Aska Concept’s hybrid flying car takes off and lands like a helicopterJune 14, 2019
The guys from the American-Israeli startup NFT created a prototype machine that can take off like a helicopter. According to the developers, the novelty will also receive an autopilot, which will control the vehicle both on the ground and in the air.
Flying cars are not something new in the modern automotive industry – the very first developments belong to the first decades of the last century, and even the legendary person — Ford founder Henry Ford — participated in a similar project in the mid-1920s. Recently, companies such as AeroMobil and Terrafugia have made significant progress in developing such transport. But most, if not all, previous projects required an airstrike / runway.
Get to know Aska, the flying car developed by the American-Israeli startup NFT (short for Next Future Transportation). In fact, the car is classified as an eVTOL vehicle, which means it is electric and has the possibility of a vertical take-off / landing.
In fact, it can be driven like a regular car with wings folded back or used as a small private plane with vertical takeoff and landing, like a helicopter. When the wings are opened, they open 10 channel fans, two more hide in the back of the car and two more are built into the wings.
The vehicle is powered by a large battery, as well as a gasoline engine, which together provides a flight range of approximately 563 km. The cabin can accommodate up to three passengers, and the original plan provides for the creation of an intelligent autonomous system for navigating and controlling the vehicle on the road and in the air. If and when Aska reaches mass production, it is expected that its initial price will be about $ 200,000, but the company behind it also works on a subscription service with monthly payments ranging from $ 200 to $ 300.
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