Adelaide-based company, Airspeeder, is testing its flying electric racing cars in the South Australian desert, as part of its goal to have a demonstration sport at the Brisbane 2032 Olympics.
The company has created what it claims to be the world’s first flying racing car. The testing of the flying pods is aimed at validating the sport’s safety systems and building audience desire. If successful, the live broadcast of the races will open up many opportunities for the world to see what the company has been doing in South Australia.
John Persico, a Director at the Australian Sports Technologies Network, believes that new technologies such as Airspeeder’s flying racing cars could bring a number of benefits to the 2032 Olympics in Brisbane.
These benefits include job creation, new opportunities, and an extraordinary experience for the largest sporting event in the world. The sports innovation industry in Australia is thriving, with 650 companies across 35 different categories and employing roughly 14,000 Australians.
Stephen Sidlo, Head of Media of Airspeeder, said: “Once we’ve built and tested all these flying cars, and we’ve done a number of races, we’re going to move to a live broadcast model.” He added that the only way to get to the Olympics is to validate the sport, get broadcasts, and test the safety system.
If successful, the company will then approach the Olympics to see what can be done. Persico believes that the local industry has a strong chance of taking the world by storm with its innovative solutions and advancements.