Tag Archives: Autonomous Flight

Report: Flying-car market could hit $1.5 trillion

The market for autonomous flying cars — also known as eVTOL aircraft, air taxis or personal air vehicles — could amount to nearly $1.5 trillion by the year 2040, according to an in-depth analysis from Morgan Stanley Research. The financial company’s … Continue reading

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Solar-powered Odysseus drone will fly high in 2019

Aurora Flight Sciences, a pioneer in experimental flying vehicles that became a Boeing subsidiary last year, says its solar-powered, high-altitude, long-endurance Odysseus drone will take on its first flight in the spring of 2019. Odysseus has been years in the making, … Continue reading

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Boeing to open autonomous flight research center

Boeing says it’ll be moving into a 100,000-square-foot research and lab space in Cambridge, Mass., that will focus on the design and development of autonomous aircraft. Boeing’s Aerospace and Autonomy Center will house employees from Boeing and its recently acquired … Continue reading

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Uber CEO touts flying cars and change in attitude

Uber executives are providing an update on their plans to put flying cars in the air by 2020, with commercial rides beginning in 2023, but the most pointed comments from CEO Dara Khosrowshahi address the rideshare company’s present challenges. Khosrowshahi’s interview … Continue reading

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Vahana air taxi makes first test flight in Oregon

This week marked a milestone for Airbus Ventures’ Vahana team, which is developing a self-flying, electric-powered air taxi — also known as a flying car. Vahana’s 20-foot-wide Alpha One prototype executed its first test flight at the Pendleton Unmanned Aerial Systems Range … Continue reading

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Boeing HorizonX invests in Near Earth Autonomy

Boeing’s venture capital arm, Boeing HorizonX, says it has made a substantial investment in Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburgh-based startup that focuses on technologies for autonomous flight. Boeing and Near Earth also announced a partnership to explore future products and applications for … Continue reading

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Boeing to buy Aurora to boost autonomous flight

Boeing says it has struck a deal to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences, a leader in the field of autonomous flight, to beef up its own capabilities on that frontier. Aurora has been working with Uber on a new type of electric-powered autonomous … Continue reading

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