Next generation machines cannot yet use fuel cells

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According to the head of a company developing alternative propulsion, the development of hydrogen fuel cells is moving too slowly, so they will not be able to use the technology in the next generation of zero-emission vehicles.

This experimental drone takes shape in flight

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The flying machine can do some particularly interesting tricks by quickly lowering and raising its “arms” as needed. The HiPeRLab team of University of California staff and students is pushing the boundaries of drone technology with a series of unique projects. The team of mostly young professionals is doing an impressive job, as you can see on their website, trying to come up with innovative ideas in everything from product design to improving safety features to developing space sensing.

Flying licence for the Slovak flying car

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The Slovakian-built experimental vehicle AirCar has obtained the necessary certification to fly. The amphibious vehicle, powered by a petrol-powered BMW engine, can reach speeds of up to 160 kilometres per hour and a flight altitude of over 2,500 metres, reports the BBC. Before take-off, the vehicle switches to flight mode, which lasts 2 minutes 15 seconds.

Boeing invests $450 million in the development of electric air taxis.

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Boeing is investing USD 450 million to help develop fully electric air taxis capable of unmanned flight and vertical take-off and landing. According to a statement from California-based Wisk Aero, the company is developing so-called sixth-generation eVTOL (electrically powered vertical take-off and landing) passenger aircraft, which would be able to fly unmanned and therefore autonomously.