Chung Euisun, executive vice chairman at Hyundai Motor Group, unveiled its plans for UAM at the Mobility Innovators Forum 2019 in San Francisco.
Featured Hyundai to Develop Flying Car by 2023

Month: January 2019

Boeing’s newest passenger air vehicle (PAV) made its first flight in Manassas, VA yesterday, completing a takeoff, hover, and landing flight profile. The aircraft was designed and developed by Boeing NeXt, which leads the company’s urban air mobility development efforts. Boeing NeXt and subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences verified some of the vehicles autonomous functions and ground control systems during the...

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Jetson Aero Tests the ‘Jetson Speeder’

31 January 2019 || 4 min read

Polish Aerospace Company Jetson Aero has created what many are calling a ‘flying go-kart’- a single seater eVTOL potentially designed for racing. While Jetson Aero partly envisions that it’s ‘Jetson Speeder’ will be used for racing, its main goal is to make the possibility of personal flight available to everyone. The company, made of only a few individuals, spent a...

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Jetson Aero flight test

Emerging UAM Design Trends

29 January 2019 || 4 min read

This has been a huge year for flying cars. With the Bell Nexus recently revealed at CES, and the Boeing PAV making its first flight in this last month alone, the time of urban aviation is nearing. Over the last few years, a few designs have emerged as the most common. These are illustrated by the EHANG 184, the Boeing...

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There was more than cars at the Detroit Auto show earlier this month-both Airspace Experience Technologies and Workhorse showed off their respective eVTOL designs. Airspace Experience Technologies,  the creator of the MOBi-ONE (top), is a subsidiary of the Detroit Aircraft Corp. (DAC). The MOBi-ONE has a somewhat similar design to the Joby S4, with a 65-mile range, a top speed of 250mph,...

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From Pipistrel’s Press Release: Pipistrel and Honeywell combine aerospace expertise to address the technical, regulatory and business challenges of the emerging on-demand mobility market Pipistrel and Honeywell have signed a MoU (memorandum of understanding) to collaborate on developing urban aviation technology. This effort will leverage Honeywell’s avionics, navigation, flight control systems connectivity, and other beneficial products and services onto a...

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Pipistrel eVTOL Concept 2

3 steps to prevent the next Gatwick Incident

23 January 2019 || 6 min read

From 19 December to 21 December 2018, hundreds of flights were cancelled at Gatwick Airport near London, England, following 67 reports of drone sightings close to the runway. The incident negatively impacted about 140,000 passengers and disrupted over 1,000 flights during peak holiday travel. Reactions by UK police, military, and government officials exposed a lack of preparation in responding to...

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The Secret Ingredients for Flying Cars in 2019

22 January 2019 || 7 min read

The transportation industry has been at a crossroads between convention and innovation for the last 10 years. In the next 10, we’ll complete the next biggest thing since the advent of the jet engine following World War II. Transportation, medicine, finance, and real estate: all industries that at one point or another undergo a transformation. While some of these periods...

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Competition to Amazon HQ2 Helipads

In Grand Forks, North Dakota, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is testing an Unmanned Traffic Management airspace system that will lead to delivery drones and eventually to passenger drones. Although testing at the Northern Plains site in North Dakota is primarily focused on smaller aircraft flying under 400ft (such as drones), Director of Research and Development Chris Thielen has acknowledged the eventual need...

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UTM NASA and FAA

The Onyx eVTOL by Imaginactive

17 January 2019 || 3 min read

The idea behind the Onyx is to create an eVTOL ‘flying car’ that won’t need a change in the infrastructure around it. For this reason, the Onyx is designed to fit into a standard car parking space. Designed by Charles Champagne and Jorge Ciprian of Imaginactive, the Onyx has six rotors: four in the front and two in the back. Like the...

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Onyx eVTOL flying car by imaginactive

GAMA And Urban Air Mobility

16 January 2019 || 3 min read

The General Aviation Manufacturer’s Association (GAMA) has acknowledged the progress of the urban air mobility industry as it continues to work with regulatory bodies to provide definition for certification paths of Urban Aircraft. With the sheer volume of investment in the urban air mobility industry within the last year (read – the figure tops $1 Billion USD) the rate of...

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Elon Musk and Flying Cars

15 January 2019 || 4 min read

While in the Elon Musk has past expressed opposition the idea of Urban Air Mobility, his recent actions may suggest a possible change of heart. In a 2017 Tweet, Musk brought up the possibility that the optional rocket tech package for the future Roadster will allow it to ‘fly short hops‘. According to Musk, “the SpaceX option package for new Tesla...

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Elon Musk on Flying Cars

Zeva Zero’s First Flight

14 January 2019 || 3 min read

A sub-scale prototype of the Zeva Zero has taken to the skies. The prototype, which was flown outside of Tacoma, WA, where the Zeva team is based earned the company a Phase II spot in Boeing’s GoFly Competition. CFD analysis of the sub-scale model show that the full-scale prototype will fly at speeds approaching 160mph. The Zeva Zero takes off...

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Zeva Zero Sunset

This Year’s Top Urban Air Mobility Highlights

13 January 2019 || 2 min read

2018 (and even early 2019) has been a big year for urban air mobility, with companies the world over preparing for impending launches of their passenger drones and air taxis. Here’s the past year’s biggest highlights: You can read more about the above-featured stories here:                                  ...

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Workhorse Group has secured funding from Marathon Asset Management, which will provide funds in two separate tranches. A $10 million lump sum will be paid out and used principally to satisfy repayment of the July 2018 senior secured notes. The remaining $25 million will function as a revolving credit facility from which Workhorse may draw down as necessary to meet existing...

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Bell Flight Unveils Nexus Prototype at CES 2019

07 January 2019 || 5 min read

Bell Flight has released its Nexus Air Taxi prototype at CES 2019. The vertical mobility company claims that the Nexus air taxi will weigh roughly 6,000 pounds, be able to fly at 150mph, and have a range of 150 miles. Bell Flight also announced that the air taxi will use augmented reality, as well as intelligent interior design to provide...

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Bell Nexus Side View