Posts by AeroCar Journal Staff

Amazon's new drone on docking station.

Ring’s New Drone Cam Comes Home

Amazon’s new Always Home Drone Cam is the latest in home security.

Read More
skyscape of Dubai

Can Your UAVs Make It Rain? The Drones in Dubai Can.

Scientists in Dubai are modifying drones to shoot laser beams into clouds and charge them with electricity to create rain.

Read More
Chart of urban air mobility aircraft ranges

How Far Will Your UAM Aircraft Fly?

Where UAM aircraft ranges in miles are at right now and how emerging technologies may improve UAM aircraft ranges.

Read More
VFS scholarship recipients

Vertical Flight Society Awards $100,000 in Scholarships

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) awarded more than US$100,000 to 27 young engineering scholars at 11 universities in the U.S. and Germany to recognize, incentivize, and reward their promise and talent toward advancing vertical flight. “Since 1977, our Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) Scholarships have helped inspire generations of students to pursue careers in vertical flight,…

Read More
Embraer VTOL on helipad

Frequently Asked Questions about Flying Cars

When will members of the public be able to regularly ride the skies in eVTOLs? Answer: While manufacturers might tell you otherwise, NASA gives a conservative estimate of about 2030.   What’s taking so long? Answer: It’s complicated.   No seriously, what are the biggest obstacles to eVTOLs becoming a reality? Answer: Batteries, batteries, batteries….

Read More
flying car

NASA, Wisk, and Alaka’i Form UAM Partnership

As part of its Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign (NC), NASA announced on November 16, 2020, that it had signed information exchange agreements with UAM vehicle developers, Mountain View, California-based Wisk and Hopkinton, Massachusetts-based Alaka’i Technologies. The agreements will facilitate the integration of eVTOLs and hybrid VTOLs into the U.S. national airspace. Working with…

Read More