Drivers will need a flying license to operate the vehicle in flight mode. Customers can expect deliveries starting from 2020.
In what could be a significant breakthrough, a Slovakia-based company has unveiled a commercial design for a flying car with a price tag of more than $1 million, saying it was ready for pre-orders with expected date deliveries beginning from 2020.
AeroMobil has disclosed that its teardrop-shaped AeroMobil Flying Car, which was showcased at the Top Marques Monaco, could go on the road and switch to a flight mode in less than 3 minutes.
The car’s wings are folded away while in drive mode, and swings out when put on flight mode.
AeroMobil said it aims to manufacture upto 500 units of its first commercially available edition, which will have price tags ranging from $1.29 million to $1.61 million (1.2 million to 1.5 million euros).
To fly the car, drivers will require an airfield or an approved place to take off and land as well as pilot licenses said Stefan Vadocz, AeroMobil’s Chief Communications Officer.
The car will be compliant with air and road safety regulations with delieveries expected to start by 2020, said AeroMobil.
However, before flying cars become a mainstream feature, they will have to overcome a host of flight safety issues to allay consumer concerns.
Governments across the globe are already studying ways and means to regulate driverless cars and drone to ensure future vehicles are confined within safe corridors and are not being an impediment to city planners.