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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Japanese hoverbike ready to fly in 2020

The human desire to be able to fly like a bird has been around for a long time. But after the creation of the aircraft in the early 20th centuries at least some parts of these ambitions have been fulfilled.
Visitors see the Air-Mobility "Xturismo" Limited Edition hoverbike on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JrxSDu)
Along with the development of technology, it turns out humans still feel unsatisfied when they flying within an airplane only. So by using the technology have, they engineer another flying vehicle in addition to airplanes. And one of them is a flying motorcycle or a hoverbike.

Recently, a Tokyo-based drone specialized startup company named A.L.I Technologies Inc. showing off its hoverbike products at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show (TMS). And the plan is that the hoverbikes will be sold starting 2020.
The Air-Mobility "Xturismo" Limited Edition hoverbike on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show by A.L.I Technologies Inc and reportedly will be sold to consumers starting from 2020. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JrxSDu)
Of the appearance, the company's hoverbike named Air-Mobility "Xturismo" Limited Edition. Even though at first glance the driver's "position" resembles a motorcycle rider, in fact, it said has a look inspired by a sports car. Although the details have not been published, clearly this hoverbike has become a magnet in one of the world's leading automotive expo events.
The Air-Mobility "Xturismo" Limited Edition hoverbike on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show is capable of floating in the air as high as 2 meters in just three seconds. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JrxSDu)
The company claims that this hoverbike is capable of floating in the air as high as 2 meters in just three seconds. And the hoverbike is also capable of flying while on speeding at high speed. Unfortunately, as reported by Nippon, this hoverbike has not obtained permission yet from Japan's relevant authorities to be able to use it on the streets in the country.
The engine view of Air-Mobility "Xturismo" Limited Edition hoverbike on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show by A.L.I Technologies Inc. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JrxSDu)
The flying motorbike on display at the automotive expo event is most likely a mockup that is touted as a future product in the world of transportation. Dimensionally, this hoverbike has a length of 2.8 meters and also has ten propellers mounted on its body. As for the engine, it uses the petrol engine but the details remain unknown yet.
The Air-Mobility "Xturismo" Limited Edition hoverbike on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show has ten propellers mounted on its body. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2JrxSDu)
The company says this model will be launched in 2020, outside Japan (prices have not yet been released), but orders have begun. Furthermore, it is also mentioned, that this hoverbike will be built and marketed in limited quantities. Large scale production is expected to begin in 2021 so that it can reach the Japanese market in 2022.

And the video below was another hoverbike concept of the same company.
Unfortunately, the price of this future vehicle is still not mentioned yet even though it is believed the hoverbike will have a price equivalent to a sports car. How much do you think it prices? Are you curious? Wanna see another flying motobike, the Lazareth LMV 496.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | A.L.I TECHNOLOGIES INC. | NIPPON.COM | DRONE.JP | AUTOS&MOTORES]
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Sunday, June 16, 2019

KLM's V-shaped airplane ready to fly in next two decades

KLM, the Dutch airline company reportedly is ready to fund the development of a new futuristic aircraft design. The concept features a V-shaped aircraft, where passengers can sit comfortably in those unique aircraft cabin. This aircraft design was then given the name 'Flying-V Plane'.
This new fuel effficient V-shaped plane named Flying-V will change air travel in the future. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ZiCzF2)
As qouted from CNN on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, the name of the aircraft was taken from the name of the Gibson Flying V electric guitar which happened to have a shape similar to the aircraft. 

And the Gibson Flying V guitar is known to have been used by many well-known musicians ranging from Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, and many others.
The Flying-V plane design was conceived by Justus Benad, who was a student at the Technical University of Berlin then developed by researcher at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ZiCzF2)
The aircraft design integrates a passenger cabin that can accommodate up to 314 passengers in it, cargo space and fuel tank on the wing, and creates an unusual V-shape. With a branched cabin resembles the 'V' letter and each equipped with a turbofan engine, the aircraft design is claimed to be able to save fuel up to 20 percent when compared to Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
The Flying-V design with a branched cabin resembles the 'V' letter and each equipped with a turbofan engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ZiCzF2)
Although the shape is different from other aircraft, the aircraft's wingspan is the same as the wingspan of an Airbus A350-900 aircraft. So that it allows the airport to accept these aircraft arrival same as another plane in general without the need to reconfigure or change the airport's ground facillity. 

The initial design of this aircraft was conceived by a student at the Technical University of Berlin named Justus Benad. The design was then developed by researchers at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands..
The Flying-V aircraft design allows the airport to accept its arrival as same as another plane in general without the need to reconfigure or change in airport's ground facillity. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2ZiCzF2)
Project Leader of TU Delft, Roelof Vos said that this innovation was needed, especially to achieve greater efficiency while researchers developed technology for large-scale electric aircraft. Because, aircraft with less fuel will certainly also produce less pollution.

Pieter Elbers, CEO and President of KLM says, "In the past few years, KLM has developed as a pioneer in sustainability in the aviation industry. We are proud of the collaborative relationship between KLM and TU Delft which serves as an important milestone in efforts to improve sustainable flights."

The researchers hope they will be able to fly the Flying-V in September this year. While the unique aircraft cabin mock-up design will be shown to the public at Amsterdam's Schipol Airport in October 2019 as KLM's 100th anniversary celebration.
While for commercial use, the Flying-V is expected to be operational in the upcoming 2040 and 2050. Vos also revealed that the Flying-V design still requires rigorous testing. While in terms of the interior design of this aircraft, KLM is ready to release it next year. Let's wait for further news. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CNN | THE WONDERFUL ENGINEERING]
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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Flying motorcycles technology is getting closer to reality

When we talk about the flying motorbikes, and then in the minds of most people is a motorcycle that can fly. In other words, those vehicle can run just like a motorcycle in general, but also can fly when needed.
Lazareth LMV 496 flying motorbike prototype of  in its first appearance to the public at January 31, 2019. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GsFzbR)
Well, that is what Ludovic Lazareth, a French inventor and owner of Lazareth Auto-Moto, wants to be realized. This can be clearly seen on the newest motorcycle prototype named Lazareth LMV 496, which was introduced to the public on January 31, 2019.
Lazareth LMV 496 flying motorbike prototype of  in its first appearance to the public at January 31, 2019. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GwF0xZ)
As quoted from Journaldugeek, Lazareth LMV 496 actually has 4 wheels (2 wheels in front and another 2 in the rear) to drive on the road, but also equipped with 4 turbine units made by a German company called JetCat which allows it to fly because the four wheels can open automatically just by pressing the button on the steering wheel.
Lazareth LMV 496 flying motorbike prototype of  in its first appearance to the public at January 31, 2019. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2GwF0xZ)
In addition, Ludovic Lazareth also cooperates with other French companies, namely NTN-SNR, which is responsible for the wheel rotation mechanism on the Lazareth LMV 496.
Unfortunately, there is still no more detailed information regarding the maximum altitude and speed that able to achieve by Lazareth LMV 496, thus also the production version.
With the introductionary of Lazareth LV 496 to the world's automotive lovers are a sign that the automotive industry is getting closer to the future. In fact, the police force in Dubai are also studying possibility to form their new fleet which will be filled with a series of flying motorbikes.
Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | JOURNALDUGEEK]
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Saturday, November 10, 2018

The newest flying car that is ready to fly in the future

Flying cars will come true. Already many manufacturing companies in the world are developing it, and in the near future it will begin to be marketed to consumers in various parts of the world. It may still take a few more years to make it a mode of transportation.

And the logical consequence is of course special regulations that will regulate the existence of flying cars so as not to collide with airplanes. Moreover, these cars will be operated in the air, so they have a greater risk factor and are dangerous as well than conventional cars.
Just a matter of time, because it won't be long before we will be able to take advantage of the flying car technology. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2PNRRkk)
We can find a picture of a flying car in some sci-fi files. If it becomes a reality of course the price is very expensive, because it uses very sophisticated technology that makes it able to be used on the highway and in the air. Well this is the advantage of flying cars compared to airplanes, because it can be used in two different fields. We believe that all automotive companies will continue to develop this type of car, so that later the price of flying cars can be more affordable.

Innovation in the automotive world does not die. It is evident that every company competes to present the best technology to present the vehicle of the future. Even the caliber company Google is developing a flying car named Zee Aero and Kitty Hawk. Previously, Google also developed autonomous cars that could run automatically. Not only Google, a Japanese company, Toyota also designed a car called the SkyDrive that is staying by Gadang as a future car in Japan.

There are many other cars that are being developed by large companies throughout the world. Now to find out what flying cars will be launched soon, let's look at the following information:

1. Aeromobil 4.0
This is the first flying car in the world that is ready to air in 2020. This flying car was first introduced in 1990 and until now it has been developed in 4 different versions. Now for the Aeromobil 4.0, it was exhibited at the Frankfurt Motor Show which brought several changes that made it even more perfect.
Aeromobil 4.0. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QuOjk5)
This flying car made in Slovakia uses a 2.0 liter turbocharged 2.0 liter engine and has wings that can be opened and closed. Then there are also seat belts with pyrotecnic technology, double airbags and emergency parachutes.

2. Terrafugia TF-X
Just like Aeromobil 4.0 above, this car also has wings that can be bent, so that it can be used on the highway and in the air. This car is designed using electrical energy combined with a 300 horsepower engine powered by gasoline.
Terrafugia TF-X. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QuOjk5)
And reportedly Terrafugia TF-X has speeds reaching 321 km / h for a distance of 800 km. So it can be said that Terrafugia TF-X is a super flying car that has speed like a Lamborghini, Buggati, etc.

3. PAL-V Liberty
PAL-V Liberty is a flying car made by a Dutch company called PAL-V (Personal Air and Land Vehicle). Reportedly this car is marketed at a price of US $ 599 thousand or equivalent to Rp.7.9 billion.
PAL-V Liberty is a flying car made by a Dutch company called PAL-V (Personal Air and Land Vehicle). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QuOjk5)
This car uses a propeller like a helicopter with a cruising range of 400-500 km to an altitude of 3,500 meters. The engine can produce up to 100 horsepower power and can be used on highways with a maximum speed of 170 km / hr.

4. Switchblade
A company from the United States named Samsons Motors offers a flying car called Switchblade. This car is designed as a 2-passenger car that uses a propeller on the back and has wings that can be folded when walking on the highway.
A flying car concept named Switchblade designed by Samsons Motors. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QuOjk5)
The engine uses a Samson 1.6 Liter V6 engine with a Liquid Cooled cooling system that is capable of removing up to 190 horsepower. The machine made Switchblade have speeds reaching 305 km / h and reportedly sold for US $ 120,000 or equivalent to Rp.1.6 Billion.

5. Uber Flying Car
The largest taxi technology service provider in the world, Uber also does not want to be outdone by other technology companies. They have introduced a concept of its first flying car at the 2018 Consumer Electronic Show.
Uber flying car concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QuOjk5)
This car was developed by Uber together with the helicopter company, Bell Hilicopter. This car cannot be used on a highway, because it will fly like a helicopter. It is also possible that this car will become a Uber flying taxi, which is reportedly starting operations in 2020.

6. DeLorean
A company called DeLorean Aerospace is currently developing a 2-passenger flying car concept that can be operated electrically for a distance of up to 193 km. This car has 2 pairs of wings that are on the front and rear. There are also 2 fans to fly and go.
A double wings and fans flying car concept DeLorean. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QuOjk5)
The specifications themselves are 6 meters long and 5.6 meters wide. The wings can be folded, so that later it can be inserted into a garage like Aeromobil 4.0 and Terrafugia TF-X.

7. Vahana
Vahana is a flying car concept developed by Airbus. This car combines the car with the helicopter. Although it is still a concept, Vahana will use autonomous technology and artificial intervals, so that it can run automatically.
A flying car concept by Airbus named Vahana. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QuOjk5)
This car will be a means of transportation for the future with car-sharing schemes such as Uber or Grab. If proven to be a reality, then Vahana will provide an experience for all those who cannot afford to fly cars.

8. Toyota Skydrive
One of the leading automotive companies from Japan, Toyota has decided to finance a sophisticated car project called Skydrive. The news. Toyota has invested up to 40 Million Yen, equivalent to Rp.4.6 Billion to the Cart!vator Group which is a flying car developer.
A promotional artwork of the flying car from the Cart!vator. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QuOjk5)
Later this vehicle will have a maximum speed of 100 km/h and can fly up to a height of 10 meters. Skydrive uses Drone technology and is equipped with three wheels and four rotors.

9. Zee.Aero and Kitty Hawk
Google founder, Larry Page has invested in two startups named, Zee.Aero and Kitty Hawk to develop future flying cars. Reportedly Larry Page has disbursed funds up to US $100 million.
It looks real, but does it work? Zee.Aero's mysterious prototype aircraft. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1b8Sku)
Zee.Aero and Kitty Hawk themselves are separate companies and they develop their own cars.
A prototype of Kitty Hawk. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2QuOjk5)
For now there is no original form, because it is still a concept. But the presence of Larry Page as an investor would certainly make Zee.Aero and Kitty Hawk flying cars come true.

10. Cormorant
Israeli technology company Urban Aeronautics is developing a flying car called the Cormorant. Reportedly this car has an empty weight of 1.5 tons and can carry loads up to 500 kg.
A prototype of the Cormorant, a drone, is pictured at Urban Aeronautics' workshop in Yavne, Israel December 22, 2016. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1hctX5)
Whereas the maximum speed reaches 185 km / hour. The technology he uses is very sophisticated, so it is only natural if the price of this car reaches US. $14 million or equivalent to Rp.186.5 billion. Fantastic. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | IDN TIMES]
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Monday, October 22, 2018

Audi cooperates with Airbus and Italdesign to create a future flying car

As time goes by, technology is now increasingly developed and sophisticated. Not surprisingly, if nowadays many findings are unexpected even thought for a long time but have not been realized because of the limited technology in past. Call it one product that was successfully created thanks to the use of the latest technology is the flying cars.
Audi Pop.Up Next flying car concept developed along with Airbus and Italdesign has been shown at the Geneva International Motor Show 2018. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2PgadtM)
Lately, the flying cars have been developed both by airlines and automotive manufacturers. As created by Audi which works together with a French commercial aircraft manufacturers, Airbus and the provider of development services for the automotive industry, Italdesign.

Those three big companies have succeeded in making the flying car. Not only make, they also plan to do testing it in the air. And reportedly, the testing process of the flying car has been approved by the German government.

As reported by Carscoops, the car that has two seats will conduct a flight test in Ingolstadt, Germany. If the flying car manages to undergo the entire trial process and fly smoothly on the sky, the car will be produced in limited quantities and used as the flying taxi.
Left side view of Audi Pop.Up Next flying car concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2OCIdkw)
"Flying taxi is no longer a vision, they can bring us into new mobility. This is a great opportunity for old and new companies to develop new technologies, "said German Transportation Minister, Andreas Scheuer.

Recently, they also have introduced this flying car in March 2018 at the Geneva Motor Show 2018 automotive exhibition. And the flying car that is still in the form of the concept is named Audi Pop.Up Next.

This flying car is based on electricity and has implemented autonomous technology as well. This two passengers compact designed vehicle also has land and air modules. Yes, so as not to be too heavy, the manufacturers decided to make the car's body from carbon fiber materials. And the Pop.Up Next has a dimension of 2.6 meters long, 1.4 meters high and 1.5 meters wide.
Interior view of Audi Pop.Up Next flying car concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2OCIdkw)
On the landline modules, the Pop.Up Next relies on two electric motors that have a battery capacity of 15 kWh. And Audi promises the Pop.Up Next can spit out power equivalent to 80 horsepower and is believed to be able to drive 130 km for a single fully battery charge.

As for the flying modules that are equipped with four propellers like drones. Each propeller is powered by an electric motor of 26 horsepower which is packed with a battery with a capacity of 70 kWh.
Rear view of Audi Pop.Up Next flying car concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2PgadtM)
When the flight mode is activated, the maximum power that can be produced by all propellers is reach out 214 hp. For maximum speed when adjusting the flight module, it is possible for the Pop.Up Next to reach a top speed of up to 120 km/hour.

Furthermore, this Pop.Up Next only has a range of 50 km with a single fully battery charge. If the battery runs out, this capsule must be recharged for 15 minutes to be able operated again.
The Pop.Up Next is claimed to be the right solution to overcome the density of traffic in big cities. The passengers just sit down calmly and input their destination, then the system will drive and fly it automatically.

Unfortunately, so far there has been no detail information about when the Pop.Up Next is produced and sold to the public. Well, we'll wait for the next infos of this flying car. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOBLOG | PHYS.ORG | CARSCOOPS]
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Saturday, October 13, 2018

An AirSpaceX's Autonomous Flying Taxi Concept

Autonomous and electric-powered vehicles have changed the face of land transportation, then the evolution of energy that accompanied it inspired many to continue to adopt these technology.

And it seems also that has helped inspire the Airspace Experience Technologies (AirSpaceX) to develop a concept of air transportation system by initiating a flying taxi project called MOBi-ONE. These concept has been introduced to the public at the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) event in Detroit, United States some time ago.
MOBi-ONE is designed to ease traffic congestion and speed up urban commutes. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2yxwtoI)

This aircraft was designed and manufactured by Detroit Aircraft (DAC) which is a subsidiary of AirSpaceX at Detroit City Airport.

And later, after MOBi ONE has undergone the entire Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification process, it will be operated by AirSpaceX. Since 2011, the company and its partners have collaborated to create prototypes and develop several designs from the VTOL concept itself.
AirSpaceX shows off its MOBi-ONE model at the North American International Auto Show 2018. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2yxwtoI)
The MOBi-ONE is designed as an autonomous vehicle, which can carry 2 to 4 passengers or cargo above 200 kg/440 lbs to an area that is within 60 miles (96 km), including the airport and city center. Its VTOL design allows it to take off like a helicopter, then positioned its wings and fly like a plane with a top speed of 250 mph (402 km/jam).
Left side view of AirSpaceX MOBi-ONE model. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2yxwtoI)
Passengers will be treated to broadband connectivity for high-speed internet access and can enjoy the flights safely and comfortably in a V2X collision avoidance system and a security message system. MOBi-ONE is able to learn by itself and will eventually be able to operate without a pilot. But for now, there are still pilots accompanying it during the flight.
Right side view of AirSpaceX MOBi-ONE model. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2yxwtoI)
According to Jon Rimanelli, the Detroit Aircraft and AirSpaceX's founder and CEO said that the MOBi-ONE will ultimately offer environmentally friendly, quiet and timely air travel at reasonable prices. But Rimanelli did not disclose how much it would cost per trip.
Rimanelli also claims the MOBi-ONE will be ready for demonstrations starting in 2020. Furthermore, JP Yorro, at AirSpaceX's Chief Commercial Officer said, that the plans to launch 2,500 MOBI-ONE aircraft by 2026, which will be distributed in the 50 major cities in the United States.
The MOBi-ONE has the potential to be used more than just a taxi. This can also be used for medical and evacuation purposes, as well as research and surveillance operations. While AirSpaceX believes that the MOBI-ONE concept will reduce the urban's road traffic and travel time.
And these company is not the only one that developed the concept of flying taxis, there are Uber and NASA, and then there're Airbus and Boeing with Near Earth Autonomy, also has the concept of flying taxis. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AIRSPACEX | NEW ATLAS | CISION]
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