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Flying cars grab air show’s spotlight

The next few days will bring dueling announcements from Boeing and Airbus about how many jetliners they’re selling, but one of the hottest tech frontiers at this week’s Farnborough International Airshow looks forward to something completely different: flying cars. Aston … Continue reading

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Flying-car startup puts BlackFly on the fast track

A Silicon Valley startup called Opener is taking the wraps off a single-seat, all-electric flying vehicle known as BlackFly, which the company says will require no formal licensing in the U.S. “The future of aviation begins today,” Alan Eustace, a former Google … Continue reading

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GoFly Prize unveils 10 designs for flying machines

Some of the designs look like winged motorcycles. There’s a cute mini-airplane with stubby wings. And a couple of the contraptions look more like time machines than flying machines. The diversity among the winners in the first phase of the … 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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Boeing CEO hails the air taxi as the next big thing

It’s not exactly a revelation that the Boeing Co. is interested in autonomous flight, including robo-planes that can fly people. But in a Bloomberg News interview, Boeing’s CEO says air taxis could be coming sooner than expected. “I think it … Continue reading

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Vahana shows off video of flying car’s first flight

Vahana, the Airbus-backed venture that’s developing a fleet of electric-powered air taxis, shared the results of its first flight test amid the prairies of eastern Oregon three weeks ago. But now there’s video showing the Alpha One octocopter landing on its airstrip at … Continue reading

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Uber CEO and Elon Musk clash over flying cars

Pop up some more popcorn: Billionaire Elon Musk has gotten himself into another CEO vs. CEO challenge, this time with Uber’s Dara Khosrowshahi over air taxis. Uber and many other companies are working on electric-powered, flying vehiclesthat could carry passengers autonomously … Continue reading

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