Since 1990, Aeromobil has been perfecting its flying car prototype, unveiling the company's 3.0 model back in 2014. The Slovakia-based company has revealed an electric edition which allows for vertical takeoffs but still features the ability to drive on the roads.
The electric 4-seater Aeromobil 5.0 VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) markets itself as the flying taxi that combines the autonomous flight with the driving capabilities. The concept features two electrically driven rotors allowing it to safely takeoff vertically with the horizontal thrust being provided by an electrically powered rear mounted pusher propeller. Positioned on the tip of the wings are lift assistance motors that further assists the flight performance and quality.
The Aeromobil flying car will seat four passengers, providing similar comfort and user experience as next-generation electric vehicles. Each occupant will have access to a personalised in-flight experience, with flight or drive data and advanced communications as well as media to ensure occupants stay connected while air born or on the road.
Production of the Aeromobil 5.0 VTOL model is expected to follow the roll-out of the Aeromonil 4.0 STOL (short takeoff and landing) which will be available in a limited series to private owners around the world in 2020.
This depends on the progress made in building and scaling the infrastructure of the flying-vehicle as well as the development of legal regulations.