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Would You Feel Safe Riding in a Flying Car?

Would You Feel Safe Riding in a Flying Car?

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This week, the world’s first passenger flight in a flying car took place in Slovakia, marking yet another milestone for KleinVision’s hybrid vehicle, the AirCar. French music legend Jean-Michel Jarre, a known tech enthusiast, had the privilege of experiencing this mind-blowing innovation, describing the airborne journey as an “amazing experience.”

Developed by Professor Stefan Klein and Anton Zajac, the AirCar has been turning heads with its ability to transform from a sports car to an airplane in mere minutes. Its list of feats includes more than 200 successful takeoffs and landings and the distinction of being the first flying car to complete an intercity flight.

The AirCar, a 1,000kg two-seat dual-mode prototype, boasts foldable wings and a propeller, requiring just 300m of runway to ascend. Capable of reaching speeds up to 120mph and heights of 8,000 feet, it currently runs on a 1.6L BMW engine, although plans to transition to electric power are on the horizon.

Zajac envisions the AirCar on the market within a year, a bold claim in light of the Slovakian government’s Future of Flight action plan forecasting flying taxis by 2030. However, ambitious as it may seem, owning and operating this high-tech vehicle won’t be as simple as buying a new family car. Potential pilots will need both a driver’s license and a pilot’s license, plus a specialized flying course.

The question remains: Would you feel safe soaring above congested roads in your own flying car? The “commute of the future” might be closer than we think.

What do you think? Let us know by participating in our poll, or join the discussion in the comment section below!


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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. John Miller

    May 3, 2024 at 8:30 am

    And you might think traffic jams on the ground are bad!

    • Jim Tierney

      May 3, 2024 at 7:16 pm

      The thought excites me. Sure would love to give it a try. Only one way to find out. JFT

  2. Millicent Moritz

    May 3, 2024 at 1:34 pm

    I’m going to see “History of the Future” before I make any decision on flying cars. I can’t imagine how much education would be needed for me to pilot, let alone ride with an “expert” on my first experience in a ‘flying auto’. MM

  3. John L Tansky Sr

    May 3, 2024 at 1:51 pm

    License to drive and fly? where do you land and how do you get to work? Like EV’s the people are not ready for this innovation Too much tech too soon.

  4. Jerry C.

    May 3, 2024 at 7:20 pm

    People can’t stay in their own lane while driving and now you wanna let them fly!?!

  5. Don

    May 4, 2024 at 9:45 am

    Not built by today’s manufacturers.

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