On Aug. 26, Bell announced the first autonomous flight of its largest Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) to date. The APT 70 is part of the eVTOL family of vehicles the company is developing. It has a baseline payload capability of 70 lb (32 kg) and can reach speeds of more than 100 mph (160km/h). The demonstration, which was conducted with the media, was completed at their test site near Fort Worth, Texas. Bell says its APT systems allow for flexible mission capabilities while keeping operations simple, efficient and fast: they are capable of twice the speed and range of a conventional multirotor. The vehicle is designed for rapid deployment, quick reconfiguration, and easy battery swap and recharge.