Alauda Aeronautics Completes Historic 250th Test Flight
Aug 15 2022
Alauda Aeronautics, the creator and technical team behind Airspeeder, the world’s first racing series for flying electric cars, is delighted to announce the successful conclusion of its 250th Test Flight.
Alauda Aeronautics, the creator and technical team behind Airspeeder, the world’s first racing series for flying electric cars, is delighted to announce the successful conclusion of its 250th Test Flight. This historic milestone for the global eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) industry validates the company’s foundational mission that racing will rapidly accelerate a mobility industry that is predicated by Morgan Stanley to be worth $1.5trillion by 2040.
This next phase will bring electric flying car racing to a global audience through the world’s first Grand Prix series. These events will be hosted on every continent and provide a vital place and space for the Advanced Air Mobility industry to rapidly accelerate technology and build mass enthusiasm and awareness for world-changing eVTOL technology (electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles).
For an industry predicted to be worth $1.5trillion by 2040 we are proving the application of this truly world-changing technology. This is just the beginning and we can’t wait to introduce the world to this true next generation motorsport.Matt Pearson Airspeeder & Alauda Aeronautics
The work Alauda Aeronautics has already undertaken across multiple test-flights in preparation for racing is already defining the digital and physical infrastructure that will underpin the flying car revolution. This includes the development and testing of Pilot Control stations, Engineer control stations, Race control stations, V2V Communications, Flight Zone mapping and tracking, Digital Sky Gates and more.
For example, Telstra Purple in partnership with Amazon Web Services are working with Alauda’s engineers to provide remote connectivity solutions utilising 5G technology to drive the suite of technologies that will deliver safe racing and the ability to broadcast and stream to a global audience in real time.
Airspeeder has attracted some of the leading commercial and technical backers of motorsport. This includes IWC Schaffhausen, the leading Swiss luxury watch manufacturer who joined in 2021 as an engineering and timekeeping partner. Combining the passion both companies share for technological progress, human endeavour and sustainability, both companies are working together in pioneering this new form of motorsport to fast-track a new era of clean-air mobility.