Expert In Autonomous Flight Explains How It Compares To Tesla’s Full Self Driving — CleanTechnica Video Interview

Credit to Author: Chanan Bos| Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 23:48:08 +0000

There are about 100 companies out there developing eVTOL (electric vertical take off and landing) vehicles, but there are only a handful of companies developing the AI that will power them and one day turn them into robotaxis, autonomous delivery drones, and any other airborne function that does not require a pilot. One of the leaders in this field is Daedalean, a company best in Switzerland

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Triumph & Jaunt Partner To Design, Develop, Certify, & Build Full-Scale Demonstrator

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2019 20:44:50 +0000

NBAA-BACE 2019 UAM Jaunt Air Mobility & Triumph Photo: Nicolas ZartIt’s been a little while since I’ve written about the incredible Jaunt Air Mobility adventure, and after intensive interviews with the team, I’m happy to report a deal with key aviation player Triumph Group

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NASA & Uber Working On Our Urban Air Mobility Future

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Fri, 01 Nov 2019 23:10:38 +0000

NASA logo https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_insignia#/media/File:NASA_logo.svgNASA and Uber are working to tackle the future of our urban air mobility (UAM) needs. The focus is on the future for city transport for both people and packages transported by air

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The NBAA Pushes Electric Air Mobility In The Las Vegas Limelight

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 02:39:24 +0000

NBAA-BACE 2019 UAM Jaunt Air Mobility Display. Photo: Nicolas ZartThe National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) outdid itself this year. Electric urban air mobility (UAM) was present with new players Jaunt Air Mobility, the fascinating XTI Aircraft, Uber Elevate, Bell, Boeing, and Airbus. What was so special about it this year? It wasn’t the timid show of electric UAM shows of the past. Can you say, “They’re here…?”

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The Airbus Vahana Flies

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2019 01:00:33 +0000

Airbus Vahana battery swap. Photo: https://vahana.aero/a-look-inside-vahana-flight-testing-2b97446bbbc7Airbus electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) development might not be as fast-paced as startups’ development, but it is making progress nonetheless. Here’s what’s new with the Airbus Vahana e

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eHang Is About To Make Aviation History — 1st eVTOL Service Coming In December

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 03:00:57 +0000

eHang 216It’s been a little while since we dedicated proper time to covering revolutionary eHang and its progress with electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Besides the blisteringly fast pace of several aircraft developments, the company is readying its eHang 216 autonomous aerial vehicles (AAVs)

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CleanTechnica Electric Air Mobility Roundup

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 19:19:17 +0000

There is just not enough time to keep up with urban air mobility (UAM) news these days. Keeping up with the stories is almost impossible. So, here is a roundup of exciting electric UAM news

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Porsche & Boeing Sign An Agreement To Work On “Premium” eVTOL Aircraft

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 16:07:04 +0000

Boeing eVTOL Air TaxiSome big news this week is that Boeing and Porsche have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to look into the “premium” electric vertical takeoff & landing (eVTOL) aircraft market. Porsche says it wants to design a premium eVTOL aircraft and Boeing has aerodynamic expertise — hence the connection. The news introduces a few key turning points with both automakers and aviation. Both of these companies are established players and are feeling the media heat from aviation and road vehicle startups. I’m excited because I’ve been waiting for the convergence of road and air for the past three years

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Why Are Tourist Airplanes So Loud?

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 02:27:26 +0000

Brice Canyon. Photo: Nicolas ZartAfter an 11-day hike around Zion Canyon, Brice Canyon, and the Grand Canyon, one thing became clear. Why are tourist parks and monument aviation so loud? We need quieter and cleaner electric mobility

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Is Kitty Hawk Introducing Range Anxiety For eVTOL Aircraft With Its Heaviside?

Credit to Author: Nicolas Zart| Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2019 03:50:50 +0000

Kitty Hawk Heaviside HVSD eVTOLWe finally heard about Kitty Hawk’s “secret project,” which sports the strange name of Heaviside. It introduces the notion of range for an electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The demonstration of the aircraft flying is fantastic but I wonder if we’re about to witness another “range anxiety” war between eVTOL manufacturers? Let’s hope not

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