Government/Regulators

US Air Force Considers Flying Cars for Rescue Missions

The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) recently released a solicitation for proposals and bids to develop an autonomous aircraft (drone) to be used to rescue military personnel. The concept, based on flying car technologies being developed worldwide, is for a vehicle that would be air-dropped from a C-130 aircraft, slowed down with the use…

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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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Government Agencies Play Catch-up with Aviation Technology

In the race toward the future, eVTOL development, sped along by advances in drone technology, is outpacing airspace rules and regulations—and therefore, safety. And NASA—along with industry, government, and academic partners—is working to bridge the gap. Uber and NASA Uber Technologies announced plans in 2016 to develop an electric flying taxi service that would provide…

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US Army Recruits VTOLs for the Frontline

When it comes to surprising your adversaries on the battlefield, silence is golden. As are the logistical advantages offered by an aircraft that requires no runway. Which is why the US Army Research Laboratory (US ARL) is working with Uber and researchers at the University of Texas at Austin to develop to develop silent rotor…

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‘Take Off Here’ Dallas Tells VTOLs

There’s the old saying, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” To be sure, the people running the City of Dallas are no fools. They are quick learners, in fact. “Look at electric scooters. They’re here. They’re everywhere,” says Dallas Director of Transportation, Michael Rogers. “We were still trying to…

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