The news is going around the world that AirCar has successfully made the first flight between two cities in Slovakia. Small in size and just 2.5 minutes from car to plane, the AirCar could revolutionize the way we travel. The flying car is a prototype that was developed using a BMW engine.

The AirCar prototype needs a runway to take off, unable to rise vertically in the air like drones. After rising, the AirCar can reach a cruising speed of 170km/h. The first successful test flight was completed earlier this week. The flying car has just completed a 35-minute flight test, travelling about 80 kilometres between airports in the cities of Nitra and Bratislava, Slovakia.

The AirCar prototype differs in several ways from other flying cars. Other flying vehicles, technically known as vertical electric take-off and landing vehicles (eVTOLs), are vehicles powered by electric batteries in an attempt to make the transition from fossil fuel-dependent transport to electric transport. An eVTOL vehicle moves more like a helicopter than a plane or flying car, whereas an aircar requires an airport runway to take off and land.

@via Klein Vision.


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