We used to only see flying cars on futuristic films and animations, hoping that they would turn into reality someday. Well, the future is here.
A model of our future flying vehicle was recently displayed at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace 2019 (LIMA’19) exhibition, and it definitely caught everyone’s eye. Known as the Vector, the vehicle’s debut has been stealing the limelight at this year’s edition, as many participants were eager to see it. Most of them thought the Vector was the much talked about “flying car,” but it is nowhere near that, and netizens pointed out that it looked more like a giant plastic fan.
The Vector was designed to be a point-to-point air transport system, and it’s said that the prototype for this will be completed as early as June this year. The company that designed this model said Vector was a drone-concept vehicle that can carry passengers, deliver cargo, and even be used for surveillance purposes.
Aerodyne’s business development and consulting senior director Imtyaz Mohd Azzat said:
“The Vector is powered by four motors and a lithium-ion battery that enables the vehicle to fly. The vehicle can also carry approximately 150 to 200 kg of load and fly about 50 meters above ground level at 60 km/h, and has from 30 up to 90 minutes of flight time.”
So, it turns out that the so-called “flying car” isn’t quite a car, but a flying transportation system.
It was reported that the prototype would cost RM1 million (approx. US$ 244,860.00) to make. However, it was not confirmed what the final figure would be.
While the idea of a flying car is very exciting, netizens are not too impressed with how the Vector looks like. Many were quick to say they were not fans of the Vector, but they also had a bit of fun expressing themselves.
Many playfully asked if the model was made from the famous KDK fans.
Some of the comments read:
“It looks like the stand fan in my house. It can be bought at Giant Supermarket for RM69 (approx US$ 16.90).”
“It is merely a drone. Nowadays, there are plenty of drones that can carry up to 500kg of load. We were misled to believe that it is a vehicle.”
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