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.

In the United States, it is possible to operate a one-seat aircraft without obtaining a pilot’s license.

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The Dragon’s RotorX eVTOL is similar to the Jetson One in terms of design and operation, but it can only accommodate one passenger, has a flight time of 20 minutes on a single charge, and is powered by 16 kW motors with eight rotors. It can be controlled using a joystick, except during landing when it can be set to automatic mode. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the aircraft is classified as ultralight, so no pilot’s license is needed to operate it.