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Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 8, 2019
Koala-spotting drones proves a flying success

Koala-spotting drones proves a flying success

Researchers have developed an innovative method for detecting koala populations using drones and infrared imaging that is more reliable and less invasive than traditional animal population monitoring techniques.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 4, 2019
Boeing's first unmanned aircraft developed in Australia

Boeing's first unmanned aircraft developed in Australia

Boeing has introduced its newest unmanned platform, the Boeing Airpower Teaming System. Designed for global defense customers by Boeing Australia, it is the company's largest investment in a new unmanned aircraft program outside the United States.\r\n\r\n
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 25, 2019
Eviation,partners with Siemens on propulsion for electric plane

Eviation,partners with Siemens on propulsion for electric plane

Eviation Aircraft, has selected Siemens to provide high-power, all-electric propulsion systems for Eviation's fleet of regional Alice electric planes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 19, 2019
Innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite

Innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite

Ordnance Survey and a team of world-leading aeronautic engineers are developing a highly innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite that is going to change the face of Earth observation and the way we map our planet.\r\n
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 19, 2019
$39.6 million contract for Black Hornet drones

$39.6 million contract for Black Hornet drones

FLIR Systems Inc has been awarded a $39.6 Million order to deliver FLIR Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems in support of the United States Army. The highly capable nano-unmanned aerial vehicle systems delivered under this contract will support platoon and small unit level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities as part of the Soldier Borne Sensor Program.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 18, 2019
Volocopter and Frankfurt Airport flying taxi infrastructure

Volocopter and Frankfurt Airport flying taxi infrastructure

Fraport AG and Volocopter GmbH are pioneering mobility of the future. Together, they are developing concepts for ground infrastructure and operations required for air taxi services at airports.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 29, 2019
Boeing autonomous passenger air vehicle completes first flight

Boeing autonomous passenger air vehicle completes first flight

Boeing has successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle prototype. The electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft and will continue testing to advance the safety and reliability of on-demand autonomous air transportation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 23, 2019
Bell unveils full scale design of air taxi

Bell unveils full scale design of air taxi

The air taxi, named Bell Nexus, is powered by a hybrid-electric propulsion system and features Bell's signature powered lift concept incorporating six tilting ducted fans that are designed to safely and efficiently redefine air travel.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 7, 2019
Rolls Royce aiming for world's fastest electric airplane

Rolls Royce aiming for world's fastest electric airplane

Inside a bustling hangar bay at the far end of Gloucestershire airport in South West England, a team of British engineers, designers, and data specialists recruited from across Rolls-Royce and beyond have set out to make history.\r\nThey're building a high-performance electric aeroplane unlike anything the world has ever seen.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 18, 2018
Foldable drone flies through narrow holes

Foldable drone flies through narrow holes

A research team have developed a new drone that can retract its propeller arms in flight and make itself small to fit through narrow gaps and holes. This is particularly useful when searching for victims of natural disasters.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 8, 2019
Koala-spotting drones proves a flying success

Koala-spotting drones proves a flying success

Researchers have developed an innovative method for detecting koala populations using drones and infrared imaging that is more reliable and less invasive than traditional animal population monitoring techniques.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 25, 2019
Eviation,partners with Siemens on propulsion for electric plane

Eviation,partners with Siemens on propulsion for electric plane

Eviation Aircraft, has selected Siemens to provide high-power, all-electric propulsion systems for Eviation's fleet of regional Alice electric planes.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 19, 2019
$39.6 million contract for Black Hornet drones

$39.6 million contract for Black Hornet drones

FLIR Systems Inc has been awarded a $39.6 Million order to deliver FLIR Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems in support of the United States Army. The highly capable nano-unmanned aerial vehicle systems delivered under this contract will support platoon and small unit level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities as part of the Soldier Borne Sensor Program.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 29, 2019
Boeing autonomous passenger air vehicle completes first flight

Boeing autonomous passenger air vehicle completes first flight

Boeing has successfully completed the first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle prototype. The electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft and will continue testing to advance the safety and reliability of on-demand autonomous air transportation.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 7, 2019
Rolls Royce aiming for world's fastest electric airplane

Rolls Royce aiming for world's fastest electric airplane

Inside a bustling hangar bay at the far end of Gloucestershire airport in South West England, a team of British engineers, designers, and data specialists recruited from across Rolls-Royce and beyond have set out to make history.\r\nThey're building a high-performance electric aeroplane unlike anything the world has ever seen.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 4, 2019
Boeing's first unmanned aircraft developed in Australia

Boeing's first unmanned aircraft developed in Australia

Boeing has introduced its newest unmanned platform, the Boeing Airpower Teaming System. Designed for global defense customers by Boeing Australia, it is the company's largest investment in a new unmanned aircraft program outside the United States.\r\n\r\n
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 19, 2019
Innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite

Innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite

Ordnance Survey and a team of world-leading aeronautic engineers are developing a highly innovative solar powered, High Altitude Pseudo Satellite that is going to change the face of Earth observation and the way we map our planet.\r\n
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 18, 2019
Volocopter and Frankfurt Airport flying taxi infrastructure

Volocopter and Frankfurt Airport flying taxi infrastructure

Fraport AG and Volocopter GmbH are pioneering mobility of the future. Together, they are developing concepts for ground infrastructure and operations required for air taxi services at airports.
Electric Vehicles Research
Jan 23, 2019
Bell unveils full scale design of air taxi

Bell unveils full scale design of air taxi

The air taxi, named Bell Nexus, is powered by a hybrid-electric propulsion system and features Bell's signature powered lift concept incorporating six tilting ducted fans that are designed to safely and efficiently redefine air travel.
Electric Vehicles Research
Dec 18, 2018
Foldable drone flies through narrow holes

Foldable drone flies through narrow holes

A research team have developed a new drone that can retract its propeller arms in flight and make itself small to fit through narrow gaps and holes. This is particularly useful when searching for victims of natural disasters.
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