Urban air mobility company Bellwether Industries has announced that it will display a prototype of its VTOL technology demonstrator for the first time at DroneX, the UK’s event dedicated to UAV products, parts, accessories and services.
According to a company press release:
“In addition to having an exhibitor stand for attendees to see its prototype at DroneX, Vidyut Jacob, Bellwether Industries’ Mobility Design Director, will also be delivering a 30-minute talk entitled ‘Envisioning the Future of Aerial Mobility’, which is on Tuesday in Theatre 4.He will provide more insight into Bellwether Industries’ vision and philosophy for urban air mobility (UAM) and how it is approaching the key industry challenges. He will be speaking from 1.15pm to 1.45pm.”
Kai-Tse Lin, co-founder and Chief of Operations at Bellwether Industries, said: “Urban air mobility is going to transform the way people travel in cities across the world and it’s incredible to think we’re only a few years away from the first commercial services launching.
“Bellwether Industries has a presence in the UK, Taiwan, UAE, mainland China and the USA. It aims to create a three-dimensional lifestyle and lead the world towards comprehensive urban air mobility, which incorporates the aircraft, an air transport system and infrastructure. Initiated in 2013, it initially began developing a hovercraft project known as Gazelle, which was put on display at YODEX, Tapai, Taiwan, in 2015. In 2018, Bellwether Industries started work on Project Antelope – its vertical take-off and landing vehicle known as a Volar. Volar is defined as a new category of private urban aircraft which has a hidden propulsion system, a very compact profile, a lifting body and the ability to take off and land vertically. It is being tailored for city travel with deep considerations for safety and environmental impact. Bellwether Industries has already completed multiple test flights of its prototype since last year, which monitored control capabilities, and it plans to bring the first commercial model to market by 2028.”
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