The French company Maca Flight promises series production of the aircraft with artificial intelligence by 2023. All the signs are that we are getting closer and closer to the age of flying cars, with one company after another emerging to bring this characteristic element of science fiction closer to reality.
There seems to be no category that Bruno Senna can’t compete in, as the Brazilian has announced that he will be the driver of one of the world’s first electric flying cars after joining Airspeeder!
Although the idea of marrying the two modes of transport was first mooted at the dawn of car and plane manufacturing, more than 100 years of development and experimentation have not brought success. We show you what kind of flying car you could buy today if you wanted to, and find out whether we could use one at home.
The AirCar received its airworthiness certificate from the Slovak Transport Authority last Wednesday, and the prototype will soon be followed by the production version.
The Slovakian-built experimental vehicle AirCar has obtained the necessary certification to fly. The amphibious vehicle, powered by a petrol-powered BMW engine, can reach speeds of up to 160 kilometres per hour and a flight altitude of over 2,500 metres, reports the BBC. Before take-off, the vehicle switches to flight mode, which lasts 2 minutes 15 seconds.
All production capacity has been filled and Jetson Aero will only take delivery in 2023. Most of the customers for the first model were from California, but there were also Italian and Spanish customers. The Jetson ONE is priced at $92,000.