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Offline Grey Havoc

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VTOL On Demand Mobility
« on: August 20, 2016, 04:22:32 pm »
Airbus is apparently getting in on the act, with a project called the CityAirbus Vahana. Via Gizmodo: http://www.airbusgroup.com/int/en/news-media/corporate-magazine/Forum-88/My-Kind-Of-Flyover.html

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A3, the company’s innovation group located in Silicon Valley, said it is working on a project called Vahana—stemming from the Sanskrit word that means “that which carries.” The vehicle, being developed under the title CityAirbus, would have “multiple propellers and also resemble a small drone in its design.” It would be an alternative to regular land-bound taxis, that would cost just as much. The company apparently has been working on this since February of this year and hopes to test its first prototypes by the end of 2017.
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Re: VTOL On Demand Mobility
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2016, 10:16:44 am »
CityAirbus and Vahana are two separate projects. Vanaha is an A3 (Airbus Silicon Valley) project to develop a single-passenger autonomous VTOL aircraft, CityAirbus is an Airbus Helicopters project for a multi-passenger VTOL air taxi.

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Re: VTOL On Demand Mobility
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2017, 02:58:44 am »
Airbus is apparently getting in on the act, with a project called the CityAirbus Vahana. Via Gizmodo: http://www.airbusgroup.com/int/en/news-media/corporate-magazine/Forum-88/My-Kind-Of-Flyover.html

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A3, the company’s innovation group located in Silicon Valley, said it is working on a project called Vahana—stemming from the Sanskrit word that means “that which carries.” The vehicle, being developed under the title CityAirbus, would have “multiple propellers and also resemble a small drone in its design.” It would be an alternative to regular land-bound taxis, that would cost just as much. The company apparently has been working on this since February of this year and hopes to test its first prototypes by the end of 2017.

R&D for VTOL personal transport seems to be fashionable these days  ::)

http://www.businessinsider.sg/airbus-air-taxi-uber-of-skies-2016-11/

https://electrek.co/2016/10/24/airbus-unveils-concept-autonomous-electric-vtol-aircraft/

"The vehicle program is called ‘Vahana’ and it is being developed by Airbus’ subsidiary (pronounced “A-cubed”) based in Silicon Valley. A³’s CEO, Rodin Lyasoff, was formerly a Lead Engineer for Flight Software and Simulation at Zee Aero, one of the electric aircraft startups financed by Page."

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-airbus-group-tech-idUSKBN1501DM
http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/airbus-test-flying-car/
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Re: VTOL On Demand Mobility
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2017, 12:03:23 pm »
Granted it's a flying taxi, but the Uber concept will not be roadable, so it's not a 'flying car' or 'roadable aircraft'. We should consider a new thread on VTOL On Demand Mobility.

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Re: VTOL On Demand Mobility
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2017, 03:24:36 am »
Urban mobility takes shape with Italdesign and Airbus’ Pop.Up




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Re: VTOL On Demand Mobility
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2017, 03:14:46 pm »
The most serious thing that has is its origin "Airbus" remains in the concept of "Drone" and there a Chinese model takes them not much advantage the "EHang" shared since:
 http://www.segurocoche.com/el-coche-volador-puede-ser-una-realidad-a-finales-de-2017/


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Re: VTOL On Demand Mobility
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2017, 01:36:10 pm »
Agreed AeroFranz! ODM shorter range / slower Multicopter & faster / longer range VTOL aircraft.

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Re: VTOL On Demand Mobility
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2017, 11:25:47 am »
Check the Uber Elevate Summit on live stream: https://www.uber.com/info/elevate/summit/

Highlights so far
Aurora Flight Sciences showed a 1/4 scale Personal Air Vehicle Prototype that they flight tested (incl. transition)


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Re: VTOL On Demand Mobility
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2017, 06:54:58 am »
Lilium Jet from Germany:

https://lilium.com/

VTOL, electric, 300kmh, 300km range ... projected


video of the first flight of a 2seat prototype is available on the website

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Re: VTOL On Demand Mobility
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2017, 09:05:22 am »