Airspeeder completes first ever flying car circuit race

South Australian salt flats host inaugural remotely piloted race.

Airspeeder, the electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) flying car racing series, has staged its first ever circuit race.

Hosted on the salt flats of Lake Lochiel near Adelaide, South Australia, the remotely piloted 'multicopters' contested Airspeeder's flagship EXA Series.

This is the first of a series of races that will serve as the development and feeder series for the Airspeeder fully crewed Grands Prix starting in 2024.

The race was staged on a one kilometre digital track, with two teams competing over two sessions.

To support this race, Airspeeder had to build race control stations, pilot control stations, a 5G network, augmented reality (AR) sky tracks, and an engineering and team control station.

Alauda Aeronautics, the technical team and the manufacturer behind the series' speeders, collaborated with technical partners Telstra Purple, Acronis and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create the race's digital architecture.

The Alauda and Airspeeder teams also wokrked with Acronis and Teknov8 to secure and manage telemetry and race data.

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