Expensive News – Is Airbus developing a car that can fly over traffic jams?
Mar13

Expensive News – Is Airbus developing a car that can fly over traffic jams?

Expensive News – Is Airbus developing a car that can fly over traffic jams? The Capsula, bottom center, was developed in 1982 by Italdesign. Is Airbus developing a car that can fly over traffic jams? THE SECOND COMING OF THE CAPSULA MIGHT BE AT THE GENEVA MOTOR SHOW aircraft manufacturer Airbus are working on a futuristic car whose upper body can be airlifted by a drone and flown above traffic congestion, sources said....

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Expensive News – Will 2017 be the year we hail a flying Uber?
Jan01

Expensive News – Will 2017 be the year we hail a flying Uber?

Picture this: a well-dressed man enters the elevator of his high-rise condo, but instead of going down, he heads up to the roof. There, he hops inside his autonomous Uber aircraft and whizzes across town to the rooftop of his office building. The charge? $179, give-or-take surge pricing.

This vision of urban, aerial transport is probably still many years in the future, but I’m optimistic we could start seeing flying car prototypes this year. After all, who could guess that we’d start seeing self-driving cars picking up and dropping off passengers in large American cities in 2016? (Even if it just lasted a week.)

Uber started the year by slashing its fares to the bone in a concerted effort to kill off competitors like Lyft, and ended the…

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Expensive News – U.S. Names Domestic Test Sites for Drone Aircraft

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration will authorize test sites for drone aircraft in upstate New York, New Jersey and seven other states, the agency said on Monday, but integrating the aircraft into the nation’s airspace, set by Congress for 2015, will be phased in gradually. The agency picked six institutions to operate test locations, which will explore how to set safety standards, how to train and certify their...

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Expensive News – Lamborghini shows off supercar on aircraft carrier

  Lamborghini’s Veneno supercar stands out against a fighter jet on the deck of an Italian aircraft carrier docked in Abu Dhabi  CLAUDIOVILLA Fullscreen It throws a big party on the deck of the ship in Abu Dhabi Lamborghini chose an unusual place to unveil its latest $4.5-million supercar. The Veneno Roadster was the centerpiece of a big party on the deck of an Italian aircraft carrier in Abu Dhabi, home to many of the...

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Expensive News – FAA Releases Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Roadmap

Dji´s Phantom. Photo © KIKE CALVO   This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series,  which profiles interesting drone information Kike learns about during his travels.  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released its first annual Roadmap outlining efforts needed to safely integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the nation’s airspace....

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Expensive News – Private Spacecraft's 1st Space Station Trip Launches in September

  Artist’s rendering of Cygnus spacecraft approaching the International Space Station. A new commercial U.S. spacecraft is set to make its first flight to the International Space Station this September, paving the way for regular cargo deliveries to the orbiting laboratory.   The Dulles, Va.-based spaceflight company Orbital Sciences announced a planned launch window of between Sept. 14 and 19 to send its first cargo...

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