03 octobre 2017

This futuristic, flying taxi will shuttle passengers in Dubai later this year

This futuristic, flying taxi will shuttle passengers in Dubai later this year German startup Volocopter will shuttle passengers in its futuristic, flying taxi in Dubai before the end of the year. Volocopter signed a deal with Dubai's Road and Transport Authority to begin testing the flying taxi in the fourth-quarter, the startup announced last Monday. The tests will last five years. Here's what you need to know: Volocopter, formerly eVolo, has been working on its Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft... [Lire la suite]

13 août 2017

Daimler is investing in flying cars for some reason

Daimler is investing in flying cars for some reason Established players are only beginning to dip their toes into the weird world of "flying cars," and Daimler is the latest to do so. Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, was part of the latest round of funding for Germany's Volocopter, Reuters reports. The total funding round scooped up about $30 million, but it's unclear just how much Daimler put down. Volocopter, like so many other "flying car" firms out there, is working on a vertical takeoff and landing... [Lire la suite]
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