Hyundai will build a flying car in the UKJanuary 28, 2021
The company, which develops aviation infrastructure for electric and autonomous aircraft, has received support from the UK government and Hyundai.
Flying cars may soon become a reality: the UK government has provided financial support to a company that develops aviation infrastructure for electric and autonomous aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities. As part of the Air-One project, the Coventry-based UK firm Urban Air Port will establish the world’s first fully operational center for electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft such as cargo drones and flying taxis later this year. The broader goal of the company is to provide zero-emission air travel and travel.
The city’s airport was selected through the government’s Future Flight Challenge, which earned it the right to receive a £ 1.2 million grant.
The firm is already a priority infrastructure partner for the Hyundai Motor Group’s urban air mobility division. The Korean brand supports Air-One and intends to build its own electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, which it wants to commercialize by 2028.
Over the next five years, Urban Air Port plans to develop over 200 facilities. Each will be 60% smaller than a traditional zero-carbon heliport and completely disconnected from the grid. The sites, which can be built in “a matter of days”, will also be useful in emergencies, with the ability to rapidly deploy drones and aircraft to transport cargo, equipment or people.
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