Articles tagged “flying cars”

Online Travel

Air Taxi Startup Joby May Go Public by Merging With a Blank Check Company

Joby Aviation, a startup that's building an electric aircraft capable of making vertical takeoffs and landings inside cities, may seek to go public soon. If it does so by merging with a special-purpose acquisition company, it will copy similar moves by helicopter taxi service Blade and Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic.

Air Taxi Startup Joby May Go Public by Merging With a Blank Check Company

Online Travel

Porsche and Boeing Partner to Create Electric Flying Cars

The ultra wealthy are basically the only market for urban air vehicles at this point, so it makes sense Porsche wants to get in on it. Even then, with all the legal hurdles involved, this probably won't be available for years to come.

Porsche and Boeing Partner to Create Electric Flying Cars

Tourism

Saudi Prince’s $500 Billion Megacity of the Future Is Under Way

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has quite the grand vision of a city-state powered by the internet of things, a destination that will feature state-of-the-art resorts and robots. Development has slowly begun, but what with political and investment challenges, we're not holding our breath for this to be a completed reality anytime soon.

Saudi Prince’s $500 Billion Megacity of the Future Is Under Way

Rental Cars

Analysts Expect Increased Interest in Flying Cars

Flying cars present even more knotty technological and legal problems than automated cars. Building an autonomous drone that can fit a person inside and fly long distances is quite difficult; it will likely be decades before they hit the mainstream.

Analysts Expect Increased Interest in Flying Cars

Airlines

Air New Zealand Will Make a Push Into Electric Air Taxis

We don't know much about what Air New Zealand plans to do with these electric taxis. But it's an intriguing idea, and a good start for a promising new technology.

Air New Zealand Will Make a Push Into Electric Air Taxis

Rental Cars

Japan Is Joining the Crowded Race to Develop Flying Cars

Japan is jumping into the flying car quest a little late, but its multifaceted approach seems sound. Still, as we've pointed out in the past, in the near term this solution is unlikely to be useful for the masses.

Japan Is Joining the Crowded Race to Develop Flying Cars

Airlines

Boeing’s New Business Unit Chases Future Air Travel Technologies

The movie Blade Runner 2049 includes only a few flying cars. Does their absence reflect problems? Questions of safety and price are also relevant to Boeing's new business unit Next as it develops flying cars in concert with outside vendors.

Boeing’s New Business Unit Chases Future Air Travel Technologies

Airlines

How One Entrepreneur Plans to Turn Planes Into Trains … and Vice Versa

Yes, the project sounds farfetched and it will probably never take off in the stated form, but the idea that planes "need to become more efficient, less polluting, and less noisyā€¯ is totally correct.

How One Entrepreneur Plans to Turn Planes Into Trains … and Vice Versa

Rental Cars

Germany Is About to Give Flying Taxis a Try

It makes sense for Germany to get involved in the flying car sector. As we've pointed out, the technology is advancing but still far away from providing a solution to transportation woes around the world.

Germany Is About to Give Flying Taxis a Try

Transport

Flying Cars Are Coming But Jetpacks May Remain a Dream

Boeing launched a contest to explore new jetpack concepts but ended up with a bunch of motorcycles with propellers instead. This is just more evidence that the burgeoning field of flying vehicles probably won't end up looking like what many expect.

Flying Cars Are Coming But Jetpacks May Remain a Dream