BMW has made the first electrified wingsuit. It was first tested in a wind tunnel for a long time before they decided to test it out for real. It was a wild success. They flew him in a helicopter before dropping him from 10,000 feet with two other people in wing suits. He was flying alongside them but was able to get up to 186 miles per hour instead of the usual 62. He was also able to accelerate and actually gain altitude, and all landed with the help of parachutes.
- BMW recently enabled an air sports athlete to fly at speeds as high as 186 miles per hour with a new suit they created.
- The wingsuit created by BMW enabled their diver to fly at speeds that were higher than two other divers who utilized traditional wingsuits.
- BMW showcased the new wingsuit at an invent in which they showcase new technology that will power the future of mobility.
“The innovative concept was a joint effort between BMW, Designworks and Salzmann. The professional skydiver and BASE jumper said the idea arose while he was thinking of ways to improve performance in the air.”