There’s nothing worse than sitting in a traffic jam with only the radio and the sound of car horns to keep you company.
Well, traffic could soon be a thing of the past as a company has claimed their ‘world’s first flying car’ will be able to - literally - fly you out of crowded situations. Check out the futuristic vehicle here:
California-based company Alef Aeronautics claim the Model A uses the existing urban infrastructure for driving and parking, except it can fly.
The brand plan to make their first deliveries in the fourth quarter of 2025 - just three years away - and state that their model is the only one able to both drive on roads and vertically take-off, almost like a helicopter.
The Model A is described as a ‘solution to the issues of modern congestion’ and has a driving range of 200 miles and a flight range of 110 miles.
But if you want to be one of the first to snap up one of these incredible vehicles, you’d better get in quick as pre-sale beganon 19 October, with £135 to be in the regular queue for the car, or £1345 to be in the priority queue deposit.
Alef CEO Jim Dukhovny said: "The Alef Model is a modern solution for both urban and rural transportation needs in the 21st century because it is the fastest and most convenient transport ever created from the point of origin to the final destination.
"By enabling consumers to choose driving or flying mode, the Alef flying car allows the optimal path depending on road conditions, weather and infrastructure."
Alef says they have been (bravely) test-driving and flying a full-size prototype since 2019.
They explained: "It has a distributed electric propulsion system, no exposed propellers, extensive software flight stabilisation and safety system, elevon stabilisation system, and all-wheel driving.
"Key safety components include triple to octuple redundancy of all key components, real-time thousand point diagnostics, pre-flight reject start diagnostics, obstacle detection and avoidance among others."
The company have been working on the flying car since 2015, with the founding team of Constantine Kisly, Pavel Markin, Oleg Petrov and Jim Dukhovny having over 70 years of experience in engineering and technology development under their belt.
Alef also have further models in the works, including a four-person sedan, Alef Model Z, scheduled for introduction in 2035 priced at £31k.
This model will be capable of flying over 300 miles with a driving range of more than 220 miles before the need to refuel.
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