VTOL

Uber adds another flying taxi partner

Uber has teamed up with Karem Aircraft to develop electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicles for the ride-hailing company’s upcoming flying taxi service, the companies announced toda

AeroMobil’s new electric flying car concept is a sporty 4-seater

Flying cars are more down to earth than ever – at least, in that their physical design is moving closer to something resembling a car. The AeroMobil 5th generation all-electric VTOL (vertical take-o

The Airbus Vahana flying taxi actually flew for the first time

Seems like just yesterday Airbus’ Vahana autonomous electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) craft was little more than a painted concept, but now it’s actually flown, during a full-s

Volocopter: Expect our flying taxis running for real in “two to three years”

So how far out are flying cars that you can actually hail via an app, get inside and be whisked off to your destination? Germany based Volocopter reckons a commercial service powered by its electric v

Boeing to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences in bet on autonomous flight

Boeing is acquiring Aurora Flight Sciences, a company that focuses on autonomous flight systems designed to make robot aircraft and vehicles a reality. Boeing says that its acquisition of Aurora will

Airbus on track to fly its electric aerial taxi in 2018

Airbus is looking to put its flying taxi in the air next year, confirmed CityAirbus chief engineer Marius Bebesel this week. The schedule is on track after CityAirbus conducted successful ground tests

Lilium, a German company building an electric ‘air taxi,’ makes key hires from Gett, Airbus and Tesla

<a target="_blank" href="https://lilium.com/">Lilium</a> is almost as ambitious as European startups come. The Munich-based company is developing an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) j

Uber targets 2020 for on-demand VTOL demo flights in Dallas and Dubai

Uber is making its vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) plans more concrete, via new partnerships announced today during its Elevate conference focused on the VTOL industry. The partnerships are with

Forget flying cars — passenger drones are the future

In the July 1924 issue of Popular Science, “Ace of Aces” fighter pilot E.V. Rickenbacker told readers to expect “Flying Autos in 20 Years.” Rickenbacker’s flying car would have retractable 1

European VCs are going to make flying cars a reality

Planting a flag in Europe for the development of the kind of "deep technology" companies that have long been the bread and butter of Silicon Valley, the European venture firm Atomico has invested 10 m

Uber to host a summit on making on-demand air transit affordable

Uber has released a detailed white paper outlining the virtues and current blocking factors of what it calls “on-demand aviation,” or a network of small vertical take-off and landing (VTOL

One step closer to our robot overlords: the VTOL UAV

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/IMG_6201-small.JPG" />Bad news folks, a defense contractor just revealed that they have successfully tested an unmanned vertical take-off