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Last month I posted a story about flying cars alongside numerous headlines in EV technology. I even joked about a Jetsons future! But it appears that automotive industry leaders are putting more money where their mouth is and, making space in their tarmacs for the next big wave.
- New updates on Archer. Last month we posted that Archer Aviation was partnering with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to build the world’s first all-electric airline. Now, they’ve recently announced a deal to go public via merger with a blank-check company. How will this impact their plan to launch urban air taxi services in LA by 2024?
- Sounds like a job for...Joby. In addition to their partnership with Toyota Motor Corp. and Uber Technologies, Joby Aviation just announced a reverse merger with blank check company Reinvent Technology Partners. The goal: Compete against companies like Volocopter and Lilium to begin a commercial passenger service in 2024. I’ve got the deets on how this merger will help them stay competitive right here.
- Volkswagen has entered the (flying car) chat. Volkswagen has recently begun its first foray into the feasibility of flying cars, beginning a study that aims to identify best-fit partners and concepts as they brace for competition. What else are they looking for in this study? Click here to learn more.
Can you imagine our next highways being a sea of clouds and blue skies above? I can, and from the sounds of it, automotive leaders across the globe can as well. Let’s watch and see how this technology can improve our quality of life.