After seeing how mass migration to urban settings has had such a negative impact on the quality of life, Maki and Guy Kaplinsky set off to solve the problem of congestion, commute and cost of urban living by taking things "off the ground" - and founding a flying autonomous car as a service. The Founders firmly believe that Drive & Fly will change the way we live by enabling people live far from the city centers and commute longer distances in less time, with greater enjoyment. Drive & Fly opens up tremendous opportunities for the automotive industry developing new technologies - similar to the changes in the industry 100 years ago. Come hear Guy challenge the current beliefs of what is possible in mobility, why current solutions "almost" solve the problem but not quite, the exciting opportunities for the mobility and automotive market and why the only way is up.
Guy Kaplinsky is a successful serial entrepreneur, with in-depth knowledge and expertise in technology-related projects and international business. He is the Chairman and Cofounder of NFT, Inc., a fast-growth US-Israeli startup that bridges aviation and automotive and is focused on disruptive Urban Air Mobility solutions.
Guy began his career at an executive at Nissho Iwai Corporation. In 2001, Guy leveraged his business savvy to launch his first startup with Maki Kaplinsky, a dynamic Japanese female entrepreneur. This global company facilitated multi-million dollar government-related projects in over 15 countries. Their second start-up, IQP Corporation, was an early innovator in the Internet of Things and concluded M&A deal with GE Digital in 2017.
Guy's current startup NFT Inc. was co-founded in March 2018 with Maki Kaplinsky (CEO) and is headquartered in Mountain View. The NFT R&D center is based in Silicon Valley and Israel with a team of experts that possess deep experience in aeronautical and autonomous AI systems, including the development of the most advanced unmanned air vehicles in Israel and the US.
As a step towards making UAM a viable reality, NFT revolutionizes the way small aircraft & helicopters fly by bringing AI into the cockpit, to fly "smart", similar to what Mobileye did for cars. NFT's system is the first ever universal aftermarket platform that will enable pilots to have a real-time view of 360 degrees, using AI glasses. Our solution will transform small airfields into "smart airfields" - providing a safe flying and landing zone with reasonable costs, using AI & Sensor Fusion Technologies. Our approach disrupts a market with the potential of $6B which has not had a major technological change in 50 years. Discover how this system will enable Full Autonomous Flying for those aircraft by 2025.