Alauda Aeronautics has achieved yet another first for the groundbreaking flying car racing series by flying three eVTOL Alauda Mk3 speeders in close proximity together in South Australia.
The latest achievement comes hot on the heels of the first ever remotely piloted races, both won by Australian drone pilot and surfer Zephatali Walsh.
By now flying three racers close together, Airspeeder’s mission to build a flying car motorsport where multiple craft will complete safely together a step closer thanks to near real-time data and connectivity powering haptic alerts and proximity sensors.
A COLLABORATION OF THE GREATEST TECHNICAL INDUSTRIES
Alauda Aeronautics’ Technical Leadership Team is drawn from the greatest minds of the tech, automotive and aeronautical industries including IWC Schaffhausen, Ferrari, McLaren, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce, Boeing and Airbus. It is the first in the world to be in production with performance electric flying cars.
The Alauda and Airspeeder teams were also able to draw upon expertise from Acronis and Teknov8 in securing and managing vital telemetry and race data with the ultimate goal to create the digital architecture that will drive the 5G enabled infrastructure needed to ensure the safe management of autonomous and piloted eVTOL vehicles in urban environments.
As Airspeeder pioneers a new sport, we need data fast, @TelstraPurple help us create and visualise it. pic.twitter.com/vJljazFZT7
— Airspeeder (@AirspeederHQ) December 1, 2022
eVTOL Alauda Mk3 TECH SPECS
LENGTH – 4.1 meters
CONSTRUCTION – carbon fiber construction full-scale racing quadcopter.
PERFORMANCE – 320kW, equalling an Audi SQ7 performance SUV. Acceleration from 0-62mph takes 2.8 seconds and the Speeder can climb to 500 meters.
WEIGHT – 2,500kg while an Airspeeder racing craft (without pilot) weighs just 130kg. It can lift a weight of more than 80kg, proving the viability of the powertrain for piloted races.
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