More electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft companies are moving closer to certification and deployment and experts in the industry are looking to autonomous cars to predict the future of this emerging technology. During a March 2 Revolution.Aero town hall, industry experts discussed what lessons eVTOLs can learn from autonomous cars and how their roll-out might be different.
One shared aspect between the development of autonomous vehicles and eVTOLs is their predicted development timelines. Autonomous vehicle companies often made early predictions that their vehicles would be driving in the next three years, Patrick McGee, San Francisco correspondent for the Financial Times, said. eVTOL companies, like Joby Aviation, are making similar predictions about two to three-year timelines until they will be commercially available.
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