Boeing today unveiled a giant drone that’s capable of lifting a 500 pound payload. Calling it an “unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype,” the aerospace giant said it could serve as a precursor for future autonomous flying aircraft.
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At Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas, Intel today showed off its prototype of Volocopter, which according to the company is “essentially a flying car”. However, it is basically a drone that is big enough to carry a passenger.
Virgin Hyperloop One sets a speed record and lands $50m in financing.
The red segment represents the “proof-of-concept” tunnel that would be used to run tests. The blue segments are potential expansion routes if the tunnels are approved to use for public transportation.
A small fleet of self-driving public buses has started running on the roads of China’s tech district of Shenzhen, Guangdong.
Researchers are working on plasma jet engines that could fly aircraft to the edge of space using air and electricity alone. This development would mean lower operational costs, extended range, and a clean power source for commercial flights.
Driverless vehicle use worldwide could lower traffic congestion and emissions contributing to climate change by 50 percent or more in 2050, according to a 2017 report led by global transport expert Lewis Fulton at the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis).
Bob Lutz: Kiss the good times goodbye ‘Everyone will have 5 years to get their car off the road or sell it for scrap’
Denver to Boulder in eight minutes? Colorado will get first test track for a Hyperloop-inspired transportation system
Colorado will be the site of a first-of-its-kind test track for a futuristic transportation system that could one day whisk passengers from downtown Denver to Boulder in eight minutes.
Elon Musk shared this picture of the Boring Company’s tunnel under Los Angeles.