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December 15, 2023
The Hyundai flying vehicle company developing eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) vehicles has big plans for CES 2024 in Las Vegas in early January.
Supernal, Hyundai’s advanced air mobility (AAM) company, plans to introduce its electric aerial vehicle (EAV) concept craft and build an actual vertiport exhibition in front of the entrance to the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Supernal, which is part of Hyundai Motor Group, also plans to present flight simulations through the city of Los Angeles and demonstrate how future mobility hubs will create new travel journeys.
The flying vehicle company recently formed a strategic partnership with Korean Air to accelerate the design of its flying vehicle and the development of the AAM ecosystem in Korea.
This is part of a growing network of collaborators that Supernal has been forming.
The company recently announced a collaboration with Honeywell to develop a ground control station to enable the vehicles to be test flown without pilots on board.
The Honeywell ground control station operation would allow for the remote test operation of AAM vehicles.
Pilots on the ground would monitor and command the aircraft beyond-visual-line-of-sight operation while also accessing real-time aircraft data.
Honeywell and Supernal plan to exchange technical data and participate in workshops to help develop an AAM ecosystem supporting eVTOL operations.
Korean Air plans to provide insights about market requirements in Korea and AAM aircraft specifications, to aid in Supernal's product and market development strategies.
Supernal is working with more than 50 additional companies to develop its eVTOL vehicle for commercial use starting in 2028.
The Honeywell ground control station technology Supernal could ultimately manage thousands of vehicles across a series of stations, according to the company.
Supernal also opened a research and development facility in Fremont, California, to focus on developing EAV battery technology.
That was the third facility opened this year by Supernal following the opening of an engineering headquarters in Irving, California, and a policy and commercial hub in Washington, D.C.
Supernal is also working with Microsoft and BAE Systems on various elements of its EAVs.
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Chuck Martin, a New York Times Business Bestselling author, futurist and columnist, 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 is titled "Flying Vehicles" (The Emergence of Personal Air Travel, Flying Cars, and Air Taxis). He also is the author of "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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