The future is very much up in the air with Airspeeder, the world’s first electric flying car racing series. Airspeeder is a racing series conceived by performance electric flying car marque, Alauda. Elite pilots drawn from aviation, motorsport and even eSports will navigate electrically governed courses above some of the most visually arresting locations in the world.
Airspeeder is built on the philosophy that nothing accelerates technical progress like sporting competition. The next generation sport plays the same role the pioneers of Formula One did nearly a century ago in driving technical development and building public acceptance for a new mobility revolution.
Electric racing multicopters created by Alauda will fly at speeds of up to 130km/h. Airspeeder GP seasons will be contested by teams who will purchase the original craft and equipment from Alauda, the Airspeeder series’ exclusive manufacturer, but will be given freedom to set race strategy and recruit pilots from a pool of elite pilot academy graduates.
Airspeeder has also announced a landmark technical and strategic partnership with Acronis, the global leader in cyber protection. With the first Airspeeder GPs planned for 2021, Acronis’ cyber protection solutions will ensure the data security for the revolutionary LiDAR and Machine Vision technology that will deliver close but safe racing through the creation of virtual force-fields around each racing craft, named ‘Speeders’.
Jan-Jaap Jager, the Board Advisor and Senior Vice President at Acronis, argues that the technology will help speed up the process and help Airspeeder quickly become a reality.
“Our proven, integrated approach to providing easy, efficient, reliable and secure cyber protection for all data, applications and systems, will help Airspeeder to enhance their performance on the air track and in the back office,” he said. “We look forward to delivering on the promise of a true next generation technical and sporting proposition.”
Airspeeder will globally stream races and interact with the sport’s fan community across multiple devices and channels, in order to deliver a next-generation multimedia experience.