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World’s First Flying Car is Taking Pre-Orders & Ride-Share Companies Are Taking Notice

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Those that have long awaited an actual flying car won’t have to wait that much longer, apparently. Daydreaming of the Jetson’s high-flying mode of transportation, many in their 40s and 50s will have visions of their future wings, not wheels, develop right before their eyes according to AeroMobil – a flying car company presently working on the development of its first edition of this new type of vehicle for release in 2020.

World’s First Flying Car is Taking Pre-Orders & Ride-Share Companies Are Taking Notice

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Now in the process of taking pre-orders, AeroMobil’s flying car is currently anticipated to retail between $1.3 and $1.7 million. The company unveiled its first edition, two-seater flying car, identifying that it’s a limited edition, with only 500 total units being produced. All pre-orders of the product will ship in 2020, featuring hybrid propulsion, allowing the vehicle to transform from car to plane in less than three minutes. Boasting a top ground speed of 100 and top air speed of 224 miles per hour, the vehicle will have a driving range of 434 miles and flight range of 466 miles (at 75 percent of its top speed.)

World’s First Flying Car is Taking Pre-Orders & Ride-Share Companies Are Taking Notice
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Since AAA might not necessarily be equipped to handle incidents where flying cars are concerned, if the AeroMobil vehicle runs out of fuel or has a breakdown in midflight, onboard safety mechanisms will help glide it back down to solid ground with the assistance of a parachute. And, for typical driving accidents as well as in-air episodes, the product will be equipped with airbags meeting the necessary safety standards. Although the price tag doesn’t necessarily mean that every Tom, Dick, and Harry will be fortunate enough to obtain one, the AeroMobil flying car may become the wave of the future, considering Uber’s interest in the technology, and their announcement that Dallas, Texas, will become the first American city to feature such technology. Ride-share companies are smart to start thinking ahead in an effort to respond to our growing mass transit problems and air pollution issues, however, we’re unsure if this will become a mass-produced mode of Texas transportation anytime soon.

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