Two flying cars began their first flight tests in the skies of New York in the United States of America. The starting point was on Manhattan Island.
Companies on Sunday the 12th and Monday the 13th Gobi Aviation that it Volocopter Experiments were conducted on eVTOLs (electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle). They are popularly called “flying cars”.
The two eVTOL companies are part of a series of companies “vying” to make new modes of transportation viable.
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New York Mayor Eric Adams followed up on the tests. “This is a bold new vision for what we want to achieve as a city.”
“We know how important noise reduction is, too [das aeronaves]Adams added. “I just learned how far noise can travel.”
About flying cars that flew over New York
According to the portal g1Such vehicles do not use kerosene, which helicopters often do, reducing the generation of polluting gases. Additionally, the electric motor will produce quieter rides.
Hey Flying car Joby Aviation can transport up to five people, including the pilot, at a maximum speed of 320 km/h.
“A flight from Manhattan to John F. Kennedy International Airport can take as little as seven minutes,” according to Joby Aviation founder Joeben Bever. At peak times, a car journey can take up to an hour.
Gobi Air plans to launch its first commercial flights in 2025. The company has already received approval from the US government to conduct test flights, in addition to partnering with the airline Delta Airlines.
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The companies are seeking to provide “air taxi” service in New York through new eVTOL vehicles.
The Volocopter, called “VoloCity,” accommodates only one passenger and the pilot, and travels at a maximum speed of 110 km/h.
Volocopter said in a statement that it is awaiting certification to conduct commercial flights in the United States of America and Europe.
Volocopter CEO Christian Bauer said the test helped show how eVTOLs can impact the quality of life of people living in cities like New York.
“We are confident that this will open doors for commercial operations,” Bauer said. “And this is in more American cities.”
Read also: “The car that flies and the train that floats,” an article by Dagomir Marchesi published in issue 37 of Revista Oeste magazine
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