LONDON, April 23, 2019 – Automotive & Aerospace Companies Developing on Demand Urban Air Mobility (UAM), Ridesharing Networks, Air Taxis, Vertical Take Off & Landing (VTOL), Electric Vertical Take Off & Landing (eVTOL), Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP) & Autonomous Operation Technologies
There is understandable scepticism around the entire concept of flying cars and their widespread deployment. Nonetheless, the technology is at an embryonic stage and major industry players such as Airbus, Boeing and Uber are taking it seriously and directing significant research & development (R&D) funding towards developing flying car technologies.
There are of course considerable regulatory barriers to overcome in terms of satisfying airspace authorities and regulators as to the viability and safety of flying cars and their semi-autonomous variants in what is already very crowded and strictly controlled airspace. Before VTOLs can operate in any country, they will need to comply with regulations from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) who regulate 50% and 30% of the world’s aviation activity, respectively—and who are charged with assuring aviation safety. However there has been some movement by authorities allowing the technologies to be trialled.
Flying cars are potentially one of the most lucrative automotive and aerial technologies that could reshape the future of advanced automotive and aerospace technologies. The main objective of technological companies such as Google, but also of OEMs is the achievement of a fully functional flying car by the end of 2022. The key point for this ambition is the development of flying cars, which is currently being tested and researched by the top technology leaders in the market. This Visiongain report will identify the distinction points of the top 20 flying car technology developers, and also their flying car products, either concept, designed, or developed.
36 Tables, Charts, And Graphs
Global Top 20 Companies Developing Flying Car Technologies Future Outlook and Analysis 2019
R&D Spend $m And % Share Analysis Of Key Players Engaged In Developing Flying Car Technologies
• Airbus S.E
• Amazon.com, Inc.
• Audi AG
• Delorean Aerospace, LLC
• Detroit Flying Cars
• Kitty Hawk
• Lazzarini Design Studio
• Macro Industries, Inc.
• Moller International
• Neva Aerospace Ltd
• Nirvana Systems Ltd (Nirvana Autogyro)
• PAL-V International BV
• Tesla, Inc.
• The Boeing Company
• Toyota Motor Corporation (Cartivator or SkyDrive Inc.)
• Uber Technologies Inc.
• Vaylon SAS
Analysis of the challenges facing the industry
• Regulatory barriers
• Certification process
• Technological challenges
• Performance & reliability
• Cost issues
• Battery technology
• Pilot training
• Semi-autonomous and autonomous technologies
• Landing infrastructure
Companies covered in the report include:
Air New Zealand
Airbus Defence and Space
Airbus Group Inc.
Alabama Aircraft Industries, Inc.
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS)
Audi Brussels S.A./N.V
Audi Do Brasil Industria E Comercio De Veiculos Ltda
Audi Hungaria Motor Kft.
Audi México S.A. de C.V
Aurora Flight Sciences
Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A
Autonomous Intelligent Driving GmbH
Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS)
DAFRA da Amazonia Industria e Comercio de Motocicletas Ltda
Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.
Delorean Aerospace, LLC
Detroit Flying Cars Company
Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.
FAW- Volkswagen Automotive Company, Ltd.;
Ford Motor Company
Geely Holding Group
Hino Motors, Ltd.
Honeywell International Inc
Lazzarini Design Studio
Macro Industries, Inc.
Magellan Aerospace (UK) Ltd
Monet Technologies Corporation
Neva Aerospace Ltd.
Nirvana Systems Ltd.
PAL-V International BV
Skoda Auto India Pvt, Ltd
The Boeing Company
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd.
Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories, Inc.
Toyota Motor Corporation
Toyota Motor East Japan, Inc
Uber Technologies Inc.
United Technologies Corporation
Volkswagen Group Rus
Volkswagen Slovakia, A.S.
Volvo Car Group
Government Agencies and Other Organisations Mentioned
Congressional Research Service
French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA)
Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
European Commission (EC)
European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC)
French Armed Forces
Indian Supreme Court
International Labor Organization
Kazakhstan Air Defence Forces
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE)
United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
World Travel & Tourism Council (WT&TC)
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