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Uber-Embraer Flying Taxis 2023
Flying Cars for Urban Air Mobility
Source: Embraer DreamMaker eVTOL
Future of Aerial Ride Sharing
Despite the global pandemic, Brazil based aircraft manufacturer Embraer and Uber Elevate are moving forward with speed to deploy fleets of "urban air mobility" vehicles in the skies near you. By 2023, they say they will offer travelers the option of an affordable shared flight. They hope to get vehicle testing underway by the end of this year. Uber, the ride sharing service and Embraer, the aircraft maker are partnering in the effort.
The flying cars that will serve as flying, shared ride taxis, are eVTOLs - electric, vertical takeoff and landing vehicles. Uber Elevate and Embraer have just launched an eVTOL simulator to ensure that the vehicles meet necessary requirements, including noise levels. Between now and the target deployment date of 2023, eVTOLs need to be finalized and tested. And advanced urban air traffic management systems must be put in place. Embraer hopes to be a major player in all of these areas. The company says 2023 is very doable.
A global aircraft manufacturer, Embraer is best known for its regional jets: E-Jets that seat 70 to 130 passengers. Its concept eVTOL DreamMaker is battery powered and all electric. It has 8 rotors to take off and land vertically and a set of propellers for fixed wing forward flight. The first vehicles will have a pilot but also a lot of autonomous capabilities. The plan is to go fully autonomous, going forward. The DreamMaker is designed for a pilot and 4 passengers. It can carry up to 1,000 pounds and has a range of 60 miles. Recently, EmbraerX successfully completed the first simulator flight test of DreamMaker in Brazil. Flying eVTOL taxes are quickly emerging as part of the future of urban travel.
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...