AeroMobil's flying car set to become reality later this year - for less than Rs 10 crores (video)
AeroMobil, a Slovakian company, unveiled its prototype of the first real flying car on Thursday. What’s more, the car is not a distant dream, but can be pre-ordered as soon as later this year.
There are a few catches though.
Firstly, as can be guessed, the vehicle is prohibitively expensive. Only people who have around 1.2-1.5 million euros that is 8.3-10.3 crores in Indian rupees to spare can get hold of one.
Also, to zip off from the road and fly the car in the air, like the Jetsons of our childhood dreams, a pilot’s license is a must.
The car has a decent driving range of 100 kilometres on the road. Made from a light weight steel framework and carbon coating, the vehicle can accommodate two people when converted to a flight and can cover just under 700 kilometres in air on a tank of petrol.
Though the concept can sound riveting, experts warn that this car-cum-plane would not become the norm, at least in the foreseeable future. One reason is that there is no mechanism to control anything apart from traditional aircrafts till now.
AeroMobil’s arch rival Pal-V Liberty is also working on a prototype that will be much affordable at half the cos, but its launch date has not been disclosed yet.
AeroMobil's flying car set to become reality (video)