L'auto volante completa un volo di prova di 35 minuti tra le città

Londra (CNN Business)A prototype volare car has completed a test flight between two cities in Slovakia, spesa 35 minuti airborne.

Klein Vision’s AirCar flew between Nitra and the capital Bratislava on Monday, according to a press release published Wednesday.
The AirCar Prototype 1 is powered by a 160 horsepower BMW engine, and comes equipped with a fixed propeller. It transforms from aircraft to road vehicle in less than three minutes.
    It has now completed more than 40 hours of test flights, according to Klein Vision, including flying at 8,200 feet and reaching a maximum cruising speed of 190 kilometers per hour (118 miglia all'ora).
      After landing in Bratislava on Monday, the aircraft transformed into a car, and was driven into the city center by Klein Vision CEO Stefan Klein and company co-founder Anton Zajac.
          AirCar is no longer just a proof of concept,” Zajac said in the press release. “It has turned science fiction into a reality.
          The company is working on a model called AirCar Prototype 2, which will boast a 300 horsepower engine.
          It is expected to be able to cruise at 300 kilometers per hour (186 miglia all'ora) and have a range of 1,000 chilometri (621 miglia).
          Klein Vision plans to develop three- and four-seater models of the AirCar, as well as twin-engine and amphibious versions, secondo il suo sito web.
          A growing number of companies are exploring the potential of flying vehicles despite hurdles including safety and reliability. Flying vehicles would need to operate in crowded airspace, near small drones and traditional airplanes, and also need a regulatory framework, which could take years.
          Uber (UBER) e Hyundai (HYMTF) unveiled plans for an electric flying taxi at last year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Michael Cole, the CEO of Hyundai’s European unit, said on Tuesday that the South Korean automaker is workingvery actively” sul programma.
            Volkswagen (VLKAF) said in February that it is looking into flying vehicles in China. Nel frattempo, Porsche, Daimler (DDAIF) e Toyota (TM) have all backed startups in what is known as the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) industria.
            in agosto 2020, Japanese company Sky Drive Inc. conducted Japan’s first public demonstration of a flying vehicle. The car took off from Toyota Test Field and circled for around four minutes.

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