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Dwindling flying fox numbers, dying durian market

PETALING JAYA: Flying foxes are disappearing from our forests and according to a team of researchers, this could be devastating to the multimillion-ringgit durian industry.

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We need more flying fox researchers

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has not enough researchers who specialise in the conservation ecology of flying foxes, and the lack of data has put local conservationists in a quandary over how to save the endangered megabat species.

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Geely to launch flying cars after Terrafugia deal

BEIJING: Automotive giant Zhe­jiang Geely Holding Group said that it will roll out its first flying car in 2019 in the US after the Chinese company decided to buy Massachu­setts-based startup Terrafugia, which is pioneering such vehicles.

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Flying foxes to be upgraded to 'totally protected species'

PETALING JAYA: The endangered Malayan flying fox (Pteropus vampyrus) and island flying fox (Pteropus hypomelanus) will soon be listed as “totally protected species” under the Wildlife Conservation Act 2010.

TECH

Autonomous decision-making one of biggest challenges for flying cars, industry expert says

Despite several proposals to create flying taxis, industry has a ways to go to master how those vehicles will operate without human pilots and make crucial flight decisions on their own, an industry expert told a congressional committee hearing on July 24.

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KJ surprised by Putrajaya’s focus on flying vehicle tech

PETALING JAYA: Rembau MP Khairy Jamaluddin was caught by surprise to find “flying vehicle” listed among the key points of the National Automotive Policy (NAP) review.

TECH

Uber, Airbus are said to be enlisted in Japan’s flying-car plan

Japan is making a push to develop flying cars, enlisting companies including Uber Technologies Inc and Airbus SE in a government-led group to bring airborne vehicles to the country in the next decade, according to people familiar with the matter.

TECH

Rolls-Royce unveils hybrid flying taxi at Farnborough

British engine maker Rolls-Royce revealed plans this week to develop a hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the “flying taxi”, which takes off and lands vertically and could be airborne within five years.

Business

Third national car not a flying car, says deputy MITI minister

KUALA LUMPUR: The third national car will not be a flying car, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Minister Dr Ong Kian Ming clarified, following misconceptions that the two are related projects.

TECH

Rolls-Royce plans for take-off in flying taxi market

British jet engine maker Rolls-Royce has designed a propulsion system for a flying taxi and is starting a search for partners to help develop a project it hopes could take to the skies as soon as early next decade.