A successor to the iconic SR-71 Blackbird could cruise at speeds near Mach 6—but is it a real plane or a pipe dream?
Virgin Galactic’s passenger-carrying spaceship VSS Unity has completed its seventh unpowered glider test flight during which it reached a transonic velocity of Mach 0.9 (690 mph) – almost the highest it can attain without an engine.
AirSpaceX has given a preview of its vision for the future of air taxi services at this year’s NAIAS in Detroit. The company unveiled a sub-scale model of Mobi-One, an autonomous, tilt-wing, electric, VTOL aircraft designed to carry both passengers and cargo at speeds of up to 250 mph (400 km/h).
We’ve been keeping a keen eye on the progress of the Workhorse SureFly, and now the stage is set for its big debut. The two-seat octocopter is preparing to make its first test flight, after receiving official approval from the local authorities to lift off at CES in Las Vegas next week.
It may look like the latest SUV, but the first vehicle from automotive startup Byton is more an SIV, a “Smart Intuitive Vehicle.” Hopefully that acronym and description experience quick deaths while the startup’s vision for smart, connected mobility lives on and evolves into reality.
Virgin Hyperloop One has set a new speed record at its Nevada test center. An unmanned test pod reached a speed of nearly 387 km/h (240 mph) while running through an evacuated cylinder depressurized to the equivalent air pressure at an altitude of 200,000 feet (37 mi, 61 km).
A memorable year, 2017 saw high-flying hydrofoils make a step down from boats to boards and bikes and new water toy debuts ranging from personal submarines fit for James Bond to underwater propulsion systems slapped on like a smartwatch. Here are our favorite water toys of the year.
The much-awaited reveal of the Tesla Semi electric truck took place in typical Elon Musk style. Speculation prior to the presentation was substantially exceeded with its claimed range well beyond the 300 miles (500 km) expected.
It was back in June that we first heard about Workhorse’s SureFly, an octocopter designed to carry two people. Well, if everything works out, it will be making its first manned flight on Jan. 8th in Las Vegas, ahead of the CES trade show.
After refining its nautical skills on the AM37 powerboat from last year’s Monaco Yacht Show, Aston Martin is back in Monaco talking up another project that puts its design expertise to use at sea. With the Project Neptune submersible, Aston declares its intent to send vessels below the surface.