There's always been talk about cars getting "wings". It's also rumoured that electric taxi planes are in the making. A number of companies have joined forces, working together and trying to rewrite the history of traffic. We are cheering for them! We'd like to introduce you the flight trials of Boening, the Lilium Jet aircraft, and finally the special jet Heaviside Kitty Hawk.
Porsche teamed up with Boeing to build luxury flying cars for the rich
Porsche, Boeing and the Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences will work together to develop a luxury electric powered flying car. An international team will be put together to discuss various aspects of urban air mobility. Their goal is clear, to relieve the current tense road situation. The first trials were carried out earlier this year. The vehicle took off and hovered for several minutes before landing on the road. That looks very promising. We can look forward to a tuned car with sleek lines that Porsche is famous for.
Lilium Jet as a groundbreaking air taxi that will cause a revolution?
The all-electric Lilium Jet has 36 engines and seats five people. It boasts minimum operating costs, which is typical for electric cars, negligible noise level and environmental impact. It can fly up to a distance of 300 kilometers on a single charge. Imagine, for instance, getting from Prague to Domažlice in 30 minutes. What a luxury! The journey would take 1 hour and 54 minutes by car. Just one click and off you fly. All thanks to the Lilium app, which allows you to find the nearest landing strip and plan your trip smoothly.
Heaviside Kitty Hawk: A nice little electric aircraft that doesn't make any noise
It is an electric plane with a flight range of 160 kilometers, which is sufficient for moving over the city. The company claims that thanks to its small size, electric propulsion system and, above all, its aerodynamic shape, the aircraft is roughly a hundred times quieter than an ordinary helicopter. For comparison, a helicopter makes about 80 decibels at the same altitude - about as much noise as a passing truck. There is, however, a catch: the aircraft is intended only for one person - the pilot.