This presentation will discuss Terrafugia's flying/driving vehicles, including some of their innovations including sensing, IoT and autonomous systems. Terrafugia will also show a flying car at the event.
Speaker Biography (Carl Dietrich)
Carl received his BS, MS and Ph.D. from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) shortly after receiving the prestigious Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Innovation in 2006. Carl was also recognized by the Aero/Astro Department at MIT as one of sixteen exceptional graduates under the age of 35. In addition, Carl has received "40 Under 40" awards from the Boston Business Journal and Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine. Carl has spoken internationally and is generally regarded as the leader of the emerging modern flying car industry. He has been a private pilot since the age of seventeen.
Company Profile (Terrafugia)
Terrafugia was founded in 2006 to make personal flight a reality for everyone. Our mission is to create practical flying cars that enable a new dimension of personal freedom. With operational flying/driving prototypes, eight years of testing under our belt, a rapidly growing team of over 80 people in offices around the world, the resources of a global automotive parent company, and a deep history of working with regulators around the world to help ensure safety, Terrafugia is strategically positioned to realize the vision of the flying car and revolutionize transportation.