Cezeri or the very first flying car in TurkeyAugust 21, 2019
The manufacturer from Turkey introduced the country’s first flying car, and it is expected that it will be officially shown at the aviation, space and technology fair in Istanbul.
Like many others, the “flying car” in question is not really 100 percent a flying car — it is a vertical takeoff and landing vehicle with a seat for one passenger. Specialists from Bayker Makina worked on the machine, and they named their project Cezeri, a name inspired by the famous Muslim engineer Al-Jazari, who lived between 1136 and 1206.
Bayker’s technical director is Selcuk Bayraktar, the son-in-law of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and it was Mr. Bayraktar who first shared the images of the car on Twitter.
According to local media, Baykar is one of Turkey’s leading defense and technology companies with experience in developing and manufacturing various unmanned aerial vehicles.
Baykar has no details about plans to create a flying car yet, but we suspect that it is planned to launch the car in mass production after completion of real tests.
The car is equipped with four huge, quadrocopter-like blades, which are located above a small passenger compartment with one seat, which is surrounded by glass. There are no signs of any controls that should be used by the passenger, which suggests that the Turkish Cezeri was designed to be a fully autonomous vehicle. If it is launched into mass production, it will most likely be sold to private customers or, more likely, to be part of the fleet of autonomous aircraft that can be used at racing events.
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