Lightweight, eco-friendly air verhicles could be the future of personal transport
Could PAVs with a similar design end up replacing road cars?
The Pipistril has high hopes for the CGFC event
Battery power will compete against traditional renewable energy sources
The Pipistril can reach heights of 6000 feet
As we've seen with the ongoing X-Prize model, competitions can be a great way to provide incentive for technological advancements in transport. While the latest example, the Lunar X Prize, has its sight set on the heavens, NASA is running a competition with objectives a little closer to the ground. The Green Flight Challenge is enticing creative types with a USD$1.5 million prize in which designers need to create an aircraft that is low cost, quiet, has a short take-off, is 'road worthy' and gets excellent passenger-miles per gallon.
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