It may not be quite like the Jetsons, but for over a million dollars you too can soon fly around in a car. A Slovakian company called AeroMobil unveiled yesterday its version of a flying car, a light-framed plane whose wings can fold back, like an insect, and is boosted by a hybrid engine and rear propeller; you’ll need a pilot’s license to use it in the air. Among the big questions is how to control the air traffic, if there are hundreds of such vehicles zipping through the air. The AeroMobil has a driving range of about 100 kms and a top speed of 160 kph. When flying, its maximum cruising range is 750 kms (466 miles), and it takes about three minutes for the car to transform into a plane. Thinking of buying? It’ll be available to pre-order as soon as this year but may not be for everyone…the price tag will be between $1.3 million to $1.6 million.
(Source: Milos Krivokapic And Angela Charlton, Associated Press; Image Courtesy of businessinsider.com)