• Lilium Jet all-electric five-seater air taxi takes its first flight

    6 days ago - By SlashGear

    All the fuss around foldable phones and tablets and even self-driving cars may have taken the attention away from the other holy grail of transportation. Lilium, however, is trying to get the spotlight back on that stage, specifically the vertical take-off and landing stage. Building on the prototype it successfully flew two years ago, the German startup is proudly...
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  • Electric air taxi startup Lilium completes first test of its new five-seater aircraft

    Electric air taxi startup Lilium completes first test of its new five-seater aircraft

    6 days ago - By The Verge

    German air taxi startup Lilium announced the first test of its full-scale, all-electric five-seater aircraft. It was the latest in a series of successful tests for the nascent electric flight industry, which aims to have “flying cars” whizzing above cities within the next decade.
    In a video provided by the Munich-based company, Lilium's unpiloted aircraft can be seen taking off vertically like a helicopter, hovering briefly, and then landing. It may not seem like much, but it's a big step for the company, which hopes to launch a fully operational flying taxi service in multiple cities by...
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  • Lilium unveils five-seater air taxi prototype after a successful maiden flight for its latest jet

    Lilium unveils five-seater air taxi prototype after a successful maiden flight for its latest jet

    6 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Lilium , the Munich-based startup developing an on-demand “air taxi” service, has unveiled a new five-seater prototype and is announcing to the world that a maiden flight for the new device was successfully completed earlier this month.
    It's not the first time a Lilium Jet - the company's all-electric vertical take-off and landing device - has taken to the sky but it is the first time the new five seater has taken off and landed, following extensive ground testing. Lilium published a video of a two-seater version's inaugural flight just over two year's ago .
    The new five-seater is a...
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