‘Volocopter’ Flying Car: 9 Things to Know About the Autonomous Air Taxi

The Volocopter VC200 was shown off at CES

By William White, InvestorPlace Writer

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The Volocopter VC200 is a new self-driving flying car that was shown off at CES 2018.

'Volocopter' Flying Car: 9 Things to Know About the Autonomous Air Taxi
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Here are a few things to know about the flying car.

  • The Volocopter VC200 is being made by a small startup with 50 people based in Germany.
  • The group is teaming up with Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) to help with the development of the vehicle.
  • As such, the Volocopter VC200 made its first flight in the U.S. at the end of Intel’s keynote for CES 2018.
  • The Volocopter VC200 uses 18 rotors to lift itself, and passengers, into the air.
  • The vehicle can travel for 30 minutes with a full flight distance of 17 miles.
  • Battery packs in the flying car can be swapped out so it can get back into the air again after its current batteries run dry.
  • The Volocopter VC200 has several safety features installed to ensure it doesn’t come crashing to the ground.
  • This includes several battery and rotor fail safes, as well as a parachute that comes out of the top of the vehicle to let it slowly drop to the ground if everything else fails.
  • The flying car is also designed so that it is easy to fly, with Volocopter CEO Florian Reuter saying a five-year old could do it.

You can follow this link to learn more about the Volocopter VC200. There’s also a video below so you can see the flying car in action for yourself, learn more about how it’s made and what plans there are for it.

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As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.


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