If Formula 1 was born in the 1950s, motorsport as it exists today may well be entitled to a new, more technological version. In any case, this is what Alauda wants to do with its Airspeeder device. This intriguingly designed vehicle has everything of a futuristic racing car, including the fact that it is electric … and flying.
A futuristic racing car
The project is not yet topical, but it could well be advancing rapidly thanks to a recent seven-figure fundraiser, the precise amount of which has not been communicated. However, we know that players like DHL and the financial company EQUALS have invested as well as the Australian venture capital companies Saltwater Capital and Jelix Ventures.
In terms of the Airspeeder itself, this very special flying car has a battery that gives it a range of about fifteen minutes and which can be changed quickly during the race. The vehicle weighs approximately 250 kilos and travels at a speed of approximately 200 km / h between 4 and 40 meters from the ground.
The company planned to conduct manned tests in the year 2020, but these were likely postponed due to the coronavirus. However, unmanned trials are currently underway. An autonomous prototype of the Airspeeder was also launched in 2019 during the Goodwood speed festival which is held in England every year?
Andrea Gardiner, co-founder of Jelix Ventures says about the founder of Airspeeder and the project: " We are impressed by the early success of its journey to early commercialization through the creation of a flying car racing league. There is an obvious world market for Airspeeder and Alauda "
Pearson confirms, optimistically: " Nothing advances technology as fast as the competition. F1 racers of the early 20th century had a pioneering spirit (than) we’re taking advantage of it to quickly accelerate progress " Case to follow, but the sport of the future will certainly have strong arguments to entertain us.