It seems that the flying cars are announced every month, and the last one is the concept of AeroMobil 5.0 VTOL (vertical take-off and landing).
Designed to complement the AeroMobil 4.0 STOL, intended for intraurban travel, 5.0 VTOL is an electric vehicle that is supposed to have a four-seater cabin and an autonomous flight mode.
Looks long and smooth, 5.0 VTOL has two electric-powered rotors that are mounted on the wings that swing into place. The concept is also equipped with a propeller pusher rear suspension for direct travel.
AeroMobil says that the wings provide “maximum flight efficiency”, while the two rear tails offer improved control and stability of flight. The concept also provides an adaptive suspension to ensure smooth landings and take-offs.
Futuristic style continues in the interior, as the flight car has a relatively stern cockpit with a rectangular steering wheel, wood trim and an assortment of high-tech displays. AeroMobil says that everyone will have access to a “personalized flight experience” because they can use one of the different model screens to stay in touch with the outside world.
Despite the concept, AeroMobil intends to release 5.0 VTOL in production after the launch of 4.0 STOL in 2020. The company expects this to happen in the next seven to ten years. It’s a long way off, but AeroMobil says it’s a realistic schedule, because it recognizes the “reality of building and scaling the infrastructure” for the model, as well as getting regulatory approvals.