Probably, many of us flying cars are associated with some sci-Fi movie. The latest research in the field of automotive industry show that flying cars may appear in the near future. We are talking about machines vertical take-off and landing — VTOL. In addition, Volvo is also working on the project “Transition”, which is a car and plane in one package.
Vehicles with vertical take-off and landing
The famous Rolls-Royce currently has created the technology of vertical take-off and landing, which is necessary for the production of modern flying car. The manufacturer claims that the electrification of engines is an inevitable trend in the market of industrial technologies. According to representatives of the Aerospace and Rolls Royce, flying cars can become even more environmentally friendly mode of transport than electric cars.
Flying vehicles with vertical take-off and landing will be much more environmentally friendly than its ground-based predecessors, and will also be much more efficient to save time by not having drive on the roads, avoiding traffic lights, pedestrians and constantly produced on them tubes. Modern cars successfully prove its efficiency on long journeys, but to travel to the nearest shop so the car will be unprofitable, because takeoff and landing consume significant amount of energy.
The company Terrafugia, which specializiruetsya on the creation of flying cars, has unveiled a prototype flying hybrid electric vehicle, which is capable of speeds of about 100 kilometers per hour. The machine is capable of transforming from plane to car in less than a minute. Upgraded models have a modern design seats, hybrid electric motor, improved seat belts and airbags, and rear view camera. In order to improve the safety of cars equipped with parachutes. But it is worth noting that to manage such an unusual at the moment of the vehicle, the driver will need a pilot’s license.