Flying cars are no more a wishful dream as Slovakian startup KlienVision acquires the green signal for its cutting edge air vehicle, the AirCar. By Yagnoseni Das
The possibility of a future where the sky is filled with flying cars is here. The capacity of hitting speed mark over 100 mph (160 km/hr) and reaching altitudes above 8,000 feet (2,500 metres) has just been certified as airworthy by the Slovak Transport Authority, confirmed KleinVision in their press release.
Here’s one of the first visuals of KlienVision’s flying car
According to the press release, the dual-mode-car-aircraft vehicle, also officially named AirCar takes less than 3 minutes to transform from its road-going setup to being ready for airborne. But the green light was not passed before going through 70 hours of flight testing. The success rate is more than 200 takeoffs and landings.
“AirCar certification opens the door for mass production of very efficient flying cars. It is official and the final confirmation of our ability to change mid-distance travel forever,” said Professor Stefan Klein, the inventor and leader of the development team and the test pilot.
According to the press release, more than 100,000 hours was spent on designing, modelling and testing the two seated futuristic vehicle which weights about 1000 kg.
“50 years ago, the car was the epitome of freedom,” says Anton Zajac, the project co-founder. “AirCar expands those frontiers, by taking us into the next dimension; where road meets sky,” he further adds.