Dek: Also inside, flying car charging being added to Florida air force base

Liz Hughes, Editor, IoT World Today

September 22, 2023

2 Min Read
Agility Robotics Digit humanoid robot at work.
Agility Robotics

Here are IoT World Today’s most read stories this week: 

10,000 Personal Flying Vehicles Planned by Florida Company

A single-seat personal flying vehicle is teaming with a flying vehicle retail showroom company to bring 10,000 of the vehicles to market by 2030.

Land Rotor, located in Orlando, agreed with Aeroauto in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, to add the 

Land Rotor Sportster to the growing portfolio of flying vehicle companies Aeroauto is marketing.

Aeroauto has two showrooms in Florida, in Hollywood and Palm Beach Gardens, with another planned for Austin, Texas.

Find out more about these vehicles >>>

Humanoid Robot Factory Opening in Oregon

Agility Robotics is opening a humanoid robotics factory in Salem, Oregon, for the mass production of its Digit humanoid robot.

The 70,000-square-foot facility, dubbed RoboFab, is said to be the first of its kind, dedicated to mass-producing commercial robots. The site is expected to produce hundreds of Digit robots in the first year, with the capacity to scale to more than 10,000 of the robots annually. 

Discover more about Agility Robotics’ plans >>>

Flying Taxi Plant Set for Ohio; $500M Investment Planned

Dayton, Ohio, has been selected as the location to build facilities to deliver up to 500 eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) vehicles a year.

Joby Aviation selected Dayton, where the Wright Brothers invented and flew the first powered aircraft, as the location to build its first large-scale aircraft production facility.

Construction at the 140-acre site is expected to start in a few months and has enough land to build up to 2 million square feet of manufacturing space.

Discover more about Joby Aviation’s plans >>>

Flying Vehicle Charging Being Added to Air Force Base

Aircraft electric charging stations are being installed at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida to service a coming test of electric flying vehicles.

The station is being installed by Beta Technologies, an electric aircraft developer in Burlington, Vermont.

Beta makes both an eVTOL (electric vertical and takeoff) aircraft and an eCTOL (electric conventional takeoff and landing) craft.

Find out more >>>

Air Taxi Service Starts Building Planes for 2024 Test Flights

The developer of an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) jet has started building the first of seven plane bodies on its road to certification of its planned commuter jets.

The fuselage for the Lilium jet was developed and is being built by Aciturri in Spain, with delivery to Lilium facilities in Germany in the last quarter of 2023.

Aciturri, also a Lilium investor, has designed and manufactured airframe components for Airbus, Boeing and Embraer.

Discover more about Lilium’s plans >>>

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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