Archer reveals its Maker flying taxi, promising an alternative to traffic hell

Archer reveals its Maker flying taxi, promising an alternative to traffic hell

During rush hour traffic in Los Angeles Thursday, the city of gridlock got a first look at an electric flying taxi that’s part of a movement to shift commuters from the streets to the skies. 

Aircraft developer Archer unveiled Maker, an electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) that can travel 60 miles at a top speed of 150 mph, to a crowd of about 100 people and many more on a livestream at an airport hangar just around the corner from SpaceX. The Maker, which takes off vertically like a helicopter but flies like a plane, is one of many electric aircraft that promise to shake up the transportation industry over the next decade. Read more…

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