The first flying car has been given the all-clear to take to the skies by an aviation regulator, according to its German maker. The Terrafugia Transition – which can transform from car to plane and back again in around 30 seconds – has completed a successful test flight in New York State, the company said.
Introducing the Volocopter
The German-built Volocopter is the world’s first. It’s a battery-powered electric multicopter capable of carrying two passengers that can both drive and fly at up to 27 miles per hour. The Volocopter looks sort of like a helicopter with sleek interlocking blades that fold in to make it more compact for driving. While it may look like something out of a sci-fi movie or late-night ad for a ride-sharing service, it’s actually been flying over Dubai since July 25 (and hopefully not into any drones).also check this website
This car is electric and can fly
The vehicle is called an AeroMobil 3.0 and can take off and land using retractable wings. The car can also be driven on roads like any other normal car, according to a statement from Slovakia-based manufacturer Aeromobil. It has a top speed of 93 mph (150 kph) and a range of 526 miles (840 kilometers), Reuters reported. When it’s airborne, it will fly at 106 mph (170 kph). See how it compares to some other flying cars here.
Volocopter Is Part Of A Vision For Sustainable Urban Mobility
The world’s first manned flying car is safe for consumers to use, according to a newly released statement from German aviation regulator Luftfahrtbundesamt (LBA). The Volocopter VC200 was developed by a team of engineers at Germany-based E-Volo. However, before regulators will allow people to take flight in one of these futuristic vehicles it has to undergo extensive testing—something that’s currently underway. A spokesperson for LBA told Reuters today that they have been monitoring test flights and are satisfied with what they’ve seen so far.
It Can Fly At 65 miles per hour
The world’s first flying car can now legally be driven on U.S. roadways following an exemption from aviation authorities. The Terrafugia Transition flew at up to 65 miles per hour during a test flight in January and is expected to go on sale in late 2013 or early 2014.
5 things to know about Volocopter before you buy it
– The vehicle is capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). – It has 18 propellers that use electricity to create thrust. – It can fly for about one hour before it needs to be recharged. – The vehicles have three different levels of automation: manual, semi-automatic, and fully automatic.