Drones and the city: coming to urban skies near you
Will drones make the fantasy of the flying car come true? Although urban constraints remain very strong, more and more projects suggest a positive answer!
[conversation] Pierre Becquart, Head of Urban Air Mobility at RATP group
“The issue is less about urban traffic congestion – which this form of mobility doesn’t seem to solve, but rather how to complement cities’ global mobility solutions.“
Hyperloop(s): speed, but at what cost?
Engineers around the world have been fantasizing about Hyperloop and its promise for speed since 2013. However, the technical, economic and infrastructural reality is a little more nuanced that all may seem!
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Vestack raises €2.6 million to increase development of its bio-based buildings. Israeli startup Veev raises $100 million to develop its modular housing construction solution. SkyMul drones automating rebar tying. Hong Kong-based viAct raises $2 million for its automated construction monitoring platform. Avus, Eurovia’s augmented reality solution trialed in London.
Urban mobility: speed wars between sky and earth
So will drones manage to take over the urban skies and, more particularly, find a land-based spot for take-off and landings close to city centers? And do depressurized tubes carrying hyper-speed trains stand a chance in providing useful connections to city centers?
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Avvir raises $10 million for AI tech that spots construction site errors. Chinese startup RoboticPlus. AI receives $20 million to improve its construction robotics. Electric vehicle charging payment startup Mina triples its value in a year.
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