Flying cars and OpenAI are not so cool | MIT Technology Review

Some companies think it’s time for the aviation industry to change, and many are betting it will come as an eVTOL: an electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle.

There are hundreds of companies working to get small planes to take off and land like helicopters and fly like planes into the sky. If they get regulatory approval, they could change the way we think about flight.

But it’s a big “if” and there are many other questions the industry must answer before these new flying vehicles become a reality. So, how close are today’s eVTOLs to taking off and is this a good idea for the climate? Our climate reporter Casey Crownhart found out the truth behind the claims. Read full story.

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