Mercedes-Benz Vans, U.S. drone systems developer Matternet and Swiss online marketplace siroop have started a pilot project in Zurich to test an efficient van and drone-based system for on-demand delivery of e-commerce goods.
For people interested in owning one of the first flying cars to ever exist, it’s important to highlight that it’s not actually legal to operate the unit. That’s because the vessel lacks flight certification from the FAA.
Researchers at Nvidia are working on a drone navigation system that relies on visual recognition and computer learning instead of GPS
In February of 2017, UPS began testing a drone delivery system developed by Workhorse Group, an Ohio-based company that builds commercial, hybrid electric trucks, batteries and develops aerospace technologies.
Here comes the second part of flying cars. Some of these designs are still in blueprint, or the prototypes have not been shown yet.
Although the idea still sounds fictional to many, the list of projects is actually quite long.
Uber and Airbus are preparing to dominate the flying car sector with strategic partnerships and cutting-edge VTOL aircraft designs.
Toyota is making investment in a local startup called Cartivator, which plans to build a flying car for the opening ceremony of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Mountain View startup Kitty Hawk is recently getting much attention, as its aerospace engineer piloted a flying car above a peaceful lake about 100 miles north of San Francisco.
Uber is detailing a flying car concept at its Uber Elevate Summit in taking place in Dallas, Texas on April 25 - 27th, 2017. The Summit will offer an information-packed three days during which Uber hopes to build awareness about the Elevate mission, identify and accelerate opportunities, and define a path towards towards future flying cars.
Flying car maker AeroMobil picks up $3.2M to help it move toward production
Flying vehicles might be approaching to us in an even faster speed. After PAL-V’s Liberty and Zee Aero’s frequent testing, Airbus has new moves as well. It recently unveiled its design of a hybrid flying drone called Pop.Up, to awe the public.
PAL-V, the Dutch company who aims to develop a roadable aircraft, has now announced its commercial flying vehicle is ready for order, and claims it to be “the first certified commercial flying car ever.”
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Airbus Group has plans to test its prototype of a self-piloted flying car by the end of the year.
Google Cofounder Larry Page’s secretly-funded tech startup Zee Aero is recently spotted testing its prototype in Hollister, California.
The ridesharing giant’s plan involves launching a fleet of flying cars, which will serve as taxis for busy commuters. In a newly released white paper, titled “Elevate,” the brand offers a rare glimpse of its latest moonshot project.
Uber is detailing plans for Uber Elevate, a new division for offering rides through flying cars, to cure the increasingly heavy traffic congestion in the world, and hopes to have the program functioning within ten years.
Will flying cars be real in the near future?