Startup Joby will create a flying taxi with swivel screws

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2018-02-03 10:30:03

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Startup Joby will create a flying taxi with swivel screws

Startup Joby appeared in 2015 and immediately introduced his concept of the aircraft with the technology of vertical take-off and landing. Now, after two years, the company was able to attract over a hundred million dollars of investment. In the development of invested and renowned company, including, for example, Intel.

The Developers introduced their own system of horizontal directional propellers, which will help to bring the apparatus in motion, and should significantly reduce battery during the flight. The in-flight efficiency will be achieved due to the fact that the aircraft has wings, like a plane, and after takeoff, the propellers atop them, moving into vertical position.

Now that the company has enough money, developers are going to start building the first working prototype of the aircraft. Approximate dates have not yet been reported, but, apparently, the build will take at least a couple of years. Meanwhile, competitors Joby already show such aircrafts in action. For example, Volocopter, one of the investors which is also Intel has already shown a flying prototype some time ago at CES.

Representatives of the company claim that the establishment will try to provide passengers with maximum security, will make a very quiet and try to find the perfect balance between speed and range.

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