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Way of the future: The Flying Taxi

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Instead of booking an Uber to an airport how about a flying taxi to get to your flight on time?

Virgin Atlantic is the latest company to explore whether it could launch a flying taxi service.

The airline suggests electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles could fly between towns and major airports.

Several companies have promoted the idea of “flying taxis” that could pick passengers up from rooftops in city centres and take them to a variety of locations but Virgin Atlantic’s suggestion is slightly sleeker.

The proposed craft will carry four passengers and a pilot up to 100 miles as well as being emission-free and quieter than a traditional helicopter.

What is the idea?

Several companies have promoted the idea of autonomous “flying taxis” that could pick passengers up from rooftops in the city and then take them to the main transport hub such as an airport.

Virgin Atlantic’s suggestion is slightly tamer.

It has proposed that an eVTOL aircraft could pick people up from a city such as Cambridge and fly them to a major airport such as Heathrow Airport in London.

Vertical Aerospace says its VA-X4 craft will be able to carry four passengers and a pilot up to 100 miles, as well as being emissions-free and quieter than a helicopter.

The company claims it will be “near silent” when cruising.

It has already partnered with American Airlines to bring out these new taxi’s as well as Avolon, an aircraft-leasing company.

Anthony Lucas is reporter, presenter and social media producer with ticker News. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Professional Communication, with a major in Journalism from RMIT University as well as a Diploma of Arts and Entertainment journalism from Collarts. He’s previously worked for 9 News, ONE FM Radio and Southern Cross Austerio’s Hit Radio Network. 

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Nvidia’s market dominance is driving Wall Street to new records

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Nvidia’s stellar results propel Wall Street to unprecedented heights.

Nvidia’s latest financial results have become the catalyst for Wall Street’s surge to record highs.

The renowned graphics processing unit (GPU) manufacturer reported exceptional performance, beating market expectations and instilling newfound confidence in investors.

Nvidia’s revenue and earnings exceeded projections, driven by robust demand for its GPUs across various sectors, including gaming, artificial intelligence, and data centres.

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How the Australian market reached its 15-year high

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Australia’s financial landscape is experiencing a historic surge as the market reaches 15-year highs, prompting investors to delve into the key factors driving this remarkable growth.

The Australian economy has demonstrated resilience and adaptability, navigating global challenges to emerge as a standout performer in the post-pandemic era.

A confluence of factors has contributed to the Australian market’s ascent. Strong economic fundamentals, including robust GDP growth and low unemployment rates, have instilled confidence among investors.

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Rate hike fears loom for New Zealand following RBNZ meeting

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As the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) convenes for its latest meeting, speculations are rife regarding the possibility of a rate hike and the potential repercussions for the market.

With the global economic landscape in a state of flux, central banks play a crucial role in shaping monetary policies to navigate uncertainties and spur economic recovery.

Analysts and investors are closely monitoring the RBNZ’s statements and actions, particularly regarding interest rates.

Speculation is mounting that the central bank may consider a rate hike to address concerns related to inflation and to align with global trends.

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