September 22, 2023
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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