The space-age-looking vehicle would operate via one joystick and include intelligent autonomous navigation and anti-collision sensors

Chuck Martin, Editorial Director AI & IoT

March 1, 2024

2 Min Read
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A flying car company in Florida has introduced a new version of its flying car targeted for individual ownership. 

The electric aerial vehicle (EAV) from Doroni Aerospace in Florida is designed to fit in a two-car garage with standard charging capability.

The vehicle, Hummingbird 2024, would have a top speed of 120 mph and a 60-mile range or 45-minute flight time according to the company. Charging would take 25 minutes.

The space-age looking vehicle would operate via one joystick and include intelligent autonomous navigation and anti-collision sensors.

This is a new version of the EAV, with a fixed-wing configuration. Prototype testing has been underway for some time at Doroni headquarters.

Doroni is a seven-year-old startup in Pompano Beach, a beach town just north of Fort Lauderdale, last year received the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Special Airworthiness Certification.

Doroni had been test flying its vehicle inside a large building, displayed in a previous video the company created. This company-created video is partially aimed at potential investors as well, a situation numerous flying vehicle companies are in at the moment.

Like others, this EAV has relatively simple controls.

“It's a simple joystick; just a joystick going forward, backwards, left, right, up and down,” CEO Doron Merdinger told IoT World Today. “Think about the three-dimensional elevator,” 

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The Doroni Hummingbird is among a number of flying vehicles coming. 

There also are so-called flying cars in development and testing.

For example, the high-performance Switchblade from Samson Sky, in development for 15 years, recently conducted a test flight. The vehicle has a top speed of 125 mph on the ground and can fly at speeds of up to 200 mph. It can take off at local airports with a landing distance of 700 feet.

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LuftCar in Orlando, Florida, is developing a hydrogen-powered eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) vehicle. Essentially, the flying component, called a flying forklift by the company, would attach to the land vehicle and then be able to fly it.

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LuftCar and eFrancisco Motor Corporation (eFMC) in the Philippines recently formed a strategic partnership to develop and deploy the LuftCar flying car system in the Philippines.

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About the Author(s)

Chuck Martin

Editorial Director AI & IoT

Chuck Martin, author of "Flying Vehicles," New York Times Business Bestselling author and futurist, is Editorial Director at Informa Tech, home of AI Business, IoT World Today and Enter Quantum. Martin has been a leader in emerging digital technologies for more than two decades. He is considered one of the foremost emerging technology experts in the world and his latest book title "Flying Vehicles" (The Emergence of Personal Air Travel, Flying Cars, and Air Taxis) followed "Digital Transformation 3.0" (The New Business-to-Consumer Connections of The Internet of Things).  He hosts a worldwide podcast titled “The Voices of the Internet of Things with Chuck Martin,” where he converses with top executives from the companies driving the adoption of emerging technology.

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