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Lazareth LMV 496 Is A Flying Bike That Is Actually A Regular Motorcycle Too

French bike maker Lazareth is best known for its outrageous motorcycles that somehow always have more than two wheels like a motorcycle should. The last we saw here was the monstrous LM 847, a 4-wheel beast that has a heart of a Maserati. Is that even a bike still? Well, it god damn is, which why LM 847 is as outrageous as it is cool. The name Lazareth is as mythical as the vehicles the marque have rolled out. The company’s latest endeavor, the Lazareth LMV 496, is even more mythical. Except that this unicorn is about to become very real. Continue reading Lazareth LMV 496 Is A Flying Bike That Is Actually A Regular Motorcycle Too

Ehang 216 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Sets To Ply Austria Skies In 2020

First, it was Dubai and now, Austria. Chinese Ehang Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV) is set to ply the skies of Austria come 2020. The company, along with Austrian FACC aviation company and ProSiebenSat, broke the news last week at a launch event held at Vienna’s Generali Arena. Following the official launch, Ehang will be showing of its airworthy Ehang 216 air taxi at the 4GAMECHANGERS Festival, happening from April 9 to 11 in Vienna. Continue reading Ehang 216 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Sets To Ply Austria Skies In 2020

Malaysia’s “Flying Car” Concept Looks Like It Had Cheap Fans Stuck On It

Malaysia is not particularly a pro when it comes to making cars. To put it bluntly, their National car isn’t the sharpest tools in the tool shed. But how bad it is? Well, lets just say that former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson had no good words for them and even caused a furore by smashing one up with a sledgehammer. In all seriousness though, it is not beyond redemption. At least the Wira was kind of OK, but still, I won’t trust them to come with a “flying car.” Just saying… Continue reading Malaysia’s “Flying Car” Concept Looks Like It Had Cheap Fans Stuck On It

JPA The Speeder Is Star Wars‘ Speeder Bike In Real Life Money Can Buy

Behold, fans of Star Wars, Speeder Bike is totally real! well, kind of. It has no wheels and it certainly need no mirrors to pretend it is hovering. Nor does it needed to be hosed up and only does over water runs. Plus, unlike the Imperial’s floating bike that hovers just a few feet off the ground, this real world “Speeder Bike”, called The Speeder, can make a maximum altitude of 15,000 feet. Wait. Is it still a flying motorcycle at this point? It’s more like an aircraft, innit? Continue reading JPA The Speeder Is Star Wars‘ Speeder Bike In Real Life Money Can Buy

Boeing Partners Supersonic Jet Company For Next-gen Supersonic Private Jet

Remember Aerion Supersonic’s bold ambitious to create a the first supersonic private jet? Well, the Nevada-based aerospace company has announced a partnership with American aircraft maker, Boeing, to advance its cause. Oh, wait. Actually, it was Boeing whom made the announcement. As part of the agreement, Boeing will provide financial, engineering and industrial resources to help accelerate technology development and aircraft design to bring the AS2 to the market. Continue reading Boeing Partners Supersonic Jet Company For Next-gen Supersonic Private Jet

Bell Helicopter Show Off Air Taxi, Bell Nexus, At CES 2019

The race to develop a viable on-demand air transportation is on. At last year’s CES, Bell Helicopter revealed the cabin of its vision of air taxi and at this year’s CES, the Texas helicopter maker follow up with a full-scale Bell Nexus prototype. Ermmm. OK. It is more like a full-scale model than a prototype with tilting and rotating rotors. If you really look at it, the Bell Nexus is really just another helicopter, but with six titling ducted fans instead of the usual main and tail rotor combo found on traditional helicopter. But hey, if they say it is an air taxi, then an air taxi it is then. Continue reading Bell Helicopter Show Off Air Taxi, Bell Nexus, At CES 2019

ICON A5 Light Sport Aircraft Is Taking Pre-order, Again

Wait. What? The spectacular personal air transport ICON A5 that we featured years ago wasn’t delivered? Well, that is news to us. Apparently, not only has not been delivered, it now cost three times more over the original quoted price? Oh, wow. You see. That’s the problem with a blog like us. We have too much trust in humanity, but time and time again, humanity failed us (and crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter sure have an impressive portfolio of such examples). Continue reading ICON A5 Light Sport Aircraft Is Taking Pre-order, Again

Future Autonomous Taxi Is A Car That Is Also A Drone, But Not A Flying Car

Now this something we considered thinking out-of-the-box. When we think autonomous public transport, we often think self-driving car, self-driving bus, and autonomous drone. But Airbus, together with design studio Italdesign and Audi have come together to dream up a concept that is definitely not inside the box. The concept, called Pop.Up Next, can travel on regular roads and also take to the skies, but no, it is not quite a flying car. Continue reading Future Autonomous Taxi Is A Car That Is Also A Drone, But Not A Flying Car

Everyone Is Making A Hoverbike, But Hoversurf Is Ready To Sell You One

After revealing its Hoverbike to the world last year, Hoversurf’s flying motorbike was quickly inducted into Dubai Police Department. Fast forward to today, the company is taking pre-orders for what it called Hoverbike S3 2019 Limited Edition in the U.S. And the asking price? A grand $150,000 net. For that princely sum, you will get a rideable man-size drone with a carbon fiber monocoque frame wrapped in a body that resembles a sport bike, quad rotors with newly developed 3-blade carbon propellers, and a 12.3 kWh lithium manganese nickel (LiNiMnCoO2) hybrid battery system that affords up 25 minutes flight time on a single charge. Continue reading Everyone Is Making A Hoverbike, But Hoversurf Is Ready To Sell You One

This Is FlyDOO, A Steerable Personal Hot Air Balloon

When Jules Verne wrote Around the World in Eighty Days in 1873, it was fantasy because, going round the globe in a hot air balloon was near impossible as it was at the mercy of the wind directions, but it would be plausible if the hot air balloon was this: FlyDOO. Dreamed up by a 36-year-old Italian living in France, Leandro Corradini, FlyDOO is an alternative personal air transport. Yes. You heard that right. A hot air balloon as a personal air transportation device. Continue reading This Is FlyDOO, A Steerable Personal Hot Air Balloon