There’s a new player in the race to commercialize flying VTOL cars. From the makers of the world’s first jet turbine backpack, David Mayman and Nelson Tyler are planning on unveiling their 12-prop single-seat commuter VTOL.

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In 2010, Google co-founder Larry Paige funded his secret “flying car” project through start-up named Zee Aero. Only five years later, Paige invested millions into another flying car start up called Kitty Hawk. With the triple technological threat of improved battery technology, more powerful electric motors, and intuitive flying software, Silicon Valley seems to be […]

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Lilium Aviation has unveiled its VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) prototype and has backing from Atomico – a European venture capital firm. Lilium, just like Uber, Google, Airbus, and EHang, is now waiting on the ever-so-important safety and regulatory stamp of approval before bringing its flying car to the consumer marketplace.

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When it comes to building the flying taxi of the future, three companies seem to be emerging from the pack as leading influencers. Whether it’s Uber’s recently released 98-page White Paper outlining its “Uber Elevate” flying car plan or Airbus’ “Project Vahana” – an all-electric VTOL taking off from building tops – the commuter market […]

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