Airspeeder, the world’s first racing series for flying electric cars, has announced a new collaboration with Intel that brings the global tech giant’s computing technologies to flying car racing.

As the Airspeeder Series’ Official Intelligence Partner, Intel Core processor and Intel Xeon Scalable processors will help shape the sport to maximise its appeal to racers and fans alike.

The new strategic sponsorship deal was revealed in a joint presentation at the Motorsport Show in Adelaide on March 25th, where Adelaide-based Alauda unveiled its new Mk4 Airspeeder – the first-ever piloted craft to take part in the Airspeeder race series.

Immersive and dynamic

“We’re incredibly excited to have Intel on board. The technology, insight and innovation it’s bringing to Airspeeder will transform our racing series, making it even more immersive and dynamic for pilots and spectacular for our audiences. Just as importantly, Intel’s ‘pervasive connectivity’ perfectly matches our vision of an always-connected, vertical-enabled future. Through the actionable insights provided by AI, we can achieve next-level eVTOL performance and control, which we see as the key to unlocking the future of private air mobility,” said Matt Pearson, CEO, Alauda Aeronautics.

“This is another example of Intel continuing to deliver the compute power needed to stretch the notion of what’s possible, make what was once science fiction a reality, and transform the way we live our lives. Helping Airspeeder bring this new concept to life has the potential to not only change the way we race, but also opens up endless possibilities in urban mobility,” said Andrew McLean, Managing Director ANZ, Intel.

250th Test Flight

Last year, Alauda Aeronautics, the creator and technical team behind Airspeeder, announced the successful conclusion of its 250th Test Flight.

This milestone for the global eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) industry validates the company’s mission that racing will rapidly accelerate a mobility industry that is predicated by Morgan Stanley to be worth $1.5trillion by 2040.
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