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No more traffic jam: This FLYING car may be the solution to your road woes

November 4, 2013

Up, Up and away: The AeroMobil 2.5 has a top speed of 124mph when it is airborne and can accommodate two passengers.

An incredible flying car has been developed to let drivers skip traffic jams and take to the skies.

The vehicle can be driven on normal roads as well as being flown as a two-seater airplane, as it is able take off and land at any airport, ‘opening the door to real door-to-door travel,’ according to a Slovakian company.

Named the AeroMobil 2.5, the hybrid invention was unveiled at AeroTech, an airshow exhibition held in Montreal.

The vehicle has a maximum speed of 99mph when driven as a car, but in airplane mode can soar through the skies at 124mph.

The prototype is part of an ongoing project by the AeroMobil Team led by co-founders Stefan Klein and Jurak Vaculik, who are based in Bratislava, in Slokavia.

Built from light-weight steel framework and carbon coating, when converted into a plane, the vehicle measures 8.2m wide and 6m long to accommodate two people. When the wings are stowed (pictured) it measures 1.6m wide

Roadworthy: The vehicle can be driven on normal roads as well as being flown as a two-seater airplane, as it is able take off and land at any airport, ‘opening the door to real door-to-door travel’ according to the Slovakian company. Stefan Klein, co-founder of the company, is pictured sitting in the vehicle
 
Tatiana Veber, AeroMobil spokesman said: ‘We have been developing the concept of a flying car since 1990.

‘Our first model looked quite bizarre and it would have problems in the regular use.

‘That was a signal to improve the concept of the flying car in a way to become an integral part of the regular road traffic.

‘We got a positive feedback from several experts in avionics, which appreciated design and the technical solution of the process of transformation.

Here, it is possible to see how much the car’s wings look like those of a conventional small airplane. They fold up to allow the vehicle to be driven like a normal car on the road
The flying car is powered by a large propeller at its rear. The company has been working on the concept to try and develop a vehicle that could become an ‘integral part’ of the regular ways that people travel
  Daily Mail

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