Envisioned by industrial designer Spencer Kim, the Jaguar Space-Type is basically an electric/autonomous vehicle that draws inspiration from all that is astronomy and aviation, complete with "smart glass" technology, which automatically displays important information on its windows. Inside, you'll see that the smart-glass extends all the way from the front to the rear, and passengers can view the sky. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Volvo's parent company, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., has officially announced that it has acquired Terrafugia, a flying car startup founded by MIT engineers and MBA students. This means we could see the Terrafugia TF-X sooner than later. This four-seat hybrid gives you the ability to drive on roads and highways and fly through the air seamlessly. Simply tell it where you want it to fly, and it will use its twin electric motor pods and a megawatt of power to auto-pilot you to your destination. It has a 200mph flying cruise speed and a range of 500 miles. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Emirates unveiled a new Mercedes-Benz S-Class-inspired first class suite for its Boeing 777 aircraft. Each one features sliding doors that reach up to six feet and nine inches high, complete with floor to ceiling windows and 32-inch high-definition displays. That's not all, private suites in the middle of the cabin boast "virtual windows" that project the view from outside in real-time for guests who aren't able to book window seats. Continue reading for a video tour and more information.
Uber partnered with NASA to create Uber Air, a flying taxi service that will hit the skies in 2020. The vehicle will need to take off and land vertically, while operating safely while flying at a low altitude. "UberAir will be performing far more flights on a daily basis than it has ever been done before. Doing this safely and efficiently is going to require a foundational change in airspace management technologies," said Uber chief product officer, Jeff Holden. How much is a trip going to cost? Approximately what you'd pay for an UberX ride. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Just when you thought commercial air travel couldn't get any more luxurious, Singpore Airlines unveils their all-new A380 suites and business class. This revamped first class cabin features six suites instead of 12 to provide 'exclusivity and intimate privacy.' Each one comes with a leather swivel chair, electronically adjustable roller-blinds, lots of storage space, and a standalone full-flat bed. The bed can be stowed into a dividing wall when not in use for even more space, or reclined for viewing the 32" HDTV. Or, if you prefer, two suites can be joined together to create a two-person suite with a double bed. Continue reading for another video tour, more pictures and information.
R/C enthusiast "TheGhostFlier" has built the world's fastest remote-controlled jet as of yet, and it's capable of hitting a top speed of 466mph. This is actually a followup to his own fastest RC-Jet Guinness World Record set in 2016, and it's powered by a Behotec JB180 turbine engine that is manually started. "The camera is a Mobius Action Camera V3 with lens D. For the ones who think that the video is a accelerated version: the date and time in the lower corner is made by the camera for you," said its creator. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a scientist breaking into a 1000-pound safe with a plasma cutter.
Forget bling and other high-priced toys, Russia-based Private Jet Studio is now renting out planes for your Instagram photoshoots. That's right, for a 2-hour session on a Gulfstream G650, expect to shell out between $250 - $500, depending on what extras you desire, which could include: a glass of champagne, fancy foods, etc. They even go as far as hiring models that can wait on the steps during boarding. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Spike Aerospace's S-512 Quiet Supersonic Jet, also known as the "Son of Concorde," has completed the first test flight. It can seat up to 22 passengers and cruises at Mach 1.6 with a range of 6200 miles, saving up to 50% on flight times. The aircraft is set to fly by 2021 and customer deliveries should happen during 2023. "These test flights are providing incredibly valuable information which we can use to refine the design. I am very excited about how helpful these tests will be to our supersonic development program," said test pilot KrishnaKumar Malu, who was assisted by Mike Ridlon at a private airfield in New England. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one about the U.S. and Russia's deep space gateway.
Here's a first look at the modular plane concept by A3, Airbus' Silicon Valley-based innovation subsidiary. Simply put, this future passenger aircraft boasts interchangeable modular interiors, which means its configuration could be quickly and dramatically transformed. Rather than design a whole new plane, the project uses existing Airbus cargo planes, in which components such as pallets and containers are already offloaded and loaded in under an hour. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Pilot Nick Underwood flew directly into Hurricane Irma - a category five hurricane with winds that have been recorded to hit 224mph. "I had a blast and I'm hype to go again. My headset on the plane lets me pipe in some music. It automatically lowers the music volume when someone talks to you so you still know what's up. On last night's flight we're approaching the storm at like 4 in the morning and I'm a little sleepy, so I put the workout playlist on," said Underwood. Continue reading for the full flight video and more information.