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Goodwood Festival of Speed Future Lab – robot racers, flying cars, e-Planes

roborace USA goodwood fos future labGoodwood is synonymous for fast cars and bikes. But, flying cars, electric planes and a driverless racing car capable of speeds of up to 200mph? Well, that’s what’s instore for anyone visiting the Festival of Speed Future Lab feature from June 29th to July 2nd.

The 200,000 plus visitors to the sell-out Goodwood event will be able to interact with a stunning showcase of what the future of transport might be like., alongside cutting-edge technologies used beyond the automotive world. The exhibit positions the Festival, which has become known as the new British Motor Show, firmly at the heart of discussions on the future of travel and technological innovation.

These amazing vehicles are displayed alongside cutting-edge technologies used beyond the automotive world. The exhibit positions the Festival, which has become known as the new British Motor Show, firmly at the heart of discussions on the future of travel and technological innovation.

The exhibit positions the Festival, which has become known as the new British Motor Show, firmly at the heart of discussions on the future of travel and technological innovation.

Robocar

The star of the show is Robocar– the world’s first driverless electric racing car.

The racer has been designed by Daniel Simon (Tron: Legacy, Oblivion, Captain America).

Roborace Goodwood FoS Future LabThese astonishingly beautiful cars are designed to take part in Roborace. As you probably have already worked out, this is a motorsport championship for autonomously driving, electrically powered vehicles on Formula E circuit.

Fast and sleek, there is no space for driver to sit anywhere, which is mind-blowing to see in action. The technology behind making these cars work on the track is a story in itself.

The technology behind making these cars work on the track is a story in itself.

Future of flight

Alongside the cars will be exhibits from the future of flight. This includes Flying cars from NeoXCraft, a British designed product, engineered and built (Derby) by VRCO.

This concept is for a future private, luxury flying road vehicle, in the quadcopter style. It is a leading example of the hot topic of VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) craft, which are strongly influencing the future of private land-to-air transport solutions today.

It is a leading example of the hot topic of VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) craft. These are strongly influencing the future of private land-to-air transport solutions today.

PAL-V One

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PAL-V ONE (Personal Air and Land Vehicle), a vehicle design which combines a gyrocopter with tricycle undercarriage (already available to order) will be on display.

Boom

Alongside the PAL-V One are Solar and supersonic planes from Boom Supersonic.

Boom Technology is making a supersonic airliner faster than Concorde, yet so efficient tickets will be affordable to the average airplane passenger.

Boom BB and Model A - Goodwood FoSThe plane will fly at a speed of 2.2 Mach – so has the potential to take you from New York to London in three and-a-quarter hours.

A new 8ft model of the passenger craft will be on show with a VR experience so visitors can ‘walk through’ the future plane interior.

Solar Impulse 2

Solar Impulse 2 made history after completing the first round-the-world flight by a solar-powered aeroplane, last July.

solar impulse solar farm Goodwood FoSA 4.8 wing-span model of the aircraft will be exhibited at FoS.

Extra 330LE

The Extra 330LE is a record-breaking electric plane holding two performance world records – fastest speed for an electric plane and fastest climb (3,000 metres in 4m22s).

extra 330le Goowood FoSPowered by a Siemens motor, itself a record-breaker for power-to-weight ratio.

Much more…

Furthermore. there will be the HTC Vive x BBC Space Walk. This is the award winning VR experience commissioned by the BBC that allows you to float around outside the International Space Station (ISS).

There is more virtual reality with the HTC Vive x Tilt Brush. Here you control a three-dimensional drawing tool, in VR. This allows you to draw in beams of light within the app environment. and Stratasys – 3D printing experts who will be staging a live project where globally-renowned sculptor, Nick Ervinck, will be ‘reimagining’ the Goodwood

Finally, Stratasys, the 3D printing experts, will be staging a live project with globally-renowned sculptor, Nick Ervinck. They will be ‘reimagining’ the Goodwood trophy during the event, using these exceptional technologies.

Goodwood Festival of Speed Future Lab – robot racers, flying cars, e-Planes

by Jay Garrett time to read: 3 min
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