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They’re building a VTOL flying car that’s all electric.

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While movies like Back to the Future 2 already had flying cars in 2015, the truth is we live in 2022 and it’s still a bit of an exploited market niche and it will take a few decades to normalize though countries such as the United States of America and China are already well advanced in this regard.

And now Asia’s largest aircraft company, XPENG AEROHTreleased the latest version of the first Flying car vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL), all electric.

This flying car, called Expeng X3was developedfor both flying and driving on the road, with a smooth blade folding system that allows for a smooth transition from driving to flying“, they said in a statement.

Although this is an Xpeng model similar to the previous one with a horizontal twin rotor, now optimized to fit the new multi-rotor spreading configuration.

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Test flying car successfully completed its maiden flight

To improve flight safety and reliability, they reduced the overall design complexity of the system.

The technology is so advanced that this new test vehicle has already successfully completed its maiden flight.

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Although when driving it works like any automobile normal, everything changes in flight mode, and yet this prototype is piloted with the steering wheel and gear lever on the right.

This is a car with a full range of motion: with its controls you can move forward, backward, turn, rise, swim and descend.

As you saw in the video, its peculiarity is that it can take off and land vertically, which can be done if allowed by laws and regulations.

And the Xpeng X3 is designed to fly over traffic jams, obstacles and rivers to meet a new set of short-haul mobility needs.

However, despite the fact that there are many companies involved in this type of aircrafts that could serve as air taxis in any environment, they will first have to overcome technological and regulatory hurdles before they can become the standard.

Source: Computer Hoy

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