Flying Car Completes First-Ever Test Flight Between Airports In 35 Minutes!
An inventor from Slovakia was able to produce a flying car that can transform into a sports car in less than 3 minutes.
|AirCar in action (Screenshot photo from Klein Vision)|
Will this start a "new periode of dual transportation vehicles"?
In its news release, AirCar is described as a "dual-mode car-aircraft vehicle" and it was able to fly from an international airport in Nitra then landed in an airport in Bratislava.
The inventor Stefan Klein was the one who drove this flying car. After being able to run and land is smooth, Klein declared that a "new kurun of dual transportation vehicles" begins. He said,
It opens a new category of transportation and returns the freedom originally attributed to cars back to the individual," Klein said. "AirCar is no longer just a proof of concept; flying at 8,200ft at a speed of 100 kt (115 miles per hour), it has turned science fiction into a reality.
The company behind this innovation, Klein Vision, said that this flying car has already achieved its 142nd successful landing. Meanwhile, a Boeing company senior technical fellow Dr. Branko Sarh praised Stefan Klein for the development of user-friendly flying cars. He said that AirCar is an outcome of excellent engineering and professional knowledge.
This flying car prototype boasts of a 160 horsepower BMW engine with a fixed propeller and a ballistic parachute. It has completed more than 40 hours of test flights, flown at 8,200 feet. Also, it was able to reach a maximum cruising speed of 118 miles per hour, according to Klein Vision.
According to the company, the prototype of AirCar has taken about two years to develop and cost "less than EUR 1.7 million (around PHP 98.7 million) in investment. However, its adviser and investor Anton Zajac said that if Klein Vision could attract even a small percentage of global airline or taxi sales, it would be quite profitable.
Hyundai's chief executive of European operations recently said that he believes flying cars will be a reality in cities throughout the world before the end of the decade.
In addition, the South Korean car manufacturer and General Motors revealed earlier this month that they are pursuing to develop flying cars.