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When you can believe sci-fi movies like "Back to the Future" or "Blade Runner" - or even the animated serial "The Jetsons" - the highway of the future will be above our minds and not under our toes. Now, a truly global enterprise is looking for a car that is fit for futurism and that could fulfil these high expectations.
AeroMobil, a Slovakian company headquartered in Bratislava, presented today its idea for an independent travelling car that could be used as an aerial cab to transport four people within and between city centres - and at the same time offer the possibility of travelling on the road like a car. The AeroMobil 5.0 VTOL renders show a wheel vehicle with two flap -wing rotor blades and a rear-mounted prop.
It would take off and landing vertical like a chopper, while its bikes would allow it to travel on the road to offer a door-to-door passenger experience - or when adverse conditions make it insecure to travel, Vaculik said. Dr. Richard Anderson, Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, asks whether a robust enough aircraft to be used on the floor will be too difficult to bring into the sky with a degree of efficacy.
CEO Tesla Elon Musk has voiced his own concern about airborne automobiles. "You' re still in the auto-pilot, and even if you have superfluous engines and blade redundancy, you' ve gone from the near-zero chances of something dropping on your mind to something bigger," said musk, according to the newsmagazine. According to AeroMobil, the 5.0 VTOL should be introduced within five to seven years, but it is not the only enterprise working on the development of airborne automobiles.
The Terrafugia of Woburn, Massachusetts, is designing a car that can turn from an aeroplane into a car.
Terrafugia, a start-up company for airborne cars, has said it can bring its cars into the air by 2019. "Terrafugia's staff was at the front line of faith in the dream of a car that would fly, and of making it come true and developing the final mobile solutions. "Terrafugia is a very interesting business and we believe that it is perfectly placed to transform what we currently perceive as portability and to initiate the evolution of a new area.