AeroMobil Flying Car to Take Off in 2017
There was a time when flying cars were only possible in movies or cartoons. However, times have changed and for years we have seen different companies and independent creators trying to build the perfect flying car. AeroMobil is one of those companies who wants to create a practical flying car.
They are already knee-deep into the project and last October, they revealed their third prototype. Now, at SXSW the company is back again to share more about their past, future and the challenges ahead. The company wants to build a commercial flying car and make it available to the public by 2017.
Yes! That’s just two years from now.
AeroMobil CEO Juraj Vaculik and co-founder Stefan Klein want to bring driving from 2D to 3D. Both of these creators feel that road and air-travelers are restricted by some bottlenecks. For example, obviously, traffic jam and lack of infrastructure in some places people wish to visit.
To achieve their goal, the creators will have to overcome a range of hurdles such as finance, regulations, infrastructure for the new flying cars. Another issue is the construction of the car using the right kind of material.
Developers want to make sure the car stays lightweight, while being strong enough to pass Govt. safety regulations. These are daunting tasks which the company claims to achieve in the next two years. As for the cost, AeroMobil thinks the first consumer model will cost at least two hundred thousand Euros.
AeroMobil also claims that they have strong EU support to help them with the funding and Govt. clearance. According to the CEO, landing and taking-off will require 650 feet of space. Moreover, Aeromobil’s flying car can land on grass in addition to paved tracks.
Average consumer may have to wait for the car to reach his parking lot, as the company plans target enthusiasts first. This will help them build a brand and reach a wider audience later on.
The future is highly intriguing, don’t you think?
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