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Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 10, 2020
Uber and Hyundai Announce Aerial Ridesharing Partnership

Uber and Hyundai Announce Aerial Ridesharing Partnership

Uber and Hyundai Motor Company have announced a new partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 9, 2020
Drones Effective Tools for Fruit Farmers

Drones Effective Tools for Fruit Farmers

Researchers are researching the use of drones for fruit trees. Most of the agricultural applications for drones - or, more technically unmanned aerial vehicles - have been on grain crops like wheat, corn and soy.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 2, 2020
Making Beyond Visual Line of Sight Drone Operations Commonplace

Making Beyond Visual Line of Sight Drone Operations Commonplace

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has published its first guide aimed at supporting the industry to make unmanned aircraft (drone) flights beyond the visual line of sight of the operator an everyday occurrence. This would significantly change how unmanned aircraft are used in the UK.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 27, 2019
Rolls-Royce Unveils All-electric Plane Targeting the Record Books

Rolls-Royce Unveils All-electric Plane Targeting the Record Books

Rolls-Royce's ambitions to build the world's fastest all-electric aircraft have taken an important step forward with the unveiling of the plane at Gloucestershire Airport. Work will now begin on integrating the ground-breaking electrical propulsion system to enable the zero-emissions plane to make a run for the record books with a target speed of 300+ MPH.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 16, 2019
Successful Flight of World's First Commercial Electric Airplane

Successful Flight of World's First Commercial Electric Airplane

Harbour Air announced the successful flight of the world's first all-electric commercial aircraft. This historic flight signifies the start of the third era in aviation - the electric age.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 11, 2019
Spying on Hippos With Drones to Help Conservation Efforts

Spying on Hippos With Drones to Help Conservation Efforts

A new study has shown that using a drone to film hippos in Africa is an effective, affordable tool for conservationists to monitor the threatened species' population from a safe distance, particularly in remote and aquatic areas.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 21, 2019
Airbus' VSR700 Drone Copter Prototype Makes Maiden Flight

Airbus' VSR700 Drone Copter Prototype Makes Maiden Flight

The prototype of Airbus Helicopters' VSR700 unmanned aerial system has performed its first flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. The VSR700 performed several take-offs and landings with the longest flight lasting around 10 minutes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 20, 2019
Electric Race Plane Unveiled

Electric Race Plane Unveiled

The world's first electric race plane has been unveiled, showcasing custom modified technology built by one of the racing teams set to take part in the inaugural Air Race E event next year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 13, 2019
Collaboration to Increase Endurance of Future Bye Aerospace eAircraft

Collaboration to Increase Endurance of Future Bye Aerospace eAircraft

OXIS Energy and Bye Aerospace have begun a 12-month collaborative programme that seeks to achieve a 50% to 100% increase in flight time from a single charge on future Bye Aerospace eAircraft.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 12, 2019
Electric Air Taxi Cabable of Carrying 250kg

Electric Air Taxi Cabable of Carrying 250kg

Vertical Aerospace has revealed flight footage of an electric vertical take off and landing aircraft capable of carrying loads of up to 250kg - the first company in the world to do so.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 10, 2020
Uber and Hyundai Announce Aerial Ridesharing Partnership

Uber and Hyundai Announce Aerial Ridesharing Partnership

Uber and Hyundai Motor Company have announced a new partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 2, 2020
Making Beyond Visual Line of Sight Drone Operations Commonplace

Making Beyond Visual Line of Sight Drone Operations Commonplace

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has published its first guide aimed at supporting the industry to make unmanned aircraft (drone) flights beyond the visual line of sight of the operator an everyday occurrence. This would significantly change how unmanned aircraft are used in the UK.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 16, 2019
Successful Flight of World's First Commercial Electric Airplane

Successful Flight of World's First Commercial Electric Airplane

Harbour Air announced the successful flight of the world's first all-electric commercial aircraft. This historic flight signifies the start of the third era in aviation - the electric age.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 21, 2019
Airbus' VSR700 Drone Copter Prototype Makes Maiden Flight

Airbus' VSR700 Drone Copter Prototype Makes Maiden Flight

The prototype of Airbus Helicopters' VSR700 unmanned aerial system has performed its first flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. The VSR700 performed several take-offs and landings with the longest flight lasting around 10 minutes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 13, 2019
Collaboration to Increase Endurance of Future Bye Aerospace eAircraft

Collaboration to Increase Endurance of Future Bye Aerospace eAircraft

OXIS Energy and Bye Aerospace have begun a 12-month collaborative programme that seeks to achieve a 50% to 100% increase in flight time from a single charge on future Bye Aerospace eAircraft.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 9, 2020
Drones Effective Tools for Fruit Farmers

Drones Effective Tools for Fruit Farmers

Researchers are researching the use of drones for fruit trees. Most of the agricultural applications for drones - or, more technically unmanned aerial vehicles - have been on grain crops like wheat, corn and soy.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 27, 2019
Rolls-Royce Unveils All-electric Plane Targeting the Record Books

Rolls-Royce Unveils All-electric Plane Targeting the Record Books

Rolls-Royce's ambitions to build the world's fastest all-electric aircraft have taken an important step forward with the unveiling of the plane at Gloucestershire Airport. Work will now begin on integrating the ground-breaking electrical propulsion system to enable the zero-emissions plane to make a run for the record books with a target speed of 300+ MPH.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 11, 2019
Spying on Hippos With Drones to Help Conservation Efforts

Spying on Hippos With Drones to Help Conservation Efforts

A new study has shown that using a drone to film hippos in Africa is an effective, affordable tool for conservationists to monitor the threatened species' population from a safe distance, particularly in remote and aquatic areas.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 20, 2019
Electric Race Plane Unveiled

Electric Race Plane Unveiled

The world's first electric race plane has been unveiled, showcasing custom modified technology built by one of the racing teams set to take part in the inaugural Air Race E event next year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 12, 2019
Electric Air Taxi Cabable of Carrying 250kg

Electric Air Taxi Cabable of Carrying 250kg

Vertical Aerospace has revealed flight footage of an electric vertical take off and landing aircraft capable of carrying loads of up to 250kg - the first company in the world to do so.
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