Whenever there is a thought of the future, we have always thought about flying cars. We have heard many stories of flying cars in the movies. Now, believe it or not; finally, it is happening. The common people will soon to able to ride flying cars. A Chennai-based startup called Vinata Aeromobility has brought Asia’s first Hybrid Flying Car.
Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia unveiled the concept for the vehicle. He said in a statement,
“Delighted to have been introduced to the concept model of the soon-to-become Asia’s First Hybrid flying car by the young team of Vinata AeroMobility. Once this takes off, flying cars would be used for transporting people & cargo, as well as for providing medical emergency services.”
Delighted to have been introduced to the concept model of the soon-to-become Asia’s First Hybrid flying car by the young team of VINATA AeroMobility: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia (1/2) pic.twitter.com/Jqtz9gbikk
— ANI (@ANI) September 20, 2021
Yogesh Ramanathan founds a Chennai-based company Vinata Aeromobility. It comprises leading space scientists from ISRO, Dr. A.E. Muthunayagam as their principal advisor. In addition, they have Dawn Zoldi, a retired US Air Force colonel with over 28 years of experience as a UAM (Urban Air Mobility) advisor. If the reports are to be believed, Vinata Aeromobility will be launching the hybrid flying car on October 5th, at the world’s largest Helitech Exhibition – Excel, London.
The Urban Air Mobility Vehicle
The autonomous flying vehicle uses artificial intelligence (AI) to take passengers from one place to another. The vehicle usually looks like a car atop a drone with a quad-copter. The cabin of the hybrid vehicle gets luxurious seating with a panoramic window canopy. It offers a 360-degree view.
The flying car will be capable of vertical takeoff and landing using its coaxial quad-rotor. The weight of a flying car is a total of 1,100 kilograms. It can handle a takeoff weight of 1,300 kilograms. The rotors would be powered using an electric battery. On the roads, the hybrid car will work using biofuel. Talking about speed, it can fly at a speed of 100 to 120 kilometers per hour. The vehicle can carry two passengers simultaneously, with a maximum flight time of 60 minutes at a maximum height of 3,000 feet. Not only this, but a flying car will also get an ejection parachute and airbags inside the cockpit for additional safety.
The future is near, and now anyone can fly over. So what do you guys think about the flying car? Let us know in the comments below.