Do you like car drag races? Well, you may want to take a look at this unordinary race.
Alauda Aeronautics has released a video via its Airspeeder racing company of a flying electric vehicle drag race.
Alauda is designing VTOL “multi-copters”, which is a trending industry these days. The VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing), is a large drone with a seat in the middle, using sets of propellers to lift off. The company is planning to launch a racing series in 2022.
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The Alauda’s Mk. 3 speeders are the vehicles that participated in the drag race video. Those flying cars can travel at speeds of up to 155 miles per hour. It uses a 500 kW battery to power its propellers.
Two teams, Alpha and Bravo, were controlling the vehicles remotely. The aim is to get to the end of the drag strip before the other. The multi-copters reached a speed of roughly 100 miles per hour during the course of the short race.
According to the company, the event was only a “pre-season test race.” EXA will be the first race of the series, and it’s going to be sometime in early 2022.
Even if the Alauda’s Mk. 3 looks huge and can fit a person inside, but for now, no one will be sitting there. People on the ground will control the vehicles in the sky remotely.