eVTOL aircraft are the coolest part of Electric flight. IMHO.
But the Networked robotic air taxi thing is a Security Paradigm shift away. Hackers, both script kiddies and Nationals make networks very risky.
See the reboot of Battlestar Galactica, where the title ship is literally a museum ship with obsolete No-Network equipment.
Yup. I spend more time here talking to people I never meet, than to friends at the coffee shop or the neighbors. Of course, here we can get into a big fight without wrecking the furniture...I can absolutely see that in the way that I, and especially my teen and young adult kids, spend so much time in front of screens and seem far more isolated than past generations.
I shortened my post down quite a bit on first edit. ( went well off topic with terrorism references )Ground based NAVAIDS have traditionally not been hacked?
In the meantime, there are several companies preparing to begin volume production of 400-500Wh/kg cells. Here is another one entering the fray:New battery tech, I still think a decade away from initial commercial use. However, proven to manage more than 500 cycles and retain 80% charge with an energy density roughly ten times current Li polymers. Overall a solid start.
Engineers created a new type of battery that weaves two promising battery sub-fields into a single battery. The battery uses both a solid state electrolyte and an all-silicon anode, making it a silicon all-solid-state battery.ucsdnews.ucsd.edu
When I see that sort of thing I am reminded of attempts such as this:An update from LILIUM
Still not showing much range or speed but a bit of detail about their swiveling motors is in evidence...