Last year, AeroMobil unveiled its latest prototype of an elongated, road-ready vehicle with folding wings. This vehicle could navigate both city traffic and the airspace. In theory, you would drive the “car” to an airport in which you would take off. Once you land, you can continue on driving it. This week at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, Co-Founder and CEO Juraj Vaculik said that the company planned to move flying cars to market sooner than later.
Vaculik said that he expects the vehicle to initially appeal to luxury car fans and flight enthusiasts. It will have a price tag that also in between the latest offerings from Tesla Motors and a small plane of a “couple hundred thousand dollars.” The first available model is expected to seat two people with a 435 mile range. The take off speed is 81 miles per hour and a top air speed at around 124 miles per hour and will feature an autopilot function.
So what do you think? I know when I think of flying car, I am thinking more of Back to the Future instead of a car with wings. I think this is an interesting idea, but until cars can take off vertically, I think demand is going to be rather low.