A “new era of dual-transportation” has been hailed after a flying car successfully completed a 35-minute inter-city flight in eastern Europe earlier this week.
The dual-mode car-aircraft vehicle — designed and created by Slovakian tech company Klein Vision — has been named the AirCar, and after almost 40 hours of test flights across the last few years completed the short journey from Nitra to Bratislava.
Boasting wings that fold away in less than three minutes and a propeller at the rear, the AirCar runs on regular fuel and is equipped with a 160bhp BMW engine, plus its stability and controllability makes it accessible to any pilot.
While this is only a pre-production model, AirCar creators have said the current model is capable of cruising at around 186mph and can fly up to 600 miles in one single journey.
“With AirCar you will arrive at your destination without the hassle of getting a ride to airport and passing through commercial security,” explained Anton Zajac, Klein Vision’s co-founder, investor and pilot. “You can drive your AirCar to the golf course, the office, the mall or your hotel and park it in a normal parking space”.
You can watch the successful AirCar flight above, and find out more information on the Klein Vision website.
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