Just recently, AeroMobil presented a new prototype of its futuristic flying car with significant improvements and upgrades. Certified by the Slovak Federation of Ultra-Light Flying, the vehicle is now part of a regular flight-testing program.
The latest version of the prototype will be displayed in Brussels as a part of the Slovak visual presentation during the Slovak presidency of the Council of the EU.
The integrated flying and road vehicle, created by the Bratislava-based company, was previously unveiled and tested in 2014 and 2015. Brought to life as a concept in 1989 by Slovak designer Štefan Klein, today's AeroMobil 3.0 is the latest physical prototype in the line of several new experimental prototypes that the company is currently researching and developing with the support of support of the Slovak government.
According to the team of engineers working on AeroMobil, "the category of vehicles which is often referred as a flying car or a personal aerial vehicle will be a natural extension to the set of cars, airplanes and helicopters we use today. The level of technology available - carbon fibre, lightweight materials or power density of the new engines - allows to design and develop an entirely new type of vehicle." The vehicle could in the future be used by regular or super-commuters, passengers on medium distances, island hoppers, first response services, law enforcement and regions with poor road infrastructures.
Juraj Vaculik, co-founder and CEO of AeroMobil said: "Our company has a robust and detailed project timing which should enable us to commercialise AeroMobil in 2017. The current two-seater flying roadster will be our first product in series of innovative vehicles. It is planned that the technologies and innovations that form the basis of the AeroMobil flying roadster will support a family of products in future, allowing the move into high volumes of production."
AeroMobil 3.0 will be displayed inside the Justus Lipsius building during the workdays from 7.7. to 1.8.2016.