According to the Jetsons, flying cars were meant to be ubiquitous by now. If you needed to do some shopping and drop the kids of at Astro Soccer, you would just jump into the flying car and get about your business. While, of course things tend to take longer than a lot of 60’s futuristic forecasting might have allowed for, there have been over the last few years some big developments made in terms of flying transportation.
One leap comes in the concept of being able to integrate flying cars into our current cityscape without the need of building runways all over the show thanks to vertical takeoff and landings. The Aeromobil 5.0 has really taken this concept to new heights.
Revealed in March this year, the Aeromobil 5.0 introduces a supercarlooking aesthetic on the outside and inside. It would also be able to make horizontal takeoffs and vertical landings. With its taxi-like body, the vehicle can travel up to 700km/h in the air with its dual-electric engine and clock up to 260km/h on the ground. The car has ultra-lightweight wheels so can land on tarmac, concrete or grass. The design is to seat four passengers including the driver and provides inflight access to advanced data, communications and media system.
Slovakian-born, Aeromobil co-founders Juraj Vaculik and Stefan Klein, have been turning heads since their starting in 2010. They’ve been developing, building and even test-driving (and flying) cars since 2014, making regular flights around their HQ in Europe.
The Aeromobil 5.0 will follow from Aeromobil 4.0’s launch in 2020, so will be expected to be made available in the next 10 to 15 years.
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