Monday, Sep 26, 2022

flying cars


Back to the future? Flying car completes inter-city test flight

July 02, 2021 11:54 am

AirCar, a dual-mode car-aircraft vehicle, completed a historic 35-minute flight between two international airports in Slovakia on June 28.

What is a flying car?

June 13, 2021 1:08 pm

BlackFly is what is often called a flying car. Engineers and entrepreneurs like Leng have spent more than a decade nurturing this new breed of aircraft, electric vehicles that can take off and land without a runway.

After self-driving car project, Uber now jettisons flying car project

December 09, 2020 1:46 pm

Uber is handing its flying car project, Uber Elevate, to the air taxi startup Joby Aviation, the two companies said Tuesday. Uber will also invest $75 million in Joby’s effort to build a flying taxi, while agreeing to become partners with the startup when the flying car reaches the market.

Inside the high-stakes race to build the world’s first flying taxi

November 06, 2019 7:04 pm

Expectations that aerial taxis will be a reality in the coming years are quickly building. Companies like Lilium are testing their machines, laying the groundwork for wider production and starting discussions to gain support from government officials.

Watch: A new 'flying car' hovers steadily for a minute

August 05, 2019 11:09 am

Japanese electronics maker NEC Corp. has shown a "flying car," a large drone-like machine with four propellers that hovered steadily for about a minute<

Silicon Valley's taking baby steps towards autonomous flying

August 30, 2018 1:39 pm

Government and industry have long worked to automate portions of passenger flight — “autopilot” is part of the American vernacular.

Uber plans Paris flying-car lab as CEO sees future in 3D

May 25, 2018 3:55 pm

Uber joins a number of other technology companies opening research facilities in Paris as they try to tap the French capital’s deep pool of scientific and engineering talent.

Toyota Motor Corp. is working on a 'flying car' for 2020 Olympics

June 03, 2017 7:40 pm

A startup backed by the Japanese automaker has developed a test model that engineers hope will eventually develop into a tiny car with a driver who'll be able to light the Olympic torch in the 2020 Tokyo games.

Flying cars under development vary significantly

January 30, 2017 5:46 pm

Entrepreneurs around the globe are vying to become the first to develop a commercially viable "flying car." The designs vary greatly.