DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist



         By Journalists Edward Kane & Maryanne Kane


                                                        Source:  Airstream & Porsche

  • VW's iconic, luxury automaker Porsche has partnered with top US travel-trailer maker Airstream to create the ultimate in luxury, glamorous, camping
  • British newspaper "Daily Mail" is calling the experience "Glamping"
  • It's called the Studio F.A. Porsche Concept Travel Trailer
  • The luxury camper features cooking and sleeping spaces, storage and enough space to walk around 
  • At 16 feet long, it can fit into a garage
  • The camper contains unique tech suspension that allows it to be lowered to the ground for easier access and for storage in a garage
  • It has a luxurious interior, reclining seats, TV on the ceiling, pop-top roof and more
  • The collaborators consider it "an innovation exercise" to create products for tomorrow 
  • Porsche & Airstream call it a " vision of what an urban inspired camper could look like"
  • The "Glamper" is a concept and the partners haven't disclosed a price on it yet.


                                 Source:  Disney                                            

  • Disney just unveiled an adorable, child-sized robot that can rollerblade, climb out of a box and summersault
  • The next G robot is designed to make an emotional connection with Disney Park visitors to let them connect with the joy of having fun like roller skating
  • It is expected to go into service first to greet and entertain visitors at the Shanghai Disney Park
  • Disney is using high-performance materials & mechanical scaling effects to make the robot dynamic & tough
  • The robot is also empowered with motion-capture data to enable its motions to be perceived as fluid and emotional
  • Disney also unveiled at the South by Southwest (SXSW) event this weekend in Austin, TX, a real-time talking, tiny Tinkerbelle in a lantern that interacts and responds in R/T conversations...tech from beautiful fairytales that's about as good as it gets.


                                        Source:  Lilium

  • Germany-based air taxi maker Lilium says its e-VTOL can travel & has been test flighted in Spain at 250 km/h (155 mph) & will deploy as a regional air taxi within 2 years
  • Lilium has been one of the leading new air taxi startups and it says the speed achievements have moved it to certification in 2025
  • Lilium's aircraft are unusual in that they are configured like a jet, with fixed engine parts & no exposed propellers
  • It's propelled by Ducted Electric Vectored Thrust with electric jet engines integrated into the wing flaps
  • Company says the proprietary tech provides aerodynamic efficiency, lower noise, capability to carry bigger payloads & more maneuverability in all phases of flight
  • This is a vehicle to watch as it is powered by different technology, provides lower noise & zero emissions.

For more news stories like this, The Future of Flying


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