Flying motorbikes are back in Dubai that you can see police rides one in the near future.
The company of motorbikes has returned with a new evidence its electric vertical take-off besides landing (eVTOL) vehicle might take off well after hover bike of California-based startup Hover-surf was showcased in the green livery & white of Dubai Police.
In 2017, Hover-surf gifted Dubai Police its first serial production unit of the S3 2019 Hover-bike after signing good on a deal then began to train officers to fly.
General artificial intelligence department of Dubai Police, Brigadier Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi described eVTOLas a first responder used to access rough areas.
“Currently we have two crews already training (to pilot the hover-bike) and we’re increasing the number”
Joseph Segura-Conn, Hoversurf chief operating officer explained how ideal candidates will ride a motorcycle during operating experiences.
“They’re going to let us know in the next month or two if they’d like any more … If they would like 30 or 40, we’ll make it happen for them”
Hover-bike could be yours for $150,000 as orders are open to civilians.
However, Segura-Conn warns that not all buyers are able to purchase, only those who can handle new tech after being screened.
Hover-bikers in US met Federal Aviation Administration guidelines in order to fly without a pilot’s license.
Editor-in-chief of Aerospace magazine, Tim Robinson sees vehicle as “pretty limited” when it works potentially.
However, “looks bags of fun”. So, don’t pour cold water on hoverbike.
Current battery technology limits eVTOLs particularly in battery energy density introducing new materials as graphene that increase flight times.
“There’s lots of different configurations: people with external rotors, ducted fans, wings, no wings, tilt wings, tilt rotors. “No one knows exactly how it’s going to pan out or who is going to be successful.I think it’s a very exciting time — (a) great time — for innovations in the aerospace industry”