Industry

Bosch Angles for Flying Car Sensor Market

Robert Bosch GmbH, a German-based multinational company, sees its microelectromechanical system (MEMS) sensors playing a key role in the flying car industry. The auto industry uses Bosch MEMS sensors in automated driving and anti-skid systems. Bosch will adapt its mass-produced solutions for use in air taxis. For example, its sensing and motion-processing tools would help…

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Paris Metro

Utah and Paris Prepare for Flying Cars to Take Off

Like kids playing hide-and-seek, makers of flying cars are about to shout, “Ready or not, here I come!” In response, the State of Utah and RATP, the operator of Paris’ underground subway, are working to ready their cities. Flying Cars in Utah The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) recently told the state legislature’s Transportation Interim…

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Goodyear Reinvents the Wheel – Tires that Drive and Fly

  It would not be entirely unreasonable to say that, if Goodyear, the 120+ year old Akron, Ohio-based automobile tire manufacturer, can accomplish what many have tried and failed to do in so many ways over so many thousands of years, it will have truly ‘reinvented the wheel.’ The company might counter that it is,…

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Terrafugia

New CEO at Terrafugia

Chao Jing began serving as the new CEO of Terrafugia in April, 2019. Terrafugia cofounder and CTO Carl Dietrich left the company April 6, 2019. Jing has worked with international companies in the US, China, Philippines, Singapore, Belgium, and Japan. The new executive management team also includes Chief Financial Officer Huaibing Wang, who has more…

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Uber Partnership

Uber Uber is working with aircraft manufacturers that will use its on-demand uberAIR flying taxi service, which Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi estimates will launch within the next five to 10 years, starting in Los Angeles, CA, and Dallas, Texas. Other potential UberAir launch cities include urban areas in Japan, France, Brazil, Australia, and India. In…

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A Battery! A Battery! Our Kingdoms for a Battery.

Monty Python famously sought the Holy Grail (a vessel from Arthurian legend thought to provide eternal youth or happiness). Shakespeare’s Richard III would have traded his crown and kingdom if someone would just give him a horse to win the battle at Bosworth Field. And today’s VTOL manufacturers, well, who’s to say what they would…

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