360-speed flying cars will race against each other next year

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Australian Start-up Alauda Aeronautics is set to launch an Airspeeder competition, where flying cars will compete against each other next year. The electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles have already completed over 350 test flights and are powered by a one MW hydrogen turbo-generator and four wheel-like rotors that can be adjusted for vertical or horizontal flight. The Airspeeder Mark 4, the fourth-generation development of the vehicle, boasts an “artificial intelligence-powered gimbal thrust technology” that provides the precision of a Formula 1 car or fighter jet, making it maneuverable for racing.

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The Airspeeder Mark 4 can reach speeds of 360 km/h from a standing start in just 30 seconds. While previous generations were operated by remote control, the Mk4 will be operated by humans. The new technology is expected to revolutionize motorsport, providing a whole new color to it. The technology has already gained major backers like Intel and luxury watchmaker IWC Schauffhausen, but the company is looking for more manufacturing partners for its “motorsport revolution.”

According to Alauda Aeronautics CEO Matt Pearson, “We, and the world, are ready for the piloted flying car race. We’ve built the vehicle, invented the sport, secured the venue, are looking for sponsors and partners. Now is the time for the world’s most progressive, innovative and ambitious car brands, OEMs, and motorsport teams to join our truly revolutionary project.”

A glimpse into the future of transportation

The concept of flying cars has been around for quite some time. As science fiction enthusiasts, we have been waiting for the moment to see them in reality. Advances in technology are now making this a possibility. With Alauda Aeronautics’ Airspeeder competition, we are seeing a glimpse into the future of transportation. As the world is moving towards green energy and electric vehicles, this new technology could change the way we travel and transport goods.

Challenges in implementing flying cars

While the idea of flying cars is exciting, there are challenges to implementing them. There are questions about regulations, infrastructure, and safety. Airspace is already limited, and adding flying cars could lead to chaos. The possibility of crashes is also a concern. As we look towards the future, these challenges must be addressed to ensure that flying cars are safe and accessible for everyone.

The growing demand for eVTOL vehicles

The demand for eVTOL vehicles is growing. According to a report by Grand View Research, the global eVTOL aircraft market size was valued at USD 162.4 million in 2020 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.6% from 2021 to 2028. The increasing demand for urban air mobility and the need for efficient transportation are the primary factors driving the market’s growth.

Conclusion

The Airspeeder competition by Alauda Aeronautics is an exciting development in the field of transportation. While there are challenges to implementing flying cars, the growing demand for eVTOL vehicles is a clear indication that people are ready for this change. As technology continues to advance, we can expect to see more innovations in transportation that will change the way we live and move around.

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