Towards a No-Compromise Flying 500 MPH Supercar

The Firenze Lanciare is 1000 horsepower supercar on the ground and will have jet engines to become a 500 mph flying car. Getting the first prototype will require US$20-40 million in funding. Each flying supercar will cost around 5-7 million. A basic corporate jet is $2 to 3 million. Getting certified for mass production would …

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Boeing Flew an Electric VTOL Passenger Drone Which Would Become Personal Flying Machines

Boeing successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype in Manassas, Virginia. Boeing NeXt, which leads the company’s urban air mobility efforts, used Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences to design and develop the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and will continue testing to advance the safety and …

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US Army will work with Uber on co-rotating propellers for flying cars

The Army is joining forces with Uber to build out technology that could help get the next generation of military helicopters and a proposed fleet of flying taxis off the ground. The rideshare company and Army Research Lab announced Tuesday they would collaborate on research exploring rotor technology that would make aircraft quieter and more …

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US will accelerate drone taxi approvals but trails Dubai, China and New Zealand

U.S. Department of Transportation said it would use the same process to consider approval of drone taxis that would carry passengers and cargo for hire as it does for approving traditional commercial air carriers. Under U.S. law, the agency must certify that any business carrying people or cargo for hire is economically “fit, willing and …

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Google’s Larry Page is getting a two person plane drone hybrid approved as an air taxi

Kitty Hawk is a flying car funded by Google co-founder Larry Page and it will begin the regulatory approval process required for launching its autonomous passenger-drone system in New Zealand. The firm’s two-person craft, called Cora, is a 12-rotor plane-drone hybrid that can take off vertically like a drone, but then uses a propeller at …

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If you dare – personal Green Goblin like flight up to 90 mph, a mile high for ten minutes

Zapata’s Flyboard Air EX is the next generation of advanced individual mobility. An embedded stability program uses vectored thrust from six small turbine engines to create an intuitive, responsive, and imminently stable flying platform. Engineered for safety, the Flyboard Air EXP incorporates multiple redundancies to provide graceful degradation and safe landing in the event of …

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Bell Helicopter shows off a mockup of its 4 seat flying electric taxi

Bell Helicopter revealed the cabin of a 4-seater autonomous flying electric taxi at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2018). It did not have the wings and propellers. A full-sized version has been built and is already in test flights. There will be a gas turbine which will power an electric generator. Initially, it will be …

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Lilium raises $90 Million for flying electric taxi that is targeting commercial operation in 2025

Lilium raised $90 million (Tencent led the round) which will be used for the development of the five-seat Lilium Jet that will fly commercially. Lilium will grow their current team of more than 70. In April they achieved a world first when the full size prototype successfully performed its most complicated manoeuver – transitioning between …

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Practical flying air taxi using current tech and twice as safe as driving

SureFly is a personal helicopter/VTOL aircraft designed for safe and easy flight. With eight independent motors each driving a single carbon fiber propeller, a backup battery power system, and a ballistic parachute to safely land in the event of emergency, the SureFly provides unparalleled safety for a personal aircraft. SureFly is changing the helicopter industry. …

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