The first intercity flight of a flying automobile powered by a BMW engine has been completed.
No, you’re not hallucinating. This is a car, and it’s flying along at 118 mph, 8,200 feet above the ground, much above the traffic.
The AirCar has a BMW engine and operates on gasoline, but it also has a rear propeller and three-minute-folding wings for when you’ve had your fill of skydriving. Klein Vision, a Slovakian company, built it, and it performed its first intercity flight this week, covering the 60 miles between Nitra and Bratislava in in 35 minutes.
“It has converted science fiction into a reality,” said Anton Zajac, a co-founder of the company.
According to Hyundai CEO Michael Cole, flying cars could be helping to reduce traffic congestion by the end of the decade. As a result, it may not be long before we all find ourselves on the ultimate roadway.