While most automakers are focusing on cars, trucks, and SUVs, some are already developing eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft. Honda is the latest automaker to venture into the air-taxi game. And that's not all. The Japanese brand is also planning to develop new robots and small reusable rockets.
On Thursday, September 30th, Honda announced plans to expand beyond the automotive industry. Starting with the aviation segment, the automaker aims to make mobility in the skies not only with its original HondaJet
but with a completely new type of aircraft: an eVTOL.
Although air taxis seem to be the ideal solution for traffic-clogged cities, they face a number of issues due to limited battery capacity. To overcome this problem, Honda says that it will use its electrification technology to create an eVTOL with a gas turbine hybrid power unit.
The company's goal is to develop a "mobility ecosystem"with the eVTOL aircraft at its core, coordinated and integrated with mobility on the ground.
Next on its agenda is to expand the range of human ability virtually. The brand is already known for ASIMO, ...