You Could Pre-order This Flying Car Later This Year
Meet George Jetson.
A Slovakian startup is bringing us all into a Jetsons-aged future later this year.
AeroMobil will introduce the long-awaited world’s first commercially-available flying car at the Top Marques Monaco, a supercar show on April 20.
The car “is completely integrated aircraft as well as a fully functioning four-wheeled car, powered by hybrid propulsion,” according to the company. Judging from images released by AeroMobil, the car will look like a sleek luxury sports car while on the ground. When it is ready for take off, wings will pop out of the side and expose a tail and propeller.
Beyond that, not a whole lot is known about the new car — AeroMobil will not reveal any more information until the show in Monaco. According to Huffington Post, flights in the car will begin in June.
However, this is not the startup’s first foray into into flying cars. In 2014, the company released a vehicle called the AeroMobil 3.0. That flying car ran on regular gasoline (from the gas station) and could reach speeds up to 124 miles per hour.
In terms of regulations, Aeromobil says that the vehicle “in compliance with the existing regulatory frameworks for both cars and airplanes.”
But according to AeroMobil, the potential uses of flying cars are much more practical than just having the latest technology.
“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,” the company said in a statement.
AeroMobil's car will be available for pre-order later this year, according to Mashable, although that doesn’t provide any timeframe for when we could actually see them in action. It will be on display at Grimaldi Forum, Monaco from April 20-23, 2017.