JetX and neurobotx complete upload of Vector on Metapilot VR

Rotor-less AAM vehi­cle man­u­fac­tur­er JetX has teamed up with Boe­ing-backed gam­ing plat­form Metapi­lot to bring the Vec­tor air taxi to the vir­tu­al world, set to take the gam­ing expe­ri­ence to new heights.

The Vec­tor can reach high­er speeds com­pared to con­ven­tion­al air taxis, with its propul­sion sys­tem mak­ing it one of the fastest vehi­cles in the world. This Patent pend­ing propul­sion con­sists of tak­ing a thrust source like elec­tric duct­ed fans and flu­idic thrusters fed by elec­tric dri­ven air com­pres­sors or oth­er elec­tric thrust source, and inte­grat­ing it with vec­tor thrust mech­a­nisms to redi­rect the accel­er­at­ed air­flow and result­ing thrust into spe­cif­ic direc­tions.

JETX CEO Bryan Wel­cel said: “We are thrilled to see our tech­nol­o­gy inte­grat­ed into such a dynam­ic and immer­sive gam­ing plat­form, and we are con­fi­dent that the Vec­tor will pro­vide an unfor­get­table expe­ri­ence to Metapi­lot users. Impor­tant­ly, the neu­ro­botx team is able to gen­er­ate data that is rel­e­vant to reg­u­la­to­ry bod­ies like NASA, Boe­ing and the FAA to help speed up the JetX to go to mar­ket.”

By bring­ing the Vec­tor air taxi to the vir­tu­al world, the inte­gra­tion of the Vec­tor into Metapi­lot is expect­ed to attract a new gen­er­a­tion of gamers who are look­ing for inno­v­a­tive and excit­ing expe­ri­ences.

Neu­ro­botx CEO Dr Diana Deca added: “What we like the most about Vec­tor is the fact that it does­n’t use rotors, but jet streams, so fly­ing it on Metapi­lot is the clos­est you’ll get to fly­ing an actu­al rock­et.

“Apart from the obvi­ous sound lev­el improve­ment, which is a big issue for reg­u­la­tors, the Vec­tor is one of the first air taxis that is adapt­able to trav­el­ling on oth­er plan­ets in more harsh weath­er con­di­tions. This is why we chose JETX as one of the first air taxis that can be flown on the new Metapi­lot VR.”

In Octo­ber 2022, Luft­Car signed a part­ner­ship agree­ment with Neu­ro­botx to launch its dock­ing and undock­ing eVTOL for com­mer­cial, mil­i­tary and health­care appli­ca­tions out of Orlan­do, Flori­da, hav­ing recent­ly signed with BOSCH to devel­op hydro­gen fuel cell com­po­nents for the EVOTL mar­ket.

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Jason Pritchard

Jason Pritchard is the Editor of eVTOL Insights. He holds a BA from Leicester's De Montfort University and has worked in Journalism and Public Relations for more than a decade. Outside of work, Jason enjoys playing and watching football and golf. He also has a keen interest in Ancient Egypt.

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