Since 1990, Aeromobil has been perfecting its flying car prototype. It unveiled its version 3.0 model back in 2014. Right now, the Slovakian company has revealed an electric edition which allows for vertical takeoffs but still the ability to drive on roads.
The car which is an electric 4-seater aeromobil 5.0 VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing). It markets itself as a flying taxi combining an autonomous flight with driving capability. The concept has two electrically driven rotors allowing it to safely takeoff vertically with the horizontal thrust being provided by an electrically powered rear mounted pusher propeller. They are positioned on the tip of the wings with lift assistance motors further assisting flight performance and quality.
The car would seat four passengers providing similar comfort and user experience as next-generation electric vehicles. Every customer will have access to a personalized in-flight experience, with flight or drive data and advanced communications and media to ensure occupants stay connected while in the air or on the road.
The aeromobil 5.0 VTOL model is expected to follow the roll-out of the aeromobil 4.0 STOL (short takeoff and landing ) which will be available in a limited series to private owners around the world in 2020. All this depends on the progress made in building and scaling the infrastructure of the vehicle, and of course the developments in legal regulations.
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