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Lilium said: "We will see businesses spring up around the Lilium Jet, offering air taxi services and other new models of transportation".
Uber, Google and Airbus have reportedly been working on flying cars, but the Munich startup Lilium has beat them to it.
Lilium, founded in 2015, said it has completed a series of "rigorous flight tests" on its flying auto, "the first zero-emission electric plane capable of Vertical Take-Off and Landing [VTOL]". What gives the Lilium potential to become a great personal jet (or flying auto, if you prefer to call it that) is that it doesn't need a runway.
During the flight tests, which took place on the 21 April, the jet executed a range of complex manoeuvres.
Lilium co-founder and CEO Daniel Wiegand is excited by the breakthrough, and said: "Seeing the Lilium Jet take to the sky and performing sophisticated maneuvers with apparent ease is testament to the skill and perseverance of our awesome team".
According to Lilium, its air taxi will be "jet-powered", though this means it uses 36 ducted fans run by electric motors rather than using gas turbines.
Due to the low-priced of operation, Lilium Jet actually plans to cover routes generally made by cars - but at least 5x faster.
To illustrate in real terms what kind of benefits the Lilium Jet could bring to urban transit times, the company provides the example of getting from Manhattan to JFK airport: a trip that's usually just south of an hour by vehicle would take about 5 minutes using the Lilium Jet. The Jet can travel more than 300 kilometers (186.4 miles), with a top speed of 300 kilometers per hour.
The Lilium Jet is here to change the way transport works thanks to totally zero emissions electric powered flight.
In the film, former SeaWorld trainers blamed the company, saying the stress of captivity is risky for both whales and trainers. Most of the whales now on display were born, and have lived their entire lives, in captivity at SeaWorld.
Its members are known for preaching on doorsteps, where they offer religious literature and attempt to convert people. Jehovah's Witnesses pray at a regional congress at Traktar Stadium in Minsk, Belarus, July 25, 2015.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks to the media following a meeting with UN chief Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations. The opposition has blamed the Venezuelan government for the deaths of people during the recent demonstrations.
The number of available occupations has been slashed from 651 to 216, however cooks will remain under the new visas. Implementation of the new visa will begin immediately, with full implementation to be completed by March 2018.
We played with a desire to win the game tonight, with a very offensive team because we knew we had to score goals . After such a long time, to see that we've lost a game the way we've lost it is of course very disappointing.
The rest of the opening weekend will feature what seems like a yearly occurrence, with Dallas hosting the Giants on Sunday night. Nope, don't care about Andy Reid's record in primetime.it's just more fun to watch your team when they're the only game on.
Dayton has proposed a $45.8 billion biennial budget; the House has proposed $46.3 billion; the Senate is at about $45 million. The bill would increase per-student funding by about $200 for most districts.
The Infinity Display , battery life, and camera are some of the aspects Samsung India has highlighted at the event. Samsung has so much faith in the AI that it added a dedicated button on the left side of the handset to active it.
Rusty Murray wins in Monte Carlo, Nadal taken to three sets
Former French Open champion Stan Wawrinka was also routed, with the Swiss third seed losing to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-4, 6-4. The Scot has improved his fortunes on clay over the last two years, when previously it had been his weakest surface.
HBO and Sky announce $250m high-end drama partnership
Overall group revenue rose by 5% to £9,641 million, while United Kingdom revenue increased by 4% to £6,410 million. Sky said it had attracted 769,000 new customers over the past year, with 106,000 joining in the last quarter.
Florida state senator apologizes for racial slur
Seventy five percent of the Florida said Republicans should urge Artiles to resign and move to expel him should he decline. Gibson reportedly stormed out of the Governor's Club after the exchange and Thurston confronted Artiles about his words.
J&J revenue misses on lower-than-expected pharmaceutical sales
It improved, as 63 investors sold JNJ shares while 834 reduced holdings. 114 funds opened positions while 731 raised stakes. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold" on Thursday, July 14. 4/19/2017-BTIG Research Reiterated Rating of Hold.
Attorney calls for Georgia officers to be criminally charged
When Hollins tried to get up, Bongiovanni used the stun gun again on him again and was then able to handcuff him, the report says. McDonald received a few commendations and recognitions, including sharing the officer of the month honor in November 2015.
Talk-radio host Alex Jones argues persona in custody dispute
She says his outbursts on his Infowars website , his radio show, and his YouTube channel are evidence that he's not a fit parent. He also claims USA moon landings were faked and that the government faked the Sandy Hook school shooting using actors.
New Surface device that runs Windows Cloud — Microsoft rumor
Another possible launch could be a new Windows 10-powered Chromebook, which have proved popular in schools around the world. In short, the company is working on a streamlined new version of Windows 10 which is designed for the educational market.
Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize 'Obamacare'
Several major insurers, including Humana Inc and Aetna Inc, have announced plans to exit some state exchanges in 2018. To qualify for cost-sharing reductions, people must make between $24,300 and $60,750 for a family of four.
Nintendo Switch: The Fastest Selling Console For Nintendo
Though it's too early to say any of this is certain-the Switch has barely been out one month-this would be a very Nintendo move. In addition to this lovely sales number, is the number of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild units sold, at 925,000.