If all goes according to plan, the extraordinary vehicle could be on the market as early as 2028. According to eVTOL.com, UK-based startup Bellwether Industries has successfully completed the first test flights of its two-seat Volar prototype aircraft in Dubai.
Jet-powered ambulances, border patrols in flying cars and city workers commuting by drone – all of this may seem sci-fi today – but these ideas are part of the development plan for advanced aerial mobility (AAM), a market expected to be worth $17 billion by 2025.
The Renault 4’s anniversary year is coming to an end, but the ideas for the 60-year-old car just keep coming. This time they’ve made a flying car out of it. Recently, a Renault 4 was turned into a mobile studio: the semi-transparent car was a light air of lightness. The ominous black paintwork of the conversion on show doesn’t even hint of that airy freedom, but it’s all the more airy now: this car can fly, at least in principle.
SkyDrive’s eight-rotor machine could revolutionise passenger transport in crowded cities in a few years. There is no universally accepted definition of a flying car, but it is almost universally accepted that these vehicles are characterised by electric propulsion, a fully autonomous autopilot and the ability to take off and land vertically.
You’d think that airships were a thing of the past, but now we’re going to show you why these huge aircraft are making a comeback. There are few things more frustrating than sitting in traffic. But there’s a growing demand in the tech space to make flying cars like the 60s cartoon ‘The Jetsons’ a reality.
Xpeng Motors is not only aiming to take Tesla’s laurels, but also to launch a flying car by 2024. It is no longer too bold to assume that urban transport will change radically in the coming decades, with the emergence of self-driving cars and the equally important role of air taxis, which are now being developed by countless companies around the world.