AeroMobil 3.0 is the Flying Car You’ve Always Dreamed Of
We have seen a couple of flying car prototypes in the past. The first flying car came out in the 1950s and was called the Aerocar, but it never caught on because people thought it was impractical or lacked adequate performance on the road or in the air. But AeroMobil’s new car has no such issues, and it will bring in the future that the people thought we’d have by now.
Slovakia based AeroMobil has introduced the AeroMobil 3.0, which is the sexiest looking flying car yet. It’s a two-seater impressive feat of engineering that brings together the best of both worlds. The car morphs into a flying position with ease and its looks speak out that it is made up of extremely complex mechanism. It almost feels like unfolding an origami.
We have been sold to the idea of a flying long time back. Our pop culture is rife with references to the future where flying cars are the norm. The best example to cite is ‘Back to the Future II’, where Marty McFly reaches a fictional version of 2015. Now, 2015 is just a couple of months away and there are still no signs of hoverboards yet. But it’s good to see that at least the flying cars are on their way.
The AeroMobil 3.0 can run on roads like a regular car running on gasoline. But once it unfolds its wings, this beautiful piece of engineering can soar at a top speed of 200 km/h. The Rotax 912 engine fixed in the car gives it a range of 700k. The fuel intake of AeroMobil 3.0 is 15 litre per hour, just in case if you were going to ask for its mileage. The car can land on any stretch such as a lawn or a farmland.
A flying car is not just a luxury item, it has practical benefits too. A flying taxi service can help de-clog the heavy traffic we have to deal with in every major city. Handled by professionally trained drivers/pilots (we may have to create a new term now), the cars would be in much safer hands.
There are, though, a lot of facts to consider before we can get out hands on this ultimate piece. First and the foremost are the traffic rules for these cars that need to be put in place. The license to fly the cars should be equal to a pilot’s license. The cars need to be of the highest standards to be allowed to fly. As gravity will be the boss of this new mode of transportation, top notch emergency infrastructure would be required. If these conditions are not met, we’ll end up with a Concorde-like situation; when for the first time, we made a phenomenal leap in transport but had to pull back after one major accident. Unless we get these issues sorted, we would still be years behind ‘Back to the Future’s’ version of 2015.