Slowly, but surely, Alauda Aeronautics’ grand concept of “Formula 1 in the air” is beginning to take shape. Earlier this year, the Australian company unveiled the Airspeeder Mk3, the next version of which is planned to be ready for live competition next year. In these competitions, the flying race cars would be driven by pilots in the cockpit, with a number of safety precautions. To this end, Alauda is also working with Acronis, which is developing a lidar system for the Airspeeder that will prevent the planes from colliding with each other in the air.
Thanks to the development of the drone market, quadrocopters are now being made that can be used as a real means of transport. One of these is the Alauda Airspeeder Mk3 EXA, a flying car created by Alauda Aeronautics under the supervision of the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
For the first time, an electric racing car has flown in the Australian desert, and later this year it will be used in Formula 1-based races. The machines can fly at speeds of up to 150-250 kilometres per hour, depending on the terrain, the Guardian reported.