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Intel unveils autonomous 'flying car' Volocopter that runs on battery

9 January, 2018 3:48 PM
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Intel unveils autonomous 'flying car' Volocopter that runs on battery

Intel showcased it as an autonomous passenger taxi, which is powered by a battery and comes with 18-rotors.

Calling it "essentially a flying car", Intel CEO Brian Krzanich showed off the Volocopter, an autonomous passenger drone on Monday at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018.

The craft can have a 30-minute flight and have a maximum range of around 27 kilometres and is powered by a battery. The 'flying car' can also be flown autonomously.

Intel showcased it as an autonomous passenger taxi, which is powered by a battery and comes with 18-rotors.

Volocopter's CEO Florian Reuter said that the self-flying drone was "extremely simple to fly, quiet, and when running on its batteries, emission free," according to a report by CNET.

The Volocopter was built by a Germany-based company launched in 2012. The craft's first flight took off in 2013.

Source: moneycontrol.com

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