Airspeeder signs Intel as intelligence partner

Deal covers end-to-end system support and insights to help power flying cars.

Airspeeder, the eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) racing series, has signed a technical partnership with Intel.

Contract:

  • Intel to provide end-to-end systems support and insights to help power the flying cars
  • Technology giant's platforms will also help shape the sport to maximise its appeal to racers and fans alike

Context: The new strategic sponsorship was revealed in conjuction with the unveiling of the first-ever piloted craft from Alauda Aeronautics, the Mk4 Airspeeder. While this was slightly delayed from the original unveiling date of 9th March, the plan remains to stage piloted races from 2024.

Comment: Matt Pearson, chief executive of Alauda Aeronautics, said: “We’re incredibly excited to have Intel on board. The technology, insight and innovation it’s bringing to Airspeeder will transform our racing series, making it even more immersive and dynamic for pilots and spectacular for our audiences. Just as importantly, Intel’s ‘pervasive connectivity’ perfectly matches our vision of an always-connected, vertical-enabled future. Through the actionable insights provided by AI, we can achieve next-level eVTOL performance and control, which we see as the key to unlocking the future of private air mobility.”

Coming next: Ahead of its planned debut in 2024, Airspeeder will educate fans through a two-year broadcast contract signed with Fox Sports Australia. 

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