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    7 passenges drones you have to see to believe

    Published on Aug 25, 2017

    He guys check out these awesome passenger drones that we might be flying in sooner than you think!
    Should we finally have a real flying car or passenger drones that takes us where we need to go? Let us know in the comments down below!

    #7 SureFly
    At the 2017 Paris Air Show a newcomer showed off its very credible, 2 seat flying car or as we like to call it, Passenger Drone...
    The 1,100 kg Workhorse Surefly uses an electric quadcopter layout with two contra-rotating propellers on each corner and a range-extending petrol engine, giving it a range of 70 miles and a top speed of 70 mph. The gas engine can then be fueled quickly with petroleum for immediate onward flight.

    #6 Ehang184 (Ehong)
    Dubai’s Road & Transportation Agency plans to launch trips with the first fully-electric autonomous aerial vehicle drone starting late this summer. The Prime Minister of the UAE wants 25% of all passenger trips to be made in driver-less vehicles by 2030.

    This human-size drone, EHang 184, is made in China and has already flown in Dubai. Its manufacturer, Chinese drone company Ehang, showed off the 184 at last year's CES in Las Vegas after 100 successful manned test flights.

    EHang 184 has enough room for a small suitcase and will be controlled through 4G mobile Internet. It is able to carry a single passenger who weighs less than 220 pounds over short distances at 62 miles per hour with a fully-charged battery.

    #5 Hoversurf
    Hoversurf, comes from a Russian company that builds drones. They recently posted a video showing off its latest prototype: the Scorpion-3, a single-seat, electric-powered hoverbike that looks super awesome!
    The manufacturers say they wanted to combine a motorcycle with quadcopter drone technology to create “an extreme sports instrument.” The electric-borne aircraft is intended for both “amateur and professional navigators,” Hoversurf says. Though don’t expect a motorcycle’s license or even a pilot’s license to authorize you to ride one of these things. The only thing that would, in my opinion, is a willingness to have your legs amputated in the name of extreme sports.
    The hoverbike uses custom-built software to limit its range and velocity in order to assure a safe ride, the company says. We are wondering tho... Will they put a cage over those blades?

    #4 .I.F.O.
    Designed by italian company jet capsule, the I.F.O or ‘identified flying object’ is a proposed two seater drone/copter vehicle. the chassis, composed of a main central capsule cockpit, measures two meters in diameter and is surrounded by a carbon fiber disk with an overall dimension of 4.70 meters.

    #3 ProjectZero
    The AgustaWestland Project Zero is a hybrid tiltrotor/fan-in-wing aircraft. It has been developed by AgustaWestland as a technology demonstrator, and is used to investigate all-electric propulsion and other advanced technologies. It is the world's first electric tilt-rotor aircraft.

    #2. Volocopter
    The e-volo VC200 Volocopter is a single-place experimental electric multi-rotor helicopter.
    The e-volo VC-2 (or VC-200) is the second in a series of multi-rotor designs from the German company e-volo. The single-place, 16 motor, all-electric e-volo VC1 "Volocopter" was demonstrated on 21 October 2011.

    #1 Airbus Pop Up
    During the 87th Geneva International Motor Show, Italdesign and Airbus world-premiered Pop.Up, the first modular, fully electric, zero emission concept vehicle system designed to relieve traffic congestion in crowded megacities. Pop.Up envisages a modular system for multi-modal transportation that makes full use of both ground and airspace.

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    Droxi - Our 1st autonomous air taxi drones

    Published on Oct 3, 2017

    Digi Robotics LLC

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    How autonomous flying taxis could change the way you travel | Rodin Lyasoff

    Published on Jul 20, 2018

    Flight is about to get a lot more personal, says aviation entrepreneur Rodin Lyasoff. In this visionary talk, he imagines a new golden age of air travel in which small, autonomous air taxis allow us to bypass traffic jams and fundamentally transform how we get around our cities and towns. "In the past century, flight connected our planet," Lyasoff says. "In the next, it will reconnect our local communities."

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    "Sebastian Thrun: ‘The costs of the air taxi system could be less than an Uber’"
    The Google X founder and robotics expert on flying taxis, the possible healthcare uses for AI – and why we haven’t seen the last of Google Glass

    by Zoë Corbyn
    August 28, 2018

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    What is the Flying Car Engineer Nanodegree Program?

    Published on Sep 7, 2018

    Flying Car Nanodegree program instructor Raffaello D'andrea sits down with Head of the Flying Car Nanodegree program, Jake Lussier to discuss what will be covered in Udacity's newest program.

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    Webinar: The New Flying Machines: Air taxis, flying cars, and VTOLs in the future mobility space

    Published on Dec 11, 2018

    Flying cars have been at the forefront of science fiction and public imagination for decades. Today, we are finally starting to see some semblance of these aircraft come to life, with dozens of startups and established players around the globe racing to develop the world’s first air taxi service. This webinar will review how recent innovations in energy storage and autonomous systems have made these aircraft possible. It will also discuss the remaining technical hurdles for commercialization, the potential role of air taxis and flying cars in the future urban mobility landscape, and our Lux Take on where the true opportunities exist in the nascent electric aviation industry.

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    Evolution of Flying Car

    Published on Jan 20, 2019

    Evolution of Flying Car
    People have always dreamt of flying. To make that dream be possible, they have come up with the most unbelievable inventions. As we know, Flying cars did not appear overnight. Different prototypes of flying machines have been created and improved over the years and they continue to do so. In this video you will see the evolution of some of these flying cars.

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