Where we’re going, we don’t need roads, the iconic line from 1980s Hollywood blockbuster Back to the Future, could become the tagline for the future of domestic travel.
Inventor Doc Brown’s words would certainly work well in an advert featuring the range of flying cars Slovakia’s AeroMobil plans to bring to market in 2023.
Innovators Magazine first ran a story on AeroMobil in 2017, when the disruptive startup attracted investment from InfraPartners Management (IPM) to support its expansion into Asia. Since then the company has been designing models it believes offer the types of ‘personal air transport’ solutions that can ease congestion problems in cities worldwide.
This week, AeroMobil is showcasing what it calls the world’s first flying art car, in Miami, as part of Art Basel Miami at TheArsenale, in the city’s design district.
“Never before in history have the lines between art, automotive, and aeronautics been so aesthetically blurred,” said Patrick Hessel, CEO of AeroMobil. “Part visual art, part performance art, the AeroMobil flying art car is the celebration of a movement that transcends time, space, and ordinary descriptors. I am proud the AeroMobil finally arrived in the US during Art Basel Miami.”
The car will be on display in Miami throughout December – register to see it up close.
Last month we also reported that a number of companies are testing out their electric air taxi models, as the future of short-distance Urban Air Mobility (UAM) travel prepares for takeoff.