Tag: VTOL

Oct 30, 2018 - 02:25 pm

FAA legalises ultralight Hoverbike for real

At the start of 2017, we told you about a hoverbike called Scorpion. Back then the company from Russia was ahead of the game of flying cars, although their VTOL is more of a hovering jet ski. Nonetheless, at least they had a flying prototype and have since advanced.

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Oct 20, 2018 - 05:45 pm

Volocopter plans Singapore test flights in 2019

The German aviation startup Volocopter is planning test flights in the centre of Singapore for the second half of 2019. The series of tests will focus on urban flight conditions and will validate the use of an electric aircraft in an urban environment. The next step will then be public demonstration flights.

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Oct 18, 2018 - 12:08 pm

Air taxi Cora: Kitty Hawk teams up with Air New Zealand

Kitty Hawk subsidiary Zephyr Airworks has signed a cooperation agreement with Air New Zealand as both partners want to work on setting up an air taxi service with self-flying electric aircrafts. We remember: About half a year ago, Kitty Hawk unveiled its electrically powered autonomous air taxi Cora.

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Aug 28, 2018 - 07:35 pm

Japan aims to take off with flying cars

The Japanese government is working on founding an industry consortium to realise electrified flying car technology. A total of 21 companies are said to be involved, including Uber, Airbus and Boeing.

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Jul 18, 2018 - 04:23 pm

Aston Martin & RR both envisioning luxurious air taxis

Aston Martin presents the Vision Volante Concept, a study of a premium VTOL with hybrid propulsion. Whether the three-seater will ever take-off on a mass scale is uncertain. Yet Aston is on to something as Rolls-Royce also issued their version of an air taxi.

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May 26, 2018 - 05:18 pm

Uber to test air taxis in Paris

The ride-share company Uber is working on the development of electric air taxis and announced their first research and development center outside of the USA, which will open in Paris in Fall this year.

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May 12, 2018 - 08:46 pm

Uber presents tentative air taxi design

Uber has brought their latest flying cab design to their second annual Elevate conference in Los Angeles. The ride hail company hopes to be using their drone-like “flying car” for personal taxi transport as of 2023.

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Mar 13, 2018 - 05:26 pm

Kitty Hawk’s electric flying cab called Cora takes off

Backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, Kitty Hawk formerly known as Zee-Aero, has finally launched its electric, autonomous air taxi Cora. It is a VTOL with two seats and twelve electric motors and got the backing of New Zealand’s new prime minister.

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Feb 22, 2018 - 04:25 pm

Airbus Vahana undergoes first flight tests (Video)

Recently Airbus launched a series of tests with their autonomous, electric vertical-take-off-and-landing aircraft, although they were only about a minute in duration, and only a few meters above the ground. A video shows the VTOL in action. 

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Feb 3, 2018 - 03:41 pm

Electric airplane startup Joby generates 100 million dollars

Joby Aviation is another new name in the electric aviation business and is coming in hot with an impressive 100 million dollars in funding and backers such as Intel, Toyota and JetBlue. Plans include an all-electric, five seated vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

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Dec 15, 2017 - 05:55 pm

Racing in the sky with VTOL by Alauda

Australian Alauda presents its electric aircraft Mark 1 Airspeeder. And to launch said VTOL, the company made the unusual proposition to set up the very first flying car race in the desert.

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Apr 7, 2017 - 07:42 am

Hyundai, Amazon, Plug Power, Ballard, VTOL.

Hyundai-Ioniq-electric-300Hyundai to develop solid-state batteries? The Korean car manufacturer readies battery tech based on solid rather than liquid electrolytes, Korea Herold reports referring to insider information. Hyundai apparently operates pilot production facilities already but does not intend to go serial before 2025. Also Samsung SDI und LG Chem are said to research solid-state batteries as well as Toyota and BMW.
theinvestor.co.kr

Amazon tasks Plug Power: Plug Power gains a new order of no other than Amazon, who plans to deploy a fleet of H2 forklifts in 11 of its logistics centres. Delivering the corresponding tech, PlugPower estimates Amazon will spend 70m dollar on the deal in 2017 and likely twice that next year. Furthermore, Amazon is authorised to acquire 23% of the company if spending exceeds 600m dollars.
reuters.com, ir.plugpower.com

11m dollar deal for Ballard: Canadian Ballard Power Systems signed an 11m dollar order for 200 FCVeloCity systems to be delivered this year for the Chinese market. Buyer is Broad-Ocean, who intends to use them for demonstrations of H2 buses and industrial vehicles in China.
ballard.com

18 rotor drone production ready: German start-up e-volo has readied its 18 rotor electric VTOL and hopes it will be launched and authorised for commercial passenger transport soon. On top, the two-seated model shall serve the air sport market. A four-seater model is planned, too.
theverge.com

Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2018/10/30/faa-legalises-ultralight-hoverbike-for-real/
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