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Most Read This Week: Fast Flying Cars, Tesla Data Breach, Humanoid Robots

Also inside, Flying car company plans air vehicles for personal use

Liz Hughes

August 25, 2023

3 Min Read

Here are the most read stories in IoT World Today this week:

Fast, Flying Cars Targeted for US Market; $250M Order Placed

An Australian flying car maker has received a $250 million order for its vehicles to be sold in American flying car showrooms.

Ace VTOL in Perth, Australia, announced the order for its flagship personal eVTOL (electric vertical and takeoff and landing) aircraft from Aeroauto in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The Ace aircraft, called GT Slipstream, is a two-seater flying car promising speeds of up to 270 mph with a range of 300 miles on a charge. Ace refers to it as a ‘flying muscle car.’

Find out more about Ace VTOL’s flying muscle car >>>

Flying Car Company Plans Air Vehicles for Personal Use

There are flying cars and then there are flying cars.

One type involves vehicles designed to fly as well as drive on roads. The other type only flies and is aimed at becoming somewhat of the transportation mode of the future.

This is where a seven-year-old flying car startup lives in Florida.

The vision of Doroni Aerospace CEO Doron Merdinger is to create a flying car for individuals who can hop into their vehicle and with a simple joystick, easily fly themselves wherever they want to go, whether the local golf course or to the office.

Discover more about Doroni’s vision >>>

Flying Car Concept Taps NASA Technology

With all the flying cars achieving Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approvals for test flights and all the actual test flights going on around the world, now there are concept ideas for eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) vehicles hitting the market. 

The latest is the Epiphany Transporter from Applied eVTOL concepts.

The flying car idea would use ducted thrusters developed by NASA to create a vehicle with an intended range of 300 miles and speeds up to 160 mph.

Get a closer look at this flying car concept >>>

Tesla Data Breach Affects 75,000

More than 75,000 people have been potentially impacted by a data breach by two Tesla employees, according to the Maine Attorney General’s Office which posted notification of the May 10 breach on its website. 

According to the notification, the breach was due to “insider wrongdoing” and included names or other personal identifiers and social security numbers. The incident affected 75,735 people. 

Learn more about Tesla’s data breach >>>

Lifelike Humanoid Robots, Robot Dogs on Display at Beijing’s World Robot Conference

The 2023 annual World Robot Conference in Beijing happened this week, with innovators from around the world unveiling the latest technology in robotics.

Robots on display ranged from lifelike, humanoid robots with synthetic skin, to quadruped robot dogs and robotic arms for manufacturing capabilities, as well as robotic assistants for a range of industries including health care, utilities and hospitality.

See them in action >>>

About the Author(s)

Liz Hughes

Editor, IoT World Today, IoT World Today

Liz Hughes is an award-winning digital media editor with more than two decades of experience in newspaper, magazine and online media industries. 

A proven digital media strategist and editor, Liz has produced content and offered editorial support and leadership for a variety of web publications, including Fast Company, NBC Boston, Street Fight, QuinStreet, WTWH Media, AOL/Patch Media and Design News.

A skilled social media strategist experienced in developing and maintaining an audience across multiple platforms and brands, Liz also enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise to help businesses small and large.

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