Posts by Dave Clarke

Uber Air Taxi Skyport

Uber Announces Advances with Air Taxis

As it works to make air taxis a reality (much!) sooner than most people expect, Uber announced advances in its Uber Elevate program at the Elevate Summit in Washington, D.C. Testing and Takeoff in 2020 and 2023 Uber Elevate has selected real estate developer Related Companies to design skyports for its air taxi offering. Related’s…

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Volocopter Expands Its Vision for Flying Cars

As the world’s flying car manufacturers prepare to launch their vehicles, they seem to be reaching the conclusion that the infrastructure needed to support a world of flying cars is nowhere near ready. This, despite the fact that their eVTOLs may be ready for takeoff within two to five years. Many issues about reliability and…

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Embraer VTOL on helipad

Embraer Plans for Flying Cars

Embraer the Brazil-based jet maker, recently published “Flight Plan 2030.” This white paper outlines its plans for air traffic management for urban air mobility. In other words, its plans for vertical take-off and landing vehicles (VTOLs), commonly known as flying cars. “Flight Plan 2030 presents what we believe are the necessary first steps toward autonomous…

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Bosch Angles for Flying Car Sensor Market

Robert Bosch GmbH, a German-based multinational company, sees its microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors playing a key role in the flying car industry. The auto industry uses Bosch MEMS sensors in automated driving and anti-skid systems. Bosch will adapt its mass-produced solutions for use in air taxis. For example, its sensing and motion-processing tools would help…

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Paris Metro

Utah and Paris Prepare for Flying Cars to Take Off

Like kids playing hide-and-seek, makers of flying cars are about to shout, “Ready or not, here I come!” In response, the State of Utah and RATP, the operator of Paris’ underground subway, are working to ready their cities. Flying Cars in Utah The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) recently told the state legislature’s Transportation Interim…

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Goodyear Reinvents the Wheel – Tires that Drive and Fly

  It would not be entirely unreasonable to say that, if Goodyear, the 120+ year old Akron, Ohio-based automobile tire manufacturer, can accomplish what many have tried and failed to do in so many ways over so many thousands of years, it will have truly ‘reinvented the wheel.’ The company might counter that it is,…

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