Month: October 2020

uAvionix, a growing avionics leader in aerial mobility, has patented its Direct-Broadcast Remote Identification (RID) technology for unmanned aircraft systems under U.S. Patent 10,733,894. The firm has been working to build a comprehensive suite of communications, navigation, and surveillance avionics for a variety of industry applications for drones all the way through fully-manned general aviation vehicles. “This patent is a...

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Patent filings for uAvionix's Remote ID technology show its potential implementation in service.

Hyundai is partnering with Incheon International Airport Corp., Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. and KT Corp. to accelerate the development of Urban Air Mobility and conduct test flights. “The breadth and depth of this partnership shows what it will take to build a comprehensive UAM ecosystem to serve megacities like Seoul. Building a robust infrastructure and business model is just...

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CycloTech Begins Flight Demonstrator Assembly

08 October 2020 || 4 min read

CycloTech’s air taxi is the only eVTOL in development that may use a marine-inspired propulsion system. This propulsion system is key to the company’s claimed competitive advantage, as it could make flight both smoother for passengers and more efficient. Most recently, the Austrian-based company announced that it has begun assembly of its physical flight demonstration prototype. According to CycloTech, testing...

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Earlier last week TransportUP covered the Volocopter press release outlining provisional steps for a partnership with Japan Airlines. The intent of this partnership is to supplement the current aerial mobility sphere in Japan, through the combination of aerial transport already provided by JAL and the support of shorter intra-island routes via air taxis. These routes are reportedly to cover both...

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VoloCity Japan

Gravity Industries, a company that has been developing an ‘Iron Man’ style jet-powered flight suit since 2017, recently demonstrated its medical emergency response potential in the UK late last month. The recent collaboration of Gravity Industries and UK’s Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) simulated a hiker receiving a leg injury that would leave them unable to walk. In the simulated...

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EHang has unveiled the logistics version of its flagship product EHang 216 – the “EHang 216L”, for short-to-medium-haul air cargo transport logistics in both urban and rural areas. The 216L boasts a payload capacity of over 400 pounds, which is notably higher than many urban cargo drones currently on the market. Similar to the EHang 216F passenger drone, The EHang...

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UAVOS Unveils the ‘SumoAir’

03 October 2020 || 3 min read

UAVOS, a Silicon Valley based company that manufactures aerial, terrestrial and aquatic unmanned vehicle solutions for commercial, industrial and defense purposes, has unveiled a semi-autonomous passenger air taxi concept. The final version of the aircraft will seat a pilot plus four passengers, and will have an all-electric range of about 113 miles. The vehicle is made up of a large front...

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Volocopter has made two major announcements this week with regards to the development of its aerial mobility service as well as the testing of its electric air taxi, the VoloCity. The company has teamed with Groupe ADP and RATP Groupe to be the first industrial player to test their full-scale electrical air taxi, the VoloCity, in the Paris Region. Additionally,...

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