Flying cars is one of the most common appealing things in our imagination whenever we think about the future world. They are immensely attractive and supposed to be one of the embodiments of advancements in technology. Several companies and start-ups have been working towards these aviating vehicles, which is a global sensation, and an Indian company might be able to make this dream true.
Instead of hustling between unending traffic, Indians may soon experience hassle-free travel to their destinations in cities instead of hustling between unending traffic through hybrid flying cars.
VINATA AeroMobility, a Chennai-based company, is ready to introduce Asia’s first autonomous hybrid-electric flying car on 5 October and at the world’s largest Helitech Exhibition – Excel, in London.
Yogesh Ramanathan founded VINATA AeroMobility and the principal advisor is Dr.A.E Muthunayagam. Dawn Zoldi, a retired US Air Force colonel, is also on the team as an Urban Air Mobility advisor with 28 years of experience. It involves the leading space scientists from ISRO.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia had confirmed in his tweet on Monday that he met with the young team of Vinata AeroMobility and was introduced to the concept model of hybrid flying cars. It seems India will soon probably witness the establishment of flying cars.
The civil aviation minister revealed that once this model would turn into reality, a hybrid flying vehicle would soon be used to offer medical emergency services and transport people and cargo.
VINATA Aeromobility announces that their completely autonomous hybrid-electric VTOL vehicle will be able to accommodate two passengers. It has a visually appealing exterior and robotic digital instrument panels feature that has a GPS tracker and entertainment onboard to make the experience of the car flying and driving more luxurious, comfortable, and hassle-free. It has a panoramic window canopy that provides a 300-degree view.
It will be powered by a co-axial quad-rotor system that is fueled by eight BLDC motors that come with equal numbers of fixed pitch propellers. VINATA AeroMobility claims about the safety of the vehicle that in case one rotor of the hybrid flying vehicle stops, the other working motors can land the aircraft safely without any calamities. Biofuel will use for powering the motors of flying cars.
According to the VINATA AeroMobility, the hybrid electric vehicle can fly up to the maximum height of 3000 ft from ground level, can take off with a maximum weight of 1,300 kgs. In spite of being an electric hybrid car, the company boast of a flying time of up to it can fly up to 60 minutes with the top speed of 120 kmph or a range of 100 kilometers without refueling.
With increasingly congested road traffic in the cities, the sky is the only alternative route for commuting; urban transportation experts have advised such possibilities. In addition to more benefits to the model, the company explained that the flying vehicle could fly in the sky and run on roads, providing more convenience for the transportation sector. Ride-sharing platforms like Uber have been planning to unveil a flying car fleet within a short time and fewer traffic jams on the roads.
Amid the conventional auto giants, the South Korean automaker Hyundai (the South Korean automaker) has also revealed such a similar concept where flying cars would be used for city commuting.
Isn’t it fascinating? The idea of a future world where we can easily travel through personal flying vehicles.