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Drones' Impact is Wide Reaching, But What Will Happen in The Future?

Drones' Impact is Wide Reaching, But What Will Happen in The Future?

Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 10, 2020
Electric Mobility in new Spheres:  First Electrified Wingsuit Flight

Electric Mobility in new Spheres: First Electrified Wingsuit Flight

Electric mobility is conquering the third dimension. BMW Group will present the first electric drive system for a wingsuit with which the centuries-old dream of flying can be realised in a completely novel way.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 2, 2020
Autonomous Multi-Drone Aerial Surveys of Antarctic Penguin Colonies

Autonomous Multi-Drone Aerial Surveys of Antarctic Penguin Colonies

Aerial surveys of penguin colonies have been conducted before, usually with helicopters or a single drone. The helicopter method produces great image quality but is expensive, fuel-inefficient and risks disturbing the birds. The single drone survey is time-consuming and - because the drones must be launched from a safe distance, about five kilometers from the colony - difficult to navigate.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 30, 2020
World's First Flying Car Hits the Road

World's First Flying Car Hits the Road

Have you ever seen a flying car passing you on the highway? The PAL-V Liberty has been approved for road usage and can now be spotted on the European roads. With this approval, PAL-V is another step closer to deliveries.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 26, 2020
New Projects to Explore use of Drones for Medical Delivery

New Projects to Explore use of Drones for Medical Delivery

There are over 2.5 million movements of medical supplies, samples and other items between hospitals and medical centres annually in the UK, with the majority of movements being undertaken by commissioned couriers on the country's road network.
External Company Press Release
Boeing's Australian Unmanned Aircraft Completes First Taxi

Boeing's Australian Unmanned Aircraft Completes First Taxi

The Boeing Loyal Wingman aircraft being developed with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) recently moved under its own power for the first time, a key milestone for the aircraft that's expected to make its first flight this year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 7, 2020
World First Hydrogen-Electric Passenger Plane Flight

World First Hydrogen-Electric Passenger Plane Flight

ZeroAvia has completed the world first hydrogen fuel cell powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft. ZeroAvia's achievement is the first step to realising the transformational possibilities of moving from fossil fuels to zero-emission hydrogen as the primary energy source for commercial aviation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 2, 2020
Rolls Royce Completes Ground Testing of World's Fastest Electric Plane

Rolls Royce Completes Ground Testing of World's Fastest Electric Plane

Rolls-Royce has completed testing of the ground-breaking technology that will power the world's fastest all-electric plane. All the technology has been tested on a full-scale replica of the plane's core, called an 'ionBird', including a 500hp electric powertrain powerful enough to set world speed records and a battery with enough energy to supply 250 homes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 2, 2020
Vertical Aerospace Unveils All Electric Flying Taxi

Vertical Aerospace Unveils All Electric Flying Taxi

Vertical Aerospace has revealed the VA-1X flying taxi, designed to be a high performing aircraft able to connect entire regions as well as carrying out shorter missions across single cities. VA-1X is set to be the world's first certified winged all-electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing aircraft, and is on course to start commercial flights in 2024. Build will begin shortly, with manufacturing taking place in the UK.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 21, 2020
NASA Is Developing an All-Electric X-57 X-Plane: A Cleaner Way to Fly

NASA Is Developing an All-Electric X-57 X-Plane: A Cleaner Way to Fly

NASA is developing an electrically powered X-57 plane. Just as electric cars are becoming more and more commonplace on our roads each day, aerospace engineers are seeking to make electric air transportation a reality.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 10, 2020
Electric Mobility in new Spheres:  First Electrified Wingsuit Flight

Electric Mobility in new Spheres: First Electrified Wingsuit Flight

Electric mobility is conquering the third dimension. BMW Group will present the first electric drive system for a wingsuit with which the centuries-old dream of flying can be realised in a completely novel way.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 30, 2020
World's First Flying Car Hits the Road

World's First Flying Car Hits the Road

Have you ever seen a flying car passing you on the highway? The PAL-V Liberty has been approved for road usage and can now be spotted on the European roads. With this approval, PAL-V is another step closer to deliveries.
External Company Press Release
Boeing's Australian Unmanned Aircraft Completes First Taxi

Boeing's Australian Unmanned Aircraft Completes First Taxi

The Boeing Loyal Wingman aircraft being developed with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) recently moved under its own power for the first time, a key milestone for the aircraft that's expected to make its first flight this year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 2, 2020
Rolls Royce Completes Ground Testing of World's Fastest Electric Plane

Rolls Royce Completes Ground Testing of World's Fastest Electric Plane

Rolls-Royce has completed testing of the ground-breaking technology that will power the world's fastest all-electric plane. All the technology has been tested on a full-scale replica of the plane's core, called an 'ionBird', including a 500hp electric powertrain powerful enough to set world speed records and a battery with enough energy to supply 250 homes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 21, 2020
NASA Is Developing an All-Electric X-57 X-Plane: A Cleaner Way to Fly

NASA Is Developing an All-Electric X-57 X-Plane: A Cleaner Way to Fly

NASA is developing an electrically powered X-57 plane. Just as electric cars are becoming more and more commonplace on our roads each day, aerospace engineers are seeking to make electric air transportation a reality.
Electric Vehicles Research
Nov 2, 2020
Autonomous Multi-Drone Aerial Surveys of Antarctic Penguin Colonies

Autonomous Multi-Drone Aerial Surveys of Antarctic Penguin Colonies

Aerial surveys of penguin colonies have been conducted before, usually with helicopters or a single drone. The helicopter method produces great image quality but is expensive, fuel-inefficient and risks disturbing the birds. The single drone survey is time-consuming and - because the drones must be launched from a safe distance, about five kilometers from the colony - difficult to navigate.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 26, 2020
New Projects to Explore use of Drones for Medical Delivery

New Projects to Explore use of Drones for Medical Delivery

There are over 2.5 million movements of medical supplies, samples and other items between hospitals and medical centres annually in the UK, with the majority of movements being undertaken by commissioned couriers on the country's road network.
Electric Vehicles Research
Oct 7, 2020
World First Hydrogen-Electric Passenger Plane Flight

World First Hydrogen-Electric Passenger Plane Flight

ZeroAvia has completed the world first hydrogen fuel cell powered flight of a commercial-grade aircraft. ZeroAvia's achievement is the first step to realising the transformational possibilities of moving from fossil fuels to zero-emission hydrogen as the primary energy source for commercial aviation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 2, 2020
Vertical Aerospace Unveils All Electric Flying Taxi

Vertical Aerospace Unveils All Electric Flying Taxi

Vertical Aerospace has revealed the VA-1X flying taxi, designed to be a high performing aircraft able to connect entire regions as well as carrying out shorter missions across single cities. VA-1X is set to be the world's first certified winged all-electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing aircraft, and is on course to start commercial flights in 2024. Build will begin shortly, with manufacturing taking place in the UK.
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