Watch: Futuristic flying bike launched in Abu Dhabi to aid search, rescue operations

The all-new hoverbike is made of high-strength carbon fibre, which can access to hard-to-reach places and rough terrains

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Published: Tue 14 Mar 2023, 11:40 PM

Last updated: Wed 15 Mar 2023, 3:53 PM

The new XTURISMO Hoverbike was demonstrated at Yas Bay earlier today.

The all-new hoverbike is made of high-strength carbon fibre, which can access to hard-to-reach places and rough terrains.

This will be an effective, lifesaving tool in search and rescue operations and help in disaster investigations. The hoverbike will also be able to provide geospatial mapping.

Taking to Instagram, the engineering firm said that the hoverbike was being developed in partnership with AERWINS Technologies.

Bayanat said in the post that it is committed to bringing state-of-the-art technology to the region, positively impacting the economy and community, and making the world a safer place.

The hoverbike aims to be a means of infrastructure-less transportation. It is expected to be used for lifesaving situations, such as disaster investigation and search in deserts, lakes, bays, and emergency supply transportation. The hover bike will also be used for data collection from the sky and real-time collaboration with drones.

This product is impossible to imitate because of its stable control achieved through precision technology. System security is also ensured by using encrypted secret keys to ensure data integrity.

How the XTURISMO was developed

The XTURISMO was developed by a wide range of experienced engineers, from one of the founding members of the PlayStation to engineers from space, aviation and automotive industry.

Made from special high-strength carbon fibre used in the aviation and space industry, it can carry a payload of 100kg at only 300kg of weight, fly 80km/h and for 40mins with one fuel tank. It can fly just over ground to 20m and theoretically far beyond, depending on the air density and other factors. It is powered by a turbo charged 4-stroke Kawasaki gasoline motor bike racing engine that was tuned to 230HP (170kW) and weight optimized to 70kg to create the main lift for the XTURISMO.

Four electrically powered side fans control the vehicle around the flight axes to, supported by underlying software, provide the feeling of flying a bike, yet with the easiness and stability of a well-built drone.

The XTURISMO is embedded into a whole ecosystem that is supported by C.O.S.M.O.S., a low solution for low-altitude (≤150m) airspace management.

(With inputs from Ismail Sebugwaawo)


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