Back to the Future . . changing the way we get around !
Slovakia – Commuters of the world, rejoice. The long-promised age of the flying car is almost here. Big-name companies around the world are showing honest to goodness flying machines in action, and promising to make them available to the public soon.
Slovakian company AeroMobil’s flying car will begin shipping in 2020. The gas-powered vehicle can be used on the road and in the air, and can fly from London to Paris in one hour. Transition from driving to flight modes takes just three minutes, as wings unfurl like a waking dragonfly, and a rear propeller pops out at the back. This is the vehicle for you if you have access to at least a stretch of road to use as a runway, but want to soar above traffic jams.
A Silicon Valley company backed by Google co-founder Larry Page is working on the Kitty Hawk Flyer, an electric aircraft designed to operate over water and doesn’t require a pilot’s license to fly. The transportation company, Uber, is planning to test a program called Uber Elevate, an on-demand network of vertical-takeoff-and-landing electric air taxis for urban areas, as early as 2020.