Speaking at 2015 SXSW (South by Southwest) in the U.S., AeroMobil CEO Juraj Vaculik said that he hopes to release the first flying car by 2017, says a report from The Verge. The Slovakia-based private company was established in 2010 and grew its popularity to a whole new level with its successful development and testing of the first prototype flying car.
The testing of the prototype flying car in real life conditions began in October 2014. In November 2014, the company said that the latest prototype is very close to the production model.
The price of the flying car, at-least initially, will be in hundred thousands of Euro, suggests the report. As per the company’s website, the flying car would hopefully be available to order in 2016. SXSW is the perfect place to reveal stunning innovations and ideas for the same.
Taking advantage of this fact, the CEO announced that the company wants to introduce a four-seater autonomous flying car, says the report. The self-driving/self-flying car still remains in a distant future though; as of now, the first priority of the company is market launch of the manual flying car. To steer the progress in the right direction Dean Kamen is said to be joining the board of advisors of AeroMobil, adds the report.
[Source: The Verge]