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Geely invests 50 million euros in Volocopter

Geely invests 50 million euros in Volocopter

Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 4, 2019
Volocopter flies successfully with air traffic

Volocopter flies successfully with air traffic

Volocopter performed a flight at the Helsinki International Airport successfully integrated into both the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management system.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 29, 2019
Embraer advances development of aircraft with electric propulsion

Embraer advances development of aircraft with electric propulsion

Embraer unveiled, on the eve of its 50th anniversary, images of the demonstrator aircraft with 100% electric propulsion technology, which is currently under development.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 12, 2019
Drone doctor: Measuring whale health from above

Drone doctor: Measuring whale health from above

When assessing a patient's health, one of the first things a doctor does is measure the patient's vital signs. But how do you measure vital signs when your patient is a huge, endangered paikea humpback whale? New University of Canterbury research suggests drones might be the solution.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 9, 2019
Manned Electric Aircraft: IDTechEx says Walk Before You Run

Manned Electric Aircraft: IDTechEx says Walk Before You Run

In the new IDTechEx report, "Manned Electric Aircraft 2020-2030" the analyst praises manufacturers such as Bye Aerospace for "walking before they try to run". Like Tesla with cars, they started with two-seater pure-electric vehicles and progressed to four - in this case, fixed-wing aircraft. Sales of these as air taxis and pilot trainers are booming with Bye alone attracting $165 million in business in about one year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 30, 2019
Switzerland authorises crop spraying drones

Switzerland authorises crop spraying drones

Switzerland has become the first country in Europe to develop a process to authorize spray drones. According to the Swiss government, drones are well suited as replacements for helicopters in spraying pesticides.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 8, 2019
First truly autonomous aircraft landing

First truly autonomous aircraft landing

Researchers have now demonstrated a completely automatic landing with vision assisted navigation that functions properly without the need for ground-based systems.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Metro Hop Low Cost Pure Electric STOL Aircraft

Metro Hop Low Cost Pure Electric STOL Aircraft

The details have been released of a remarkable project to make short takeoff and landing aircraft catapulted form airport buildings and other constrained sites, first applications being in very low cost, very fast mail delivery.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 25, 2019
Drones for early detection of forest fires

Drones for early detection of forest fires

Researchers have developed a sustainable innovation pilot project for early detection and prevention of forest fires through drone technology.\r\n\r\n
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 24, 2019
Integration of flying vehicles into urban transport for 2024 Olympics

Integration of flying vehicles into urban transport for 2024 Olympics

Airbus, Groupe ADP and the RATP Group, along with the Paris Ile-de-France region and the French civil aviation authority, have announced the launch of a feasibility study to demonstrate an urban system of vertical take-off and landing vehicles for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
Electric Vehicles Research
Sep 4, 2019
Volocopter flies successfully with air traffic

Volocopter flies successfully with air traffic

Volocopter performed a flight at the Helsinki International Airport successfully integrated into both the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management system.
Electric Vehicles Research
Aug 12, 2019
Drone doctor: Measuring whale health from above

Drone doctor: Measuring whale health from above

When assessing a patient's health, one of the first things a doctor does is measure the patient's vital signs. But how do you measure vital signs when your patient is a huge, endangered paikea humpback whale? New University of Canterbury research suggests drones might be the solution.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jul 30, 2019
Switzerland authorises crop spraying drones

Switzerland authorises crop spraying drones

Switzerland has become the first country in Europe to develop a process to authorize spray drones. According to the Swiss government, drones are well suited as replacements for helicopters in spraying pesticides.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Metro Hop Low Cost Pure Electric STOL Aircraft

Metro Hop Low Cost Pure Electric STOL Aircraft

The details have been released of a remarkable project to make short takeoff and landing aircraft catapulted form airport buildings and other constrained sites, first applications being in very low cost, very fast mail delivery.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jun 24, 2019
Integration of flying vehicles into urban transport for 2024 Olympics

Integration of flying vehicles into urban transport for 2024 Olympics

Airbus, Groupe ADP and the RATP Group, along with the Paris Ile-de-France region and the French civil aviation authority, have announced the launch of a feasibility study to demonstrate an urban system of vertical take-off and landing vehicles for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
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