What constitutes the typical daily travel routine is transforming before our eyes. The innovation race is on, with new mobility ideas regularly hitting the headlines. And there plenty of battles taking place in this space, whether for the best first-and-last-mile solutions; or among those pioneers developing faster, more sustainable, longer journeys.
The flying cars, or personal aerial vehicles (PAV), being pioneered by AeroMobil are certainly a headline grabber – and may soon become a reality. The Slovakian company is developing a range, including an electric four-seater AeroMobil 5.0 VTOL (vertical take-off and landing). It plans to introduce a flying car to the consumer market by 2020.
To advance its ambitions in Asia, AeroMobil this month signed a non-exclusive Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement with Baoneng Motor to explore establishing a workable business model in China.
“AeroMobil is very active in discussing cooperation opportunities in various Asian markets, including China. Our personal aerial vehicle features numerous global patents, latest lightweight technology and is engineered in a way that attracts leading automotive and aviation industry players to seek further collaboration also on future mobility vehicles featuring VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) technology,” – said Patrick Hessel, Chairman of AeroMobil.