Commercialization of “flying cars” is in progress around the world

2019-05-20 午後3.09.10

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Commercialization of “flying cars” is in progress around the world

Until now, the only transportation way to fly was “planes and helicopters.” However, from now on, “taxi” is likely to be the time to fly.

In Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2017, a “flying taxi” experiment called “drone taxi” was conducted, or in 2018, an electric vertical takeoff and landing developed by the American Airbus. We are experimenting with the aircraft (eVTOL “Ebitol”) and working on the commercialization of “flying cars.”

What is a flying car?

However, even if it says “flying car,” does it exist? Also, what kind of definition is it? Let’s take a look here.

According to NASA, a flying car is a small airplane that can travel on the ground, and it can be steered with a car driver’s license, and it can travel more than 1300 kilometers at a speed of 240 to 320 kilometers per hour. It is defined as “can drive” and “a car with less than five passengers.” In short, “a vehicle that can reach the destination quickly using the ground and the sky” is defined as a flying car.

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The “flying car” might sound like a dreamy ride, and I think everyone is a genuinely innovative ride.

However, there are also some concerns at the same time.

Utility of “flying car”

I have talked like a dream to this point, but there is also such a question for “flying cars” at the same time.

Traffic problems are solved by self-driving cars.

You can move without spending so much.

It is easy to be influenced by the weather.

Noise problems occur.

Of course, if these problems can be solved, it will be an innovative and excellent vehicle. However, to cite an example of the point of concern, such a large number is a real problem, and it has not been put to practical use yet.

However, even so, the development competition of “flying cars” is intensifying all over the world!

The development competition for “flying cars” is intensifying

The development competition for “flying cars” is intensifying

UBER, a large-order car service company, headquartered in the United States, has jointly researched with NASA and has been the second-largest domestic Chinese private-sector automaker, as the “drone taxi” experiment was conducted in Dubai. Geely (Yely) has acquired “Terrafugia” in the United States and is cutting the line from large companies to venture companies for practical use of “flying cars” in various parts of the world.

Automobile manufacturers are developing not only cars on land but also cars in the air, and more than 15 companies worldwide are now aiming to commercialize “flying cars.” The competition is intensifying every year.

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