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Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 19, 2021
Drones as Smart Agricultural Tools for Pesticide Use in Farms

Drones as Smart Agricultural Tools for Pesticide Use in Farms

Drones could soon be adopted as essential tools for various agricultural tasks; however, with respect to their use in farm management, research is still lacking. To address this issue, researchers in Japan compared drones to well-established technologies for spraying pesticide over rice paddy fields. Using statistical data, the researchers explore both advantages and limitations of drones and whether they currently offer an edge regarding costs, capacity, and management efficiency.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 30, 2021
Wisk to Begin eVTOL Trial in New Zealand This Year

Wisk to Begin eVTOL Trial in New Zealand This Year

Wisk, the Urban Air Mobility company behind the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi, is progressing with its Transport Trial, which will advance autonomous passenger transport under the New Zealand Government's broader Airspace Integration Trial Programme. Wisk is working towards rolling out the implementation phase later this year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 23, 2021
EHang to Build Eco-Sustainable Vertiport in Italy

EHang to Build Eco-Sustainable Vertiport in Italy

EHang Holdings Limited and Giancarlo Zema Design Group have designed and will build an eco-sustainable vertiport in Italy. The vertiport will use green design and construction materials, and can generate energy to recharge the EH216 passenger-grade AAVs. Vertiports will play a significant role in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market and the new era of flight. When integrated into the existing transportation infrastructure, vertiports can serve as aerial hubs for tourists.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 12, 2021
Rolls-Royce Joins Partners for All Electric Passenger Aircraft

Rolls-Royce Joins Partners for All Electric Passenger Aircraft

Rolls-Royce and airframer Tecnam are joining forces with Widerøe - the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft for the commuter market, ready for revenue service in 2026.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 11, 2021
Drone Delivered COVID-19 Vaccines Take to the Air

Drone Delivered COVID-19 Vaccines Take to the Air

Across the country, Zipline is a mission-critical, reliable and resilient part of Ghana's medical supply.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 8, 2021
A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones

A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones

The technology could boost aerial robots' repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Infrastructure Requirements for eVTOL Air Taxi Operations

Infrastructure Requirements for eVTOL Air Taxi Operations

As manufacturers get closer to operational electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) aircraft, it is vital that attention is given to the design and rollout of the vertiport infrastructure which will expand the eVTOL from mere aircraft to transport service.
External Company Press Release
Consortium Launches Zenid - Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Air

Consortium Launches Zenid - Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Air

The aviation industry is responsible for 3% of global manmade CO2 emissions and has the challenging objective to reduce these emissions in the next decade significantly. Unlike road transport, aviation cannot switch to electric or hydrogen propulsion yet and therefore depends on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). SAF purely made from air via direct air capture technology and renewable electricity offers a carbon-neutral solution suitable to meet the industry's high demands for renewable fuels in the future.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 8, 2021
World First Electric Urban Air Port Secures UK Government Backing

World First Electric Urban Air Port Secures UK Government Backing

The Future Flight Challenge has been created to develop aviation infrastructure and systems that enable the next generation of electric and autonomous air vehicles. Air-One is a world-first fully-operational hub for future electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft - such as cargo drones and air taxis - to be launched in Coventry later this year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 4, 2021
GKN to Explore Large EVTOL Aircraft Called Skybus

GKN to Explore Large EVTOL Aircraft Called Skybus

GKN Aerospace is to lead a trio of new programs to advance sustainable aviation technology. The UK-based group will be coordinating 15 other organizations in work backed by a £4.5 million investment from the government's Future Flight Challenge fund.
Electric Vehicles Research
Apr 19, 2021
Drones as Smart Agricultural Tools for Pesticide Use in Farms

Drones as Smart Agricultural Tools for Pesticide Use in Farms

Drones could soon be adopted as essential tools for various agricultural tasks; however, with respect to their use in farm management, research is still lacking. To address this issue, researchers in Japan compared drones to well-established technologies for spraying pesticide over rice paddy fields. Using statistical data, the researchers explore both advantages and limitations of drones and whether they currently offer an edge regarding costs, capacity, and management efficiency.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 23, 2021
EHang to Build Eco-Sustainable Vertiport in Italy

EHang to Build Eco-Sustainable Vertiport in Italy

EHang Holdings Limited and Giancarlo Zema Design Group have designed and will build an eco-sustainable vertiport in Italy. The vertiport will use green design and construction materials, and can generate energy to recharge the EH216 passenger-grade AAVs. Vertiports will play a significant role in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market and the new era of flight. When integrated into the existing transportation infrastructure, vertiports can serve as aerial hubs for tourists.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 11, 2021
Drone Delivered COVID-19 Vaccines Take to the Air

Drone Delivered COVID-19 Vaccines Take to the Air

Across the country, Zipline is a mission-critical, reliable and resilient part of Ghana's medical supply.
IDTechEx Research Subscribers
Infrastructure Requirements for eVTOL Air Taxi Operations

Infrastructure Requirements for eVTOL Air Taxi Operations

As manufacturers get closer to operational electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) aircraft, it is vital that attention is given to the design and rollout of the vertiport infrastructure which will expand the eVTOL from mere aircraft to transport service.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 8, 2021
World First Electric Urban Air Port Secures UK Government Backing

World First Electric Urban Air Port Secures UK Government Backing

The Future Flight Challenge has been created to develop aviation infrastructure and systems that enable the next generation of electric and autonomous air vehicles. Air-One is a world-first fully-operational hub for future electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft - such as cargo drones and air taxis - to be launched in Coventry later this year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 30, 2021
Wisk to Begin eVTOL Trial in New Zealand This Year

Wisk to Begin eVTOL Trial in New Zealand This Year

Wisk, the Urban Air Mobility company behind the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi, is progressing with its Transport Trial, which will advance autonomous passenger transport under the New Zealand Government's broader Airspace Integration Trial Programme. Wisk is working towards rolling out the implementation phase later this year.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 12, 2021
Rolls-Royce Joins Partners for All Electric Passenger Aircraft

Rolls-Royce Joins Partners for All Electric Passenger Aircraft

Rolls-Royce and airframer Tecnam are joining forces with Widerøe - the largest regional airline in Scandinavia, to deliver an all-electric passenger aircraft for the commuter market, ready for revenue service in 2026.
Electric Vehicles Research
Mar 8, 2021
A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones

A New Generation of Tiny, Agile Drones

The technology could boost aerial robots' repertoire, allowing them to operate in cramped spaces and withstand collisions.
External Company Press Release
Consortium Launches Zenid - Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Air

Consortium Launches Zenid - Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Air

The aviation industry is responsible for 3% of global manmade CO2 emissions and has the challenging objective to reduce these emissions in the next decade significantly. Unlike road transport, aviation cannot switch to electric or hydrogen propulsion yet and therefore depends on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). SAF purely made from air via direct air capture technology and renewable electricity offers a carbon-neutral solution suitable to meet the industry's high demands for renewable fuels in the future.
Electric Vehicles Research
Feb 4, 2021
GKN to Explore Large EVTOL Aircraft Called Skybus

GKN to Explore Large EVTOL Aircraft Called Skybus

GKN Aerospace is to lead a trio of new programs to advance sustainable aviation technology. The UK-based group will be coordinating 15 other organizations in work backed by a £4.5 million investment from the government's Future Flight Challenge fund.
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