LuftCar, an autonomous EVTOL manufacturer based out of Orlando, Florida, collaborates with Neurobotx and signs a paid partnership to expedite the process of bringing out its innovative, energy-efficient and multi-purpose modular autonomous air and road mobility (AARM) eVTOL to the market.
According to the company, LuftCars can be used during the daily commute and for regional travel (city to city) with both road and air travel capability while cargo vehicles can carry hot shot commodities, air inspection and surveys, with drivability into air inaccessible sites.
Apparently, they can also be used for military and healthcare applications- doctors can hop between hospitals and beat congestion while hospitals can own a fleet with a mix of LuftClinics and regular ambulances.
|MAX FLIGHT DISTANCE||300 Miles|
|MAX FLIGHT SPEED||220 MPH|
|MAX ALTITUDE||4000 Feet|
LuftCar can use the Neurobotx XR simulations for testing, development and validation of air and road transitions, evaluate human factors, communicate cargo, passenger and disaster relief use experience through digital twin, and develop exclusive defence mission training campaigns for the air force, navy and marine corp. LuftCar would also demonstrate hydrogen handling, safety and refuelling, and VTOL experiences to customers and stakeholders through the VR
LuftCar CEO Santh Sathya says
Santh Sathya founded LuftCar – an autonomous air and road mobility eVTOL mobility company in March 2021 and had served as the Director of Strategy for L3Harris prior and was also the head of systems engineering at Boeing – Insitu drones, and led Model-Based Systems Engineering and digital twin development.
Commenting further on the partnership:
Neurobotx is thrilled to work with LuftCar and leverage our technology, marketing and business development abilities to bring it faster to market. On our platform, millions of users will be able to experience the patented LuftCar docking model, have their car take of and travel long distances, while generating much needed data for pilot training, regulatory approval, investor and client diligence. Our unique neuromorpjhic backend fits the energy efficiency demands for EVTOL to become fully hydrogen-based. Most importantly, we love working with colleagues from the Boeing family!CEO of Neurobotx, Dr. Diana Deca
NEUROBOTX is pioneering the cognitive metaverse using neuromorphic AI. It is a team of some of the world’s brightest minds in neuroscience, VR, AI and robotics building the ultimate cognitive metaverse.
This is just one of the many partners we have onboarded on our Metapilot platform. Unlike industry competitors that just gather simulation data without much change from the 1980’s, Metapilot is a fully immersive XR experience, with a neuromorphic backend, haptics, and based on my own doctoral research in 2xNobel laureate lab that discovered the brain’s navigation system. Essentially, we are rebuilding the pilot brain inside the aircraft. And only 2 weeks after launch, we are in the top games on Steam, a platform that gets 700 new games per day. These are exciting times. And for LuftCar, we will simulate unique applications in governmental and commercial applications to show its unique features. We will also partner for discussions with investors, governmental and airline clients, as well as regulatory approval via our joint NASA partnerships.Dr. Deca adds on the LuftCar commercial partnership
By combining state-of-the-art simulation, haptics and spiking neural networks, the company is presenting us with the ultimate pilot experience while making fully autonomous flying taxis a reality.
Reportedly, Santh could highlight several advantages in the Neurobotx partnership that he could not find elsewhere. He added that he was excited to have the Neurobotx team fueling their growth with the latter having stellar backgrounds in neuroscience, computer vision and XR.
Moreover, LuftCar can use the VR simulations for testing, development and validation or air and road transitions, evaluate human factors, communicate cargo, passenger and disaster relief use experience through digital twin, develop exclusive defense mission training campaigns for air force, navy and marine corp. LuftCar would also demonstrate hydrogen handling, safety and refueling, VTOL experiences to customers and stakeholders through the VRSanth
The partnership is touted to be just the beginning of the cognitive metaverse designed to bridge the retro-futuristic dream of flying cars and the actual present.
Very recently, Luftcar had signed a memorandum of understanding with Bosch Aviation as a part of its efforts to develop vehicle prototypes. Bosch will develop BoP (balance of Plant) fuel cell components for proof-of-concept, with the aim to support LuftCar commercialization.