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Airspeeder partners with leading cyber protection firm Acronis for the world’s first electric flying car racing series

Airspeeder, the world’s first electric flying car racing series is delighted to announce a landmark technical and strategic partnership with Acronis, the global leader in cyber protection.

The racing series, created by performance electric flying car manufacturer, Alauda will receive technical and commercial support from Acronis, the world’s leading cyber protection company. The significance of this partnership will be reflected in the placement of the Acronis brand in a prominent position on Airspeeder’s MK4 racing craft.

With first Airspeeder GPs planned for 2021, Acronis’ cyber protection solutions will ensure the data security for the revolutionary LiDAR and Machine Vision technology that will deliver close but safe racing through the creation of virtual force-fields around each racing craft, named ‘Speeders’. Part of this technology will be delivered by Teknov8, a global provider of cyber security solution that will support Acronis’ partnership with Airspeeder as an Official #CyberFit Delivery Partner.

The accelerated development of this technology in the furnace of close sporting competition will benefit the wider eVTOL (electrical vertical take-off and landing) sector, an industry backed by giants including Uber, Daimler, Toyota, Hyundai and Airbus. Widely dubbed as ‘flying electric taxis’ and considered the next great mobility revolution, eVTOL promises to liberate cities and cut journey times with a sustainable flying transport solution. The sector is predicted by Morgan Stanley to be worth $1.5 trillion dollars by 2040.

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