AutoFlight Announces latest Prosperity I Proof of Concept Full Test Flight Video
eVTOL pioneer AutoFlight has released a new full scale, proof-of-concept, full test flight video for Prosperity I. Its new air taxi design includes upgraded lift and cruise configuration, optimised lifting propellers and enhanced hover and cruising efficiency.
This most recent design of Prosperity I (POC#2) is very close to the final design which will be released in Q3 2022.
Prosperity I was designed for transfers between parts of a city, airport commutes, connecting two nearby cities or enabling trips to the countryside while avoiding traffic on the ground.
When ready for commercial flight in 2026, it is expected that a trip that takes hours by car will be reduced to about 10 minutes with Prosperity I, without being any less safe or more expensive than a car taxi ride.
AutoFlight uses artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, 5G, and breakthrough materials to drive developments in the eVTOL industry.
Mark Henning, Managing Director of AutoFlight Europe says: “POC#2 is a new milestone for us, and we are pleased to have achieved over 30 successful transitions in the last few weeks with a full-size aircraft. This further demonstrates the great potential of our lift & cruise configuration which combines simplicity and safety. We will encompass all these key experiences and learnings into the final, full scale, design of Prosperity I which we will be revealing later this year.”
AutoFlight CEO Tian Yu, adds: “We’re delighted to announce POC#2 for Prosperity I. This takes us another step towards our vision of unlocking the skies for mass individual transport in the air by creating safe, efficient eVTOL aircrafts.”
AutoFlight has a diversified eVTOL product mix, with a focus on large-scale logistics aircraft and autonomous passenger aerial vehicles.
AutoFlight is backed by European tech holding company Team Global.