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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

commercializationDelorean Flying Cars by 2022

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Flying cars using the Delorean name are in development. They have built two operational scale models. DeLorean expects a full prototype will be ready for a test flight by the end of 2018. While there are other contenders attempting to …

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

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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 …

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

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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, …

electric planesGoogle Backed venture demonstrated an all electric flying vehicle that could lead to flying cars

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The Google backed startup has a all electric plane that could function like a flying car. The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a new, all-electric aircraft. It is safe, tested and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas …

flying carIsraeli company starting 5 year project to make a flying car

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Metro Skyways, a subsidiary of Israel’s Urban Aeronautics company is set to embark on a five-year development of the CityHawk – an optionally-autonomous flying car. They plan to fund the current flight demonstrator phase, or the entire five-year program, that …