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Starling jet hybrid-electric VTOL business jet

Starling jet hybrid-electric VTOL business jet

Feb 23, 2018 United Kingdom
Developed by U.K. start-up Samad Aerospace and unveiled at this week's Singapore Airshow, the three-engine craft seats up to 10 people. It is fully electric during landing and takeoff while relying on diesel turbofan engine propulsion during high-altitude cruising.
Programming drones to fly in the face of uncertainty

Programming drones to fly in the face of uncertainty

Feb 23, 2018 United States
Companies have big ideas for drones that can deliver packages right to your door. But even putting aside the policy issues, programming drones to fly through cluttered spaces like cities is difficult. Being able to avoid obstacles while traveling at high speeds is computationally complex, especially for small drones that are limited in how much they can carry onboard for real-time processing.
Worlds largest national drone delivery network saves lives

Worlds largest national drone delivery network saves lives

Feb 22, 2018 Tanzania
Tanzania announced that it is launching the world's largest drone delivery service to provide emergency on-demand access to critical and life-saving medicines.
Cummins and Johnson Matthey expand efforts in electrification

Cummins and Johnson Matthey expand efforts in electrification

Feb 21, 2018 United States, United Kingdom
Cummins Inc announced the acquisition of Johnson Matthey's UK automotive battery systems business, a subsidiary of Johnson Matthey that specializes in high-voltage automotive grade battery systems for electric and hybrid vehicles.
High performance electric off-road motorbikes.

High performance electric off-road motorbikes.

Feb 20, 2018 Sweden
Electric Vehicles research reports on the KALK, an electric motocross bike with a top speed of 50 mph and a range of 50 miles.
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Why is new robotics becoming commercially viable now (part I)?

Why is new robotics becoming commercially viable now (part I)?

Feb 19, 2018 Worldwide
Everything in the world of robotics is changing: robots are becoming uncaged, mobile, collaborative and increasingly intelligent and dexterous, moving beyond their traditional strongholds to bring automation to previously inaccessible tasks.
Porsche and Audi develop joint architecture for electric vehicles

Porsche and Audi develop joint architecture for electric vehicles

Feb 19, 2018 Europe
The goal of the cooperation, which will create a pioneering architecture called the Premium Platform Electric, is to shape the mobility of tomorrow together and to put future electric vehicles on the market more quickly.
Southern hemisphere's largest electric car sharing scheme launches

Southern hemisphere's largest electric car sharing scheme launches

Feb 16, 2018 New Zealand
The largest 100 per cent electric car-sharing scheme in the Southern Hemisphere has been launched in New Zealand.
IDTechEx TV'Escape the earth' in this road worthy Flying Car

'Escape the earth' in this road worthy Flying Car

Feb 15, 2018
Terrafugia's mission is to create practical flying cars that enable a new dimension of personal freedom. Terrafugia (ter-ra-FOO-jee-ah) is derived from the Latin for "Escape the Earth".
Dubai trials autonomous pods

Dubai trials autonomous pods

Feb 15, 2018 United Arab Emirates
The Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) has completed initial tests of the world's first autonomous pods. The autonomous electric vehicles are fitted with a battery that supports 3 hours of operation.
IDTechEx TVEhang flying taxi trial

Ehang flying taxi trial

Feb 14, 2018 China
EHANG has unveiled footage of the latest test flights of their self-flying passenger aircraft.