The size of an SUV with a UAM range of up to 350 miles
ASKA™ accommodates up to three people and runs on rechargeable batteries with a range extender (hybrid) propulsion system. Maximum speed up to 150 miles per hour.
Drive and fly capabilities for true door-to-door transport
ASKA™ offers a smooth, comfortable journey in the air and on the road with no need to change vehicles. It has the ability to re-route, like Google maps do — you can adjust your landing heliport depending on weather, turbulence, traffic or preference.
Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities
Breakthrough technology delivers necessary thrust within a limited space. All ducted fans are within limited asset space, similar to the size of a car.
No need for a pilot — ASKA™ flies autonomously. We will integrate with existing autonomous driving systems to make ASKA™ fully autonomous in the air and on the road.
Minimal infrastructure investment
Because ASKA™ is both drive and fly, it can be parked on the street/in a garage, and charge in existing charging stations. For takeoff and landing, minimal infrastructure is required (a launch pad of just 20 x 20 meters); ASKA™ will drive in and out, whereas other flying aircraft require terminals, special parking spaces and charging stations.
Safety for families with children
Engineering breakthroughs provide careful attention to safety, such as no exposed propellers.
Our target is a 100% electric propulsion system, and we are in development with our partners to deliver it. The first ASKA™ model will have a hybrid system that works with current battery technology and still achieve our target ROI. These minimal infrastructure requirements are aimed to significantly reduce our environmental impact compared to competing technologies.
Highly aerodynamic design
The operating requirements and form factor of road and air vehicles are not the same. Our out-of-the-box thinking led to an advanced aerodynamic configuration that drives safely and effectively on the ground and flies very efficiently with improved L/D (lift-to-drag ratio) in the air.
Safe and simple transition to level flight
The sequence of transition from vertical flight to level flight is one of the main challenges in designing VTOL air vehicles. We combine 14 ducted fans, wing, and control surfaces with advanced control software to ensure a safe and smooth transition.
A sophisticated ducted fan geometry and rotor design ensures a low noise level.
Because ASKA™ is the size of a car, it can be moved with a typical tow car -- no need for special cranes, etc.
Charging and fueling
ASKA™ will use existing charging and fueling stations to eliminate the cost and environmental impact of building an extensive new infrastructure.
Additional safety features
Design innovations match FAA safety requirements which include high reliability, back-up systems and sophisticated redundancy management algorithms.
In case of power system failure the battery package will support a 5 km radius for safe flight and landing.