For all the people who grew up watching the iconic film ‘Back to the Future’, this piece of news will excite you!
In Slovakia, a vehicle has been developed that can transform itself from a car to an actual airplane within three minutes. It took its first test flight recently where it flew 1500 feet in the air.
A video showing the makings of the appropriately titled ‘Air Car’ is doing the rounds and has gone viral for all the right reasons. It was posted on YouTube by the Slovak company called Klein Vision. In it, a futuristic-looking white car is seen driving down the runway. After some time, it comes to a halt where its wings start to come out from the vehicle. Then, it takes off and soars into the air.
This invention was the brainchild of a professor named Stefan Klein. Developing such a vehicle has its own challenges. Making a car that should be lighter than usual was the task at hand for Klein and his team. For obvious reasons, the car is a two-seater and weighs about 2425 pounds (1099 kg) and can carry around 440 pounds (200kg) of additional load.
It also requires a special runway as well which is around 984 ft for it to take off and land smoothly without any hassle.
Indeed, this invention could be the perfect solution for all our travels. According to the Daily Mail, a famous BOEING expert, Dr. Branko Sarh stated that the ‘Air Car’ has excellent features and is extremely spacious inside the cockpit as well.
The company is all set to put the flight on sale within the next six months. They are already in talks with
Needless to say, the above-posted video has the netizens curious and extremely enthused about the invention. It triggered a meme fest in the comments section about how we have seen it all in 2020. “Very impressive. Finally, a practical flying car that is beautiful. Congratulations Professor Klein and team,” one user said.
“So the meme, ‘in the future, we’ll have flying cars’, is dead,” another user joked.
In all probability, Doc Brown will be having a smile on his face once he sees how his fictional creation is now a reality!