The CAPS company was founded by three scientists, Paul Casse, CEO, Kevin Laouer, CFO and Pierre de Chateaubourg, CTO, who met in a university physics class. Having been instructed about the technological breakthroughs in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) technology and the problem with current urban travel, the three men decided to start their own eVTOL company to help make clean Urban Air Mobility (UAM) a reality and make it available for anyone.
From studies, they found that 70% of people traveling in urban areas are traveling along which is the reason for the company has designed a one passenger eVTOL aircraft. The aircraft has been made to provide autonomous clean and quiet UAM in any city including incorporating the highest possible safety standards, which includes an emergency parachute in case of the unlikely event of a system failure.
One of the main goals of the company is to provide their aircraft to the consumer for daily city travel and at a price so low, that people with very low incomes will be able to afford use their eVTOL aircraft. The company states they are not making this aircraft for rich.
- Aircraft type: eVTOL aircraft with a separate recharging landing station
- Piloting: Autonomous
- Capacity: 1 passenger
- Cruise speed: Unknown
- Range: 15 km
- Flight time: 20 minutes
- Propellers: 6 propellers
- Electric Motors: 6 electric motors
- Power source: 6 independent li-ion batteries
- Empty weight: 130 kg
- Fuselage: Carbon-fiber
- Windows: Panoramic windows with forward, left and right visibility, with a solid roof above for spectacular views for the passengers.
- Landing pod: Recharging stations placed in multiple locations in any city where the aircraft lands for passengers to board and exit. There is no landing gear as the eVTOL aircraft can only land in its custom made landing pod.
- Safety Features: Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), provides safety through redundancy for its passengers and/or cargo. DEP means having multiple propellers and motors on the aircraft so if one or more motors or propellers fail, the other working motors and propellers can safely land the aircraft. The aircraft has a parachute for added safety, there is also redundancy built into the aircraft was well as back-up systems.
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