Airspeeders, eVTOLs, and Flying Cars Are Not Science Fiction Anymore.

Motorsport series Airspeeder has just announced a partnership with data giant Acronis to turn flying racing cars into a reality. Aided by artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision, and Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) sensors, their Airspeeder GP is planned for 2021 and promises to massively grow the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) technology sector.

LiDAR and Machine Vision

Acronis and Airspeeder are counting on LiDAR and machine vision to deliver close, but safe racing through the creation of force-fields around each aircraft, or “speeder.” Acronis’s cyber solutions are also assured to generate incredible amounts of data that can improve safety and provide pilots with real-time analysis of their performance.

eVTOL Technology

Morgan Stanley has predicted that the eVTOL sector could reach a worth of $1.5 trillion by 2040. Additionally, according to new research from MarketsandMarkets, the market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 20.42%.

The Flying Cars Market

In August 2020, a Japanese company called SkyDrive announced the first public demonstration of its flying car. The vehicle, a small electric eVTOL, consists of eight motors that rotate individually. This feature makes the aircraft much safer in emergency situations.



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Yisela Alvarez Trentini

Anthropologist & User Experience Designer. I write about science and technology. Robot whisperer. VR enthusiast. Gamer. @yisela_at