Published on January 24th, 2019 | by Emergent Enterprise0
Boeing’s ‘Flying Car’ Lifts Off in Race to Revolutionize Urban Transport
No matter how quickly and efficiently a company can build their products they are often hampered by their options to transport the goods. In this article from Reuters at venturebeat.com we see another reminder that alternate transportation methods like flying cars and trucks will give businesses more control over their logistics.
(Reuters) — Boeing said on Wednesday its flying car prototype hovered briefly in the air during an inaugural test flight, a small but significant step as the world’s largest planemaker bids to revolutionize urban transportation and parcel delivery services.
The investments, fueled by leaps in autonomous technology as much as frustration with road congestion, could change the face of the aerospace industry within the next decade.
Boeing’s 30-foot-long (9 meter) aircraft – part helicopter, part drone and part fixed-wing plane – lifted a few feet off the ground and made a soft landing after less than a minute of being airborne on Tuesday at an airport in Manassas, Virginia, Boeing said.
Future flights will test forward, wing-borne flight.