveillance/policing agencies, underwater operations companies, O&G operations companies, construction quality assurance companies, space exploration agencies and other space-related companies. Millions of images have already been captured and millions more will be captured in the future. We see a strong and sustainable demand for this technology.
Highly Energy Efficient Compressor for Air-conditioning Systems
Mechanical efficiency is key to the performance of a compressor. While reciprocating piston-cylinders compressor exhibit good mechanical efficiency, the reciprocating action results in significant vibration and noise problems. Rotary type compressors, on the other hand, are compact in nature and possess good vibration characteristics. However, frictional losses are predominant and have thus limited the effciency and reliability of the machines.  This technology relates to a compressor design with a revolving vane mounted into a slot of an eccentric rotor located within a rotating cylinder. The rotating motion of both the rotor and the cylinder allows minimum sliding friction between the 2 components compared to conventional rotary compressors. As a result, the compressor's operating efficiency is improved, contributing to higher energy effciency and better reliability.
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.