FoS Future Lab: the highlights
Airbus has joined Italdesign to build a flying car. The Pop.Up two-seater is a concept, with a four-wheel chassis, a carbon-fibre passenger compartment and a roof-mounted drone.
McLaren’s F1 team has signed a deal with Stratasys, a 3D-printing company, to bring 3D printing to the pitlane. Parts can be amended and printed within 15 minutes during track testing time. An artist will “reimagine” the Goodwood trophy, to be 3D-printed during the festival.
Hosted by US company Thrust UAV, drone racing involves viewers putting on first-person-view (FPV) headsets to ride with a racing drone around a track.
Combining road and air travel, the Pal-V One comprises a gyrocopter with a tricycle undercarriage. Its commercially available version, PAL-V Liberty, was on display at FoS Future Lab.
British designed and built, this concept for a luxury flying road vehicle is a hot topic of VTOL (vertical take off and landing) craft, which are influencing the future of private land-to-air transport.
A 3D drawing tool in VR, the Tilt Brush app allows the user to draw in beams of light within the app environment and walk around the drawn object in 3D.
Working with Facebook, Samsung and 360 VR agency Visualise, a 360 camera installation was set up to stream live from the start line of the Hillclimb, where public audiences could not normally stand.