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.
There seems to be no category that Bruno Senna can’t compete in, as the Brazilian has announced that he will be the driver of one of the world’s first electric flying cars after joining Airspeeder!
Airspeeder would first improve the technology with remotely piloted aircraft built for racing, and then civilian customers and the era of urban aviation. Airspeeder has taken another big step towards the first flying car racing series. Now they could fly two planes in tandem.
In the (who knows how distant or near) future, we may see car racing with “race cars” reminiscent of Star Wars vehicles. In the air!