There was a time when people moved from one place to the other using horses. And before that they used bicycles. And before that they walked. Can you imagine a world where it took days or weeks to end a journey that nowadays takes just a few hours?

If you don’t believe that, then you’re not ready for the AeroMobil, the flying car.

The current prototype AeroMobil 3.0 includes impressive improvements when compared to the previous prototype AeroMobil 2.5. But what’s the beauty of this car? Its chameleonic figure, for sure. As a car it can be parked in any parking space, it can be fueled with gasoline and can fight the traffic like a normal car. But by the night (or not), this car transforms into a fabulous plane that can be used in airports or on any paved surfaces or grass strips.

The best news is that the project was finalized and it has been tested in real conditions starting with October 2014.

How’s it made?

Photo source: popsci.com
Photo source: popsci.com

The material used is quite advanced and it includes wings, body shell, and wheels. But this is not all. Its producers also plan on including an autopilot function, avionics equipment, and a very interesting parachute deployment system. The current prototype assures its fans that it has a pretty sturdy suspension that can help the AeroMobil take-off and land even when the terrain is not very friendly.

Evolution

The creation of this wonder started in 1990 with AeroMobil 1.0. As you can imagine this was pretty simplistic and it didn’t do much. It was shortly followed by AeroMobil 2.0, AeroMobil 2.5 and AeroMobil 3.0.

It’s true that on the 8th of May 2015, the AeroMobil had a pretty bad day because it crash-landed on a test flight in Slovakia. Luckily, the pilot managed to land safely thanks to the ballistic parachute system which was activated at an altitude of approximately 300 m.

But when talking about a prototype it is absolutely normal for things like these to occur. According to a statement issued by the company right after the accident, “it is necessary to test the prototype in every way possible to establish its limits and to improve on them.”

Now this is a company I could get on board with! Knowing that little setbacks don’t discourage a manufacturer make it more influential and reliable. Are you excited to see this prototype come to life?