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Lilium's Daniel Wiegand: "Flying hairdryers"

Lilium's Daniel Wiegand: "Flying hairdryers"

Update: 2019-10-252
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The Sunday Times’ tech correspondent brings on Daniel Wiegand, founder of Lilium, to talk about how he got hooked on the idea of air taxis (3:00 ), being a first-time founder (4:20 ), reimagining the hair dryer (6:20 ), building the first prototype (8:30 ), why science is his friend (11:10 ), starting with pilots (13:05 ), why silence is golden (15:20 ), how Lilium plans to launch its own air taxi service (17:50 ), being as cheap as ride-hailing (21:00 ), why cities are interested (23:20 ), learning on the job (24:05 ), what China wants (27:00 ), what the world looks like in 2039 (29:35 ), why he doesn’t just want to be a manufacturer (31:40 ), looking at Africa (35:50 ), why batteries are critical (36:35 ), his worst day of work (38:10 ), and why the air taxi boom is happening now (40:20 ).

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Lilium's Daniel Wiegand: "Flying hairdryers"

Lilium's Daniel Wiegand: "Flying hairdryers"