01 September 2022
In early 2020, Alauda Aeronautics announced the conclusion of a seed round of financing, with funding from Jelix Ventures and Saltwater Capital, attracted by the company’s proven route to commercialising the Electric Vertical Take off and Landing (eVTOL) Aircraft industry.
To gain maximum awareness for eVTOL: Electric flying car racing will reach a global audience through the world’s first Grand Prix series, which will host on every continent for advanced air mobility (AAM).
Matt Pearson, the founder of Alauda Aeronautics, said, ‘We have been promised flying cars for generations. From the dawn of the age of the motor car, it has been racing that pushes innovation. We have Formula 1 to thank for the key performance and safety innovations we take for granted today. ‘
‘Airspeeder is that catalyst of innovation for a new mobility age. Our mission to build the ultimate performance flying car will define a new mobility revolution.’
A register of highly talented pilots led by former F1-driver Bruno Senna of Formula 1, Formula E, FIA World Endurance Championship driver and World eX race winner exists.
Alauda has attracted some of the world’s leading technical talent, which includes senior engineers from Airbus, Boeing, Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, Mclaren and Jaguar Land Rover.
Amazon Web Services is working with Alauda’s engineers to provide remote connectivity solutions utilising 5G technology to drive the suite of technologies that will deliver safe racing and the ability to broadcast and stream to a global audience in real-time.
In June 2021, the company revealed footage of the world’s first full-scale electric flying race-car flight. These tests have continued with the world’s first multiple vehicle flights, including a historic drag race.