The racing Airspeeder accelerates to 100 km/h in 2.3 seconds

The racing Airspeeder accelerates to 100 km/h in 2.3 seconds

Airspeeder is a carbon fibre body of the Formula 1-1950s racing car. It is also equipped with eight engines of two blades each, allowing the ship to stay in air for up to 20 minutes on a single charge. Airspeeder runs from zero to 100 km/h in 2.3 seconds. The maximum speed of eVTOL is 160 km/h and the racing altitude is 60 m. The safety of the race is ensured by 20 sensors.

"In completing our 250th test flight, we have proven that races are not only a practical and accelerating test stand, but also a viable and fast road to commercialization. This industry is projected to cost $1.5 trillion by 2040 to prove the viability of this technology, which will truly change the world. This is only the beginning, and we are eager to present to the world a real car sport of the next generation until 2022," the founder of Airspeeder Matt Pearson said.

Telstra and Amazon Web Services have helped to develop 5G-based remote connection technology for Airspeeder. Developers noted in a press release that "will provide a safe race and the ability to broadcast the entire process to a global audience in real time." Airspeeder also uses LiDAR and the radar to create a virtual force field around the plane.

After the end of the test flight, the development team is looking forward to the first competitions. It is planned that the first Airspeeder Grand Prix races will begin at the end of 2022.

In the future, Alaudu Aeronautics will develop a high-performance eVTOL based on Airspeeder technology, but already for private use.