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Cadillac of the sky: GM reveals flying autonomous car that hits 56mph - and a self-driving shuttle

Daily Mail - Science & tech

General Motors (GM) is taking its business to new heights by unveiling a flying self-driving taxi under its Cadillac brand at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The American carmaker shared a concept video showcasing a single-seater electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that tops speeds of 56mph. Not only is GM's future taking to the skies, but the video also showed it is heading down the road with a new luxury autonomous shuttle that seats two passengers. The concept vehicles were revealed during the firm's morning remarks at the tech conference that is being held virtually for the first time due to the lingering coronavirus pandemic. General Motors (GM) shared a concept video of two futuristic vehicles under the Cadillac brand.


Cadillac wants to fly people in electric drones

Mashable

General Motors shared some futuristic concept vehicles, including a sleek Cadillac passenger drone, on Tuesday in a classic CES move. As part of its Cadillac Halo portfolio, a shiny, silver and black self-driving shuttle, and a matching passenger drone were introduced. Both are just ideas with no production plans -- yet. The VTOL flying car (that's the term used for vertical take-off and landing vehicles or passenger drones) is GM's first design in aerial mobility. It's an idea for personal air travel that doesn't require a trip to the airport.


'TURN: Washington's Spies' recap: Brits wage economic war in colonies

Los Angeles Times

America's Revolutionary War was typically fought with long rifles, swords and cannon. John André (J.J. Feild) employs a much different weapon, however, in "Hypocrisy, Fraud and Tyranny," Episode 305 of AMC's "TURN: Washington's Spies." Knowing the Continental dollar is sharply devalued, André intends to trigger an economic collapse by flooding the colonies with bogus currency. To accomplish this, André approaches counterfeiter Henry Dawkins (Happy Anderson) at a New York jailhouse. "I have the power to release you from this place this instant," André says.


'TURN: Washington's Spies' recap: Mary's a rebel -- and a markswoman

Los Angeles Times

True to her Tory upbringing, Mary Woodhull (Meegan Warner) supported the Redcoats when they invaded the American colonies. And she initially opposed the clandestine activities of her husband, Abe (Jamie Bell), a cabbage farmer by day and spy for Gen. George Washington (Ian Kahn) by night. But Mary is devoted to her family in Setauket, not the British monarchy in London. So when Abe refuses to abandon the rebel cause, Mary takes up arms and joins the fight on AMC's "TURN: Washington's Spies." In "Judgment" (Episode 307), Mary seeks to protect Abe and their son Thomas (Cabell and Ellis Chase) by targeting a villainous British officer.