XPrize Holding A Transporting Contest
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Contests drive imagination, hard work and execution – all in a timely manner. That is exactly why XPrize competitions work so well. On its website XPrize defines itself as:
An XPRIZE is a highly leveraged, incentivized prize competition that pushes the limits of what’s possible to change the world for the better.
It captures the world’s imagination and inspires others to reach for similar goals, spurring innovation and accelerating the rate of positive change.
XPrize is holding the Transporter Contest to drive innovation within the drone industry. As example of what technologists and entrepreneurs are already working on check out the The e-volo Volocopter VC200. This is the world’s first certified multicopter — and it just received its permit to fly as an ultralight aircraft in Germany. Amazing!!!
More about the XPrize Transporter Challenge:
Throughout history, humans have imagined using personal flying machines for recreation, exploration, and commuting to and from work. Though automobiles once represented freedom and fun, the growth of congestion and pollution has increasingly made cars a burdensome way to get from place to place and a hindrance to exploration. Today, we face the Grand Challenge of creating a future where transportation is once again equated with individual freedom, mobility, and independence and is universally accessible.
The winning team will demonstrate a vehicle that can transport at least one person (plus additional cargo weight), utilize vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), and autonomously navigate through a three-dimensional course. The vehicle must also demonstrate the ability to land safely in the event of an emergency, as well as have noise levels significantly below that of today’s helicopters.
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