Toyota Flying Car Project, Mercedes-AMG Hybrid Racing, Drone Delivers Donuts to Mayor

Toyota flying car project

Toyota’s Flying Car Project Takes a Tentative Test Flight (TechCrunch)

Toyota is working on developing flying cars, with the aim of having a single driver vehicle ready to fly in time for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The idea is that a small flying car will be able to smoothly transition from driving to the skies, in order to deliver the Olympic torch for its last leg to officially open the games. […]

The flying car is being created in partnership with Cartivator Resource Management, a small tech company that Toyota invested nearly $400,000 in to help bring this project to life. This test flight took place at a school field in central Japan, near Toyota’s own home base.

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2018 Mercedes-AMG Project One Powertrain Specs Revealed (AutoCar)

The new £2.4 million (US – $3 million) Mercedes-AMG hypercar, known under the internal working name Project One, will be powered by an advanced petrol-electric plug-in hybrid drivetrain based around a Formula One derived petrol engine that operates in combination with four electric motors to deliver an overall output of over 736kW in its most performance orientated driving mode, AMG boss Tobias Moers has confirmed.

The hi-tech driveline, unveiled at a media event at the Nürburgring 24 Hour race in Germany, uses a heavily revised version of the electrically turbocharged 1.6-litre V6 housed in the Mercedes-AMG W08 EQ Power+ race car, as driven by Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas in the 2017 F1 World Championship.

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Forget Pizza — A Drone Just Delivered Donuts to the Mayor of Denver (DigitalTrends)

Donut fans will be drooling with delight at news of one of the first donut deliveries by drone.

Drone-delivered pizza is all well and good, but the idea of flying machines carrying donuts on demand to salivating supporters of the sugary snack is yet another reason why the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) needs to get on with the job of finding further ways to relax rules for commercial drone-based ventures.

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