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.
People first laid their eyes on our future flying vehicle at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace 2019 (LIMA’19) exhibition. The flying vehicle is called the Vector. With its concept, many people were curious to see what it looks like. However, upon seeing the prototype, netizens quickly pointed out that it looked more like a giant plastic fan than a flying car.
The prototype of the Vector will be completed as early as this coming June.
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 previously reported that the Vector prototype would cost approximately US$ 244,860.00 to create. However, the final figure is still not confirmed. It would either go even higher, or possibly lower.
While the idea of a flying car is very exciting, netizens are not too impressed with how the Vector looks like. Many said that there were not wowed with the Vector and even made fun of its appearance.
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.”
What do you think?
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