Flying machines can become a reality in the near future
Probably many of us flying cars are associated with some sci-fi movie. The latest research in the field of automotive industry show that flying cars may appear in the near future. We are talking about machines VTOL - VTOL. In addition, Volvo is also working on a project "Transition", which is an automobile and the airplane in a single package.
British Rolls Royce company develops personal electric aircraft that may occur by the beginning of 2020
vehicles with vertical takeoff and landing
Rolls-Royce famous company at the moment already established a vertical takeoff and landing technology, which is necessary for the production of modern flying car. The manufacturer claims that the electrification of the engine is an inevitable trend in the market of industrial technologies. As stated by the Aerospace and Rolls Royce, flying cars could become even more environmentally friendly mode of transport than electric.
Flying car can carry up to five passengers at a speed of 250 miles per hour
Flying cars with vertical takeoff and landing will be much greener than their predecessors land, and will be much more efficient to save time by eliminating the need to drive on the roads, avoiding traffic, pedestrians and constantly forming on their caps. Modern cars have successfully proved their energy efficiency on long journeys, but for a trip to a local store such a car would be disadvantageous, as the take-off and landing can consume a considerable amount of energy.
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The company Terrafugia, which specializes in the creation of flying cars, has unveiled the prototype of a flying hybrid electric vehicle that is able to reach speeds of about 100 kilometers per hour. The machine is capable of transforming from plane to car in less than a minute. Upgraded models have a modern design seats, a hybrid electric motor, an improved seat belts and airbags, and rear view camera. In order to improve the safety cars were equipped with parachutes. But it is worth noting that in order to control such unusual at the moment the vehicle, the driver need a pilot's license.
For takeoff and landing flying car is enough area diameter of 30 meters, but do not necessarily have their base
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Currently, the presented models can accommodate only two passengers, but quite the model will be presented soon for four people - TF-X. This model is controlled by a computer and would not need a band for takeoff and landing. TF-X can reach speeds up to 200 miles per hour and cover distances up to 500 miles. Folding wings will have a motor attached to each end, which will allow it to pass easily from a vertical to a horizontal position. Model TF-X will be able to avoid adverse weather conditions and restricted airspace through its computer system. To make full use of their electric vehicles, the owners of the flying electric vehicles will be able to visit the electric charging station to charge the battery or the engine alone.