31 octobre 2018

Self-Driving Flying Car to Take Off in Two Years

Self-Driving Flying Car to Take Off in Two Years   The Terrafugia will automatically avoid other aircraft, bad weather, and restricted airspace. The hybrid electric flying car that's been a dream for so long is finally taking shape. Terrafugia announced that they expect to have a prototype for their computer-controlled electric aerial vehicle called the TF-X released within two years. The company says a full-sized prototype of the TF-X will be ready by 2018, the Daily Mail reported. No price has been announced, a company... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2018

If I have to choose between flying cars and self driving car, which one should I choose?

If I have to choose between flying cars and self driving car, which one should I choose? Flying cars are unlikely to ever become a reality. First, cost. Aircraft cost typically $200,000. A flying car would be at least that expensive, if not more. remember, it has to have a full set of everything a car needs, then it needs a full set of everything an aircraft needs. Second, license, you need a pilot’s license to fly one. That costs typically $8–12,000. Third, weight. Aircraft have to be very light to fly, and adding all the parts... [Lire la suite]
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08 juillet 2018

Autonomous, flying vehicles? Here's what the future of cars could look like

Autonomous, flying vehicles? Here's what the future of cars could look like From the introduction of power steering and air conditioning to the advent of electric windows and electric vehicles, the automotive industry has long been defined by technology.Self-driving cars represent the next development, and could well be the most disruptive innovation the sector has ever seen. As wild as it sounds, in the near future it could be possible to hail a vertical take-off, flying taxi.Technicians and engineers at German auto giant BMW have... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2018

Flying cars 2018: will the flying car market ever take off?

Flying cars 2018: will the flying car market ever take off? The PAL-V Liberty flying car made an appearance at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, delighting onlookers with a production ready flying car – something the Dutch firm claims is a world first. The Liberty isn’t alone in the world, though, as various manufacturers across the globe have designed concepts in an attempt to corner the market of flying cars. To most motorists the idea of switching congested motorways for the open skies is incredibly appealing, with... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2018

Uber signs contract with Nasa to develop flying taxi software

Uber signs contract with Nasa to develop flying taxi software Ambitious plans for electric drone-like flying cabs take step forward as Uber announces plans to test flights in LA in 2020 Uber has taken a step forward in its plan to make autonomous “flying taxis” a reality, signing a contract with Nasa to develop the software to manage them. The company’s chief product officer, Jeff Holden, announced the new service contract at Web Summit in Lisbon, alongside its intention to begin testing four-passenger, 200mph UberAir... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2018

Tesla flying car? Elon Musk teases 'special upgrade' of Roadster supercar

Tesla flying car? Elon Musk teases 'special upgrade' of Roadster supercar Tesla has unveiled a new Roadster, the new version of its original sports car. It’s the fastest production car ever made "period," according to CEO Elon Musk. USA TODAY Want to take your Tesla for a joyride ... through the air? In a tease that would be utterly ludicrous if it had come from practically anyone else, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted Sunday that a "special upgrade" of the company's new Roadster supercar may be capable of briefly flying. The... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2018

NEXYAD report of CES 2018 in Las Vegas : trends in intelligent cars

NEXYAD report of CES 2018 in Las Vegas : trends in intelligent cars NEXYAD was on the LeddarTech booth this year on Central Plaza at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, on the "LeddarTech Ecosystem" area. NEXYAD and LeddarTech are both members of MOV'EO Groupement ADAS. NIT, SHERPA Eng, and INTEMPORA were also there. NEXYAD proposes a short report of what was heavily represented at the CES this year. Keywords of this issue are shuttles, smartcities, and lidar. You can read the short report here... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2017

Flying Cars vs. Self-Driving Cars

Flying Cars vs. Self-Driving Cars There are many similarities in the technical challenges that need to be addressed when building any autonomous vehicle, whether it’s designed to travel in the air, on the ground, or underwater. But there are key differences as well—different technologies that represent the “big rocks” that need to be overcome—and it is these differences that inform the content and structures of our two advanced smart transportation programs: the Flying Car Nanodegree program, and... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2017

could AEROMOBIL flying car be a good alternative to self driving car ?

could AEROMOBIL flying car be a good alternative to self driving car ? More and more startups come up with flying car demos and prototypes. AEROMOBIL is one of those ambitious projects : Everyone knows that it is much more easier to automate a flying object than a driving object (6 dgrees of mechanical freedom vs 17 degrees of mechanical freedom). In addition, routing in 3D is much more efficient than routing in 2D : the more the number of dimensions, the emptiess is the space. In 3D space, there is much more room for the... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2017

Will vertical take-off flying cars kill driverless cars ?

Will vertical take-off flying cars kill driverless cars ? A successful test flight has been carried out on a prototype ‘flying car’ created by a company in Germany. The two-seater prototype, created by Munich-based firm Lilium, is capable of vertical take-off and landing and transitions to conventional wing-borne flight. Lilium hopes the vehicle could be used for urban air taxi services  One thing is sure : it is much easier to automate a flying car than a driving car ... so who will this race of driverless transportation ? ... [Lire la suite]