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Boeing & Porsche Developing Electric Flying Car
Source: Porsche-Boeing flying car Artist Rendering
Moving into the 3rd Dimension of Travel
Aerospace giant Boeing and luxury sports car maker Porsche have teamed up to create a premier electric flying car. They say that they are exploring the premium urban air mobility market through the extension of "urban traffic into the airspace." The car-plane combination is clearly targeted at big city commuters who would relish a lift above traffic snarled streets.
Their goal is to create a fully electric vehicle that is capable of vertical takeoff and landings - a VTOL. Both companies view this as a potentially key market segment of the future. They expect the flying car market to take off in 2025.
VW Going Electric
Germany-based Porsche is owned by Volkswagen, the world's largest automaker. VW has committed to building 22 million electric vehicles across its brands over the next ten years of the 2020's decade.
Tech Race to Electric Skies and Highways
There are no solid details on the amount of investment money each of the global companies are putting into this R&D effort. They also haven't revealed a price range for the flying car or target dates for production and availability. But it is clear that Porsche and Boeing are determined to jointly produce a flying car that is all-electric and delivers smooth driving and flying. As Porsche puts it we're moving into the 3rd dimension of travel. For its part, Boeing has successfully tested an autonomous, electric passenger air vehicle that it is developing.
Robot, Cut My Lawn Source: Husqvarna Mowers Robo Mowers Powered by Batteries - No Gas It's at the top of my robotic wish list. A robot lawn mower. No astronomical bills and upselling from lawn service companies. Just a nicely cut lawn and no hassles. Innovation seems to be knocking at the front door with news on robotic mowers. Green Robots at the Cutting Edge There's a slew of new robot mowers. Models include Worx Landroid for smaller lawns, Honda that cuts and feeds lawns, Robomow for all-purpose mowing and Husqvarna that's loaded with cell & GPS tech. These mowers aren't cheap. Prices range from $1000 to $3500. They're powered by rechargeable batteries so they're quiet. You pay more for online enhancements. And, if your lawn is loaded with trees and hills, your robot mower is going to be a lot more expensive. Grass Vacuums Robot mowers look a lot like big robot vacuums such as iRobot's Roomba. They roam and groom your lawn. Their
Watch, Fitness/Health Tracker & Phone Source: Oshen Watch New, Connected Smart Device OshenWatch Gen 2 is a top smartwatch that can help you meet your fitness and health goals while staying connected. The watch is equipped with biosensors that automatically measure your blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen level and even the quality of your sleep. The smartwatch is the invention of Oshen Watch, a company headquartered in Hong Kong. Exercise App and Advanced Bluetooth The watch helps the wearer calibrate their exercise. For instance, during a run, apps calculate distance, number of steps and the amount of calories burned. The watch also keeps the wearer constantly connected. It uses advanced Bluetooth 4.0 technology to wirelessly connect with any Android or iOS device. It provides phone calls and text messages. The battery provides 96 hours of use and there are 15 days of standby time. And, it's priced starting at $49.95
New Fun Tech - Powered, Standup Water Board Source: Yanmar's on-water gadget Wheeebo From Japan, for Calm Waters It's called Wheebo and it's new, fun tech from Japan. Wheeebo is a battery powered, standup water board that can glide you across the water up to 3&1/2 mph. Invented by the marine engine manufacturer Yanmar, it's designed for relatively calm waters, controlled by shifting your weight on the board, has a hand held remote control for acceleration and is said to be easy for anyone to enjoy. For more details, go to Important Innovations Collection: New Water Sport - Wheeebo : Powered Board "Water Gadget" Source: Yanmar's Wheeebo From Japan at Speeds Up To 3&1/2 MPH This looks like a fun...