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Aston Martin presents Volante Vision Concept with VTOL capabilities

Aston Martin presents Volante Vision Concept with VTOL capabilities

The Volante Vision Concept is a demonstration of Aston Martin’s design and style ingenuity. With area for 3 adults, the idea is a close to future study that previews a flying autonomous hybrid-electric car for urban and inter-city air travel, offering quick, effective and congestion totally free luxurious travel. The Volante Vision Concept will take complete benefit of the newest advances in aerospace, electrification and autonomous technologies, coupled with Aston Martin’s signature design and style.

Combining the strengths of Cranfield University, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions, Rolls-Royce and Aston Martin, this new idea unites the world’s very best aerospace professionals, propulsion specialists and designers. The abilities provided by every companion guarantees that the Volante Vision Concept promises to provide an fascinating option transportation answer for clients across the globe. Aston Martin president and CEO Dr Andy Palmer, stated, “With the population in urban locations continuing to develop, congestion in towns and cities will grow to be increasingly demanding. We want to appear at option options to decrease congestion, reduce pollution and boost mobility. Air travel will be a vital component in the future of transportation, the Volante Vision Concept is the ultimate luxury mobility answer.

He added, “Humans have usually spent on typical, 1 hour commuting to and from function. The distance we reside from our workplace has been determined by the strategies of transportation accessible. The Volante Vision Concept will allow us to travel additional with our hourly commute, which means we are capable to reside additional away from exactly where we function. Cities will develop, and towns that are these days also far away from cities to be commutable will grow to be suburban.

“With Aston Martin and our ‘dream team’ of British innovation across industry and academia, we are positioned to change the future of transportation, giving our customers a new dimension of freedom.”

Professor Iain Gray, director of Aerospace at Cranfield University, stated, “We’re delighted to be part of this exciting and forward-thinking project that showcases British innovation and the way that Cranfield works with and supports business. The Volante Vision Concept exemplifies Cranfield’s unique capabilities in digital aviation, autonomous systems and the electrification of aerospace, and is an excellent example of how the university combines cutting-edge research, academic rigour and real-world application.”

Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS) CEO, Paul Hutton, stated, “The introduction of autonomous and electric propulsion technologies into new aircraft designs is both inevitable and challenging, and as the UK’s leading aircraft design and production SME we are excited to be playing this key role in the Volante Vision Concept and so to be at the vanguard of this revolution in aerospace.”

Director, Rolls-Royce Electrical, Rob Watson, stated, “We are delighted to be involved in the Volante Vision Concept, which showcases the best of British design and engineering. Rolls-Royce has already delivered hybrid-electric systems for other applications including ships and trains, and we’re very excited about the potential of the technology in aerospace. This is a great opportunity to collaborate on a pioneering project which will use high-performance hybrid-electric propulsion technologies for personal air mobility concepts that could transform the future of transportation.”

As the designer of automobiles such as the Aston Martin DB11, the new Vantage, the DBS Superleggera and Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar project, Aston Martin EVP and chief inventive officer, Marek Reichman, holds the crucial to the distinctive design and style language of the new Aston Martins.

Reichman stated, “We are at the beginning of a new generation of urban transportation; vertical mobility is no longer a fantasy. We have a unique chance to create a luxury concept aircraft that will represent art and technology. We have used forms and proportions that express the same devotion to design and beauty that shape our cars.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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