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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Here's the newest American hydrogen-powered hypercar

Currently, the development of environmentally friendly vehicles, which are projected to replace conventional-engined vehicles, is being intensively carried out by the world's automotive industry players. It is not surprising that various kinds of the latest eco-friendly vehicle models continue to be born from well-known manufacturers to start-up companies by carrying out their latest and best technological features.
In one full refueling, the hydrogen-powered hypercar called Hyperion XP-1 can go more than 1,600 km. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/36faIe1)
Hyperion Motors is one of the American start-up company who done it. Since its establishment in 2011, the company has been employed a brilliant human resources to run the high-tech company focused on revolutionizing the hydrogen fuel system in the automotive industry. The Orange, California based company which is reportedly is being developing its future vision through a hydrogen-powered hypercar called, Hyperion XP-1.

By relying on its hydrogen fuel technology through the XP-1 variant, Hyperion tries to convince itself to try and fill the gap in the new segment by making a technological breakthrough, and not to follow in the steps of other automotive manufacturers who are busy themselves in the development of electric vehicles.
The hydrogen-powered hypercar called Hyperion XP-1 bodywork is constructed by titanium composite and applied the v-wing door types. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/36faIe1)
Unmitigated, this American start-up company claims that the Hyperion XP-1 in one full refueling can go more than 1,600 km. As reported by Autoblog, not only its miliages, the XP-1 hydrogen-powered hypercar is also capable of spewing out over 1,000 hp and can accelerate from 0-100 kph in just two seconds.

Besides being able to produce farther miliage than ordinary electric vehicles, because hydrogen is able to produce more power than batteries. Hydrogen is also much lighter than a battery, which makes the vehicle load much less. Apart from being without a battery, the use of carbon titanium monocoque material was also contributed to the light weight of the hypercar, so that the total weight only 1,032 kg.

Then about design, the Hyperion XP-1 has a very aggressive appearance because it promotes aerodynamic factors combined with high technology that is environmentally friendly. The bodywork is constructed by titanium composite and applied the v-wing door types. In addition, a glass canopy is also used, which is believed to be able darkened electronically in order to maintain driver privacy.
Hyperion XP-1 has a very aggressive appearance because it promotes aerodynamic factors combined with high technology that is environmentally friendly. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/36faIe1)
On both sides of the XP-1 hypercar, there are the fin-likened slats that extend from under the door to the rear. This bar has a dual function: it helps the car cornering at high speed and also functioned as the solar powered panel. The advanced high technology is also applied in car interiors. One of them is an LCD display of 98 inc which adopts gesture control technology.
"We are very excited to launch the Hyperion supercar and introduce it to the world, while explaining the advantages and benefits of using hydrogen fuel," said Angelo Kafantaris, as Chief Executive Officer - Hyperion Motors. Kafantaris recognizes that hydrogen is the most abundant natural resource in the universe. In addition, the potential of this energy is still not fully exploited by mankind.

"As the most abundant element in the universe, the true potential of hydrogen is limitless. Our goal is to tell an inspiring hydrogen-fueled vehicle. With the debut of the XP-1, we aim to start towards a cleaner tomorrow for generations to come," he added. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | HYPERION MOTORS | CARANDDRIVER.COMAUTOBLOG]
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The flying supercar is blasting up into the sky like a Jet and speeding like a Lambo while on the streets

The human being's desire to fly has been an obsession since a long time ago, and with more development of technology todays, it's possible to us be built the flying means are getting closer to the original dream, namely 'to fly like a bird.' Then what about the development of flying car technology? It seems that nowadays the development of flying cars is also possible, so it is not surprising that many companies have designed and developed flying car models.
The Firenze Lanciare, a flying car concept designed by a Californian designer named Greg Brown who is claimed to be able to run fast on land like a Lamborghini and fly at 500 mph in the air like a Jet plane. (Picture from: RobbReport)
Here is the Firenze Lanciare, a flying car concept designed by a Californian designer named Greg Brown who is claimed to be able to run fast on land like a Lamborghini and fly at 500 mph in the air like a Jet plane. The flying car mentioned above carries 'hybrid' styles which is able to make it a jet when in the air and a supercar like a Lamborghini when used on the highway. In either mode, the Californian designer claims his Firenze Lanciare will outperform any of the other flying-car designs under development.

While flying in the air, it uses the retractable wings extended, coupled with the the 2,000 lbs harnessing thrust derived from the two Williams FJ-33 jet engines, the Firenze Lanciare looks like a sci-fi aircraft. And said to be had an air cruising speed of 520 mph and a range of about 850 miles, thanks to a 300 gallon fuel tank. While on the road, Firenze Lanciare will uses two Tesla's electric motors with totaling 1,000 hp, so it can be accelerated from 0 to 60 mph such as the Lambo's acceleration, ie in less than four seconds.
With its retractable wings, the Firenze Lanciare able to turn into a jet with a cruise speed of 520 mph. (Picture from: RobbReport)
As a former jet pilot, Brown showed that most of the systems and design elements used in the concept are already present in the aircraft todays. These elements include a blend of high-tech materials to provide strength while keeping weight down, including its foam-core body wrapped in carbon fiber, a chromoly frame and aluminum chassis.

Furthermore, the retractable tires produced by several automotive manufacturers already meet its proposed engineering specs. Then they combine with the off-road truck suspensions to allow rough-strip landings, while the jet thrust and carbon-fiber brakes mean the Firenze would only need 2,500 feet of runway. 

While the cockpit is not like the most aircrafts have, its interior is a pure supercar. Inside, the avionics includes a head-up display and fully redundant mechanical controls backed up by electrically actuated flaps and stabilizers. The leather seats for four occupants are coupled with sound-insulating foam, while laminated polycarbonate windows combine strength and sound dampening.
The U.S. design team incorporated many components of existing cars/trucks and airplanes into the Firenze Lanciare. (Picture from: RobbReport)
So far, the flying car true uses remains an unanswered question and potentially invites endless debate. Not to mention that you still need to take off and land at the airport under current laws and keep appointments for private airstrips. Is it much easier to drive to the airport, switch to flight mode, go through the initial check and take off than just to drive, park and transfer to a plane? Do the flying cars still sound more fun?

Still, in every commuter's minds could generally be described as follow, they driving a supercar down the highway and suddenly blasting up into the sky to get out of a traffic jam, or backing out of the driveway, firing up the jets and using the street as a runway. The fantasy such as the Jetson are universal, and soon to be realized into real.
It indicated and can be seen on the PAL-V which has received its road certification in Europe and is expected to receive approval from aviation authorities next year, so that its production phase will begin in 2022. So it could be said the other flying car concepts will be increasingly possible to immediately realized. *** [EKA (15042021) | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | ROBBREPORT ]
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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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