Hyundai plans to take off before the rest

Hyundai plans to take off before the rest

September 24, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Back in June of this year, the Korean authorities announced the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) urban flying car project, under which both the transport itself and helicopters – airports for UAM cars – are being created.

Four corporations are involved in the project, such as Hyundai, Incheon International Airport Corp (IIAC), Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co and KT Corp. Note that they decided to change their plans, and now the start date of commercial flights of the first flying cars has been postponed to an earlier date – 2028.

As part of the new project, Hyundai will develop UAM, in turn, IIAC will develop infrastructure and study the possibility of using new cars as route vehicles. The helicopters will be built by Hyundai Construction. Speaking of KT Corp., employees of this corporation are responsible for communicating flying cars with each other.

Recall that at the beginning of this year, Hyundai demonstrated the S-A1 flying taxi, which is a vertical takeoff aircraft designed for four passengers. The maximum speed of the aircraft will be 290 km / h, the declared flight altitude is 600 meters, and the range is 100 meters. As for the timing of the launch of serial production, they have not yet been named.

In addition, it was recently noted that the South Korean company Hyundai is planning to develop a large pickup truck. It should be emphasized that this information was shared by the head of the global design department of Hyundai Sang Yup Lee.