This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. You can now order the first edition of the AeroMobil flying car. The Slovakia-based startup, AeroMobil, managed to keep its promise and deliver the first flying car. The company unveiled the car in Monaco on 20 April. The startup announced that they will deliver their first flying car in 2017 and they managed to do so.
Despite the fact that they revealed their car, you can only pre-order it now. The cars are going to arrive at their owners in 2020. Although you have to wait more than 3 years to use this vehicle, it is worth the wait. AeroMobil mentioned that their car is able to switch from car mode to flying mode in less than 3 minutes.
AeroMobil managed to design a safe vehicle. For emergency landing, the company added a parachute. This is a great feature for those who like the thrill of a flying car but fear that it is not safe enough. AeroMobil did not create a car for every budget. This flying car is going to cost around $1.3 million.
The car-plane can reach 100 mph on the ground and it goes to 224 mph in flying mode. Airbags are an important feature for every car and for this car they were designed to resist to airborne crashes. In order to use this car, you’ll have to own a pilot’s license. You won’t be able to preorder the car and use it with your normal driver’s license.
Despite the fact that many companies are designing their own flying cars, they need to find a way to sell them to the customers. Even though the technology is here, people are not used to flying cars and some might not find them as useful as labeled. This is why every company that designs this type of vehicle needs to find a way to sell it.
Tech experts mentioned that these cars are interesting but they won’t become a mass market in the next few years. People still need to get used to the idea that technology is evolving day by day. Now, we’ll just have to wait and see how many people decide to pre-order this flying car from AeroMobil.
What is your opinion about this car? Do you find it useful?
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