Today Juraj Vaculik and Stefan Klein, of Slovakian company AeroMobil unveiled a prototype of a fully-functional flying car at a technology festival in Vienna. The six-metre-long AeroMobil 3.0 is made of steel and carbon and is said to have a flight range of 544 miles with a top ground speed of 124mph. Juraj and Stefan say it is the most advanced flying car and that they successfully conducted a test-flight and expect the vehicle to comply with European regulations on cars and light aircraft
The company identified three possible target markets for their product: commuters working in a range of two hundred kilometers or so from their home, business people that don’t want to spend too much time waiting in queue for check-in in airports and, most important, residents in nations with little or no infrastructure for planes.
Two hundred meters for take off and about fifty for landing, is all that this flying car needs to operate, no need of long landing fields or other amenities. It is believed that other manufacturers will be following suit with their own prototypes. Well it’s great news for the advancement of technology, and in particular how we travel from place to place, but how does it fare with environmentalists, especially as the sky is probably one of the few places that is not contaminated by human presence. Noise pollution, not to mention the risk of collisions will have to be dealt with.
Here is the video of the new AeroMobil. Do let us know your thoughts.