Now tell me why it won’t work.
My answer’s below the quoted text so click on the “continue reading” link.
Built by Slovak pioneering company AeroMobil, the vehicle was first revealed as a concept in 2014, and now a much improved version is almost ready for the world’s richest to take for a spin and purchase if they wish.
CEO Juraj Vaculik claimed the futuristic motor would be available for purchase in 2017.
“By combining aero and car functionality in perfect harmony it heralds a new era in efficient and exciting travel, offering users an unparalleled choice of transport on the road or in the air,” an AeroMobil spokesperson said.
“AeroMobil aims to make personal transportation vastly more efficient and environmentally friendly by allowing significantly faster door-to-door travel for medium distance trips and in areas with limited or missing road infrastructure.”
Apparently “in compliance with the existing regulatory frameworks for both cars and airplanes,” it is almost certain that the operator of such a vehicle would require both a driving and pilot license.
AeroMobil last week announced that it has raised £2.6 million in new funding to help with production.
The company is yet to reveal the price of the unique machine, but if you plan on purchasing one, budget somewhere in the range of A LOT.
Further developments saw the company suggest they were looking to develop an autonomous version of the vehicle.
If successful, it could rival the driverless helicopter currently being developed by E-Volo.
Last month, Italdesign and Airbus revealed their concept of the first modular electric vehicle that can travel on both land and through air.
The two-seater vehicle can be added to two separate electric propelled motors that allow it to either travel on roads or fly.
Dutch company Pal V also designed a concept which is a combination of a car and a helicopter.
The concept is viable. Yes.
But how do you control for fender benders? Small accidents that appear superficial but could damage struts, pumps, actuators, etc…all vital for safe flight?
These things are a liability nightmare. And a lawyer’s wet dream.