Flying Cars, even a child is well aware of their nature and all thanks goes to the extremely imaginative cartoon industry and now if we say that those imaginations are on a point of becoming a reality, then there will be no wrong in saying that.
Yes! you heard that right, the future is now, flying cars are finally coming from the imaginative cartoon stories to become the reality. Although inventors have been trying to connect wings into the vehicles for decades and now a Californian electric transportation company, Alef Aeronautics comes up with a novel approach for taking the ground moving motor vehicles for the sky rides.
Several transportation companies are racing in the ground to make the very first model of the flying car and this has become the new trend of the electronic transportation companies. Alef Aeronautics also made a similar approach and in full confidence of their model’s success.
It has unveiled the Model A of its flying car which constitutes the features of street driving along with vertical take-off. ‘The Fifth Element’, the 1997 film of Bruce Will’s flying taxi has some similar concepts.
This model A has emerged after a long gestation period of almost 7 years.
Alef Aeronautics is a manufacturer of electronic transportation. They serve road legal passenger cars that are capable of vertical take off and forward flight. Jim Dukhovny, Constantine Kisly, Oleg Petrov and Pvel Markin established Alef Aeronautics in 2015 with the aim of changing the world of transportation and they are near to their dream of developing a flying car.
Flying Car Model A Attracts Elon Musk’s Companies Investor
The fresh model A of this flying motor car has attracted the attention of Elon Musk’s Tesla and SpaceX investor, Tim Draper. The Draper Associates Fund V has invested $3M in Alef Aeronautics as Seed Funding.
After making the investment, Tim Draper wrote in an email that he put extra money in, when he saw that the company has created a small prototype of drone and it did the exact similar thing that had told by him from the Alef. he further wrote that the design of the car was just so very much astounding and the side of the car become the wings which gives the unusual appearance, when the plane goes horizontal.
Highlights of the Flying Car
The company said that the main focus of this Model A of flying car is to adjust this type of new model car into the developing world of urban infrastructure for parking and driving. The flying car model A is arrived with the provision of the following features-
- It comes with blanketed propollers.
- Elevon equalization system.
- System of distributed electronic momentum.
- Software flight maintaining and protection system.
- All-wheel driving system.
- A safety component with a triple to octuple repetition of all every key function.
- Detection of obstacles.
- The diagnostics starts with pre-flight rejection.
This model has 200 miles of driving range and 110 miles of flight range. Since 2019, Alef has been test driving and flying their full sized mock-up.
The company revealed that they have developed this model of flying car by using the latest technology of hardware and software advances, ultra-strong and ultra-light components, the stimulators of software along with rigorous flight testing and analysis.
The company has started the pre-sale of its Model A flying car from 19th October, 2022. It cost $300K.
Now Alef is underprocessing the further four person sedan Model Z which is scheduled to be launched in 2035. It expects to be ridden with a range of 400 miles with 200 miles of flying range.
Co-founder and CEO of Alef Aeronautics says that the Alef model is the present time solution for the necessities of urban as well as rural areas of the 21st century as this is the most vigorous and advantageous transport ever created by taking the point of final destination in mind.
Advantages of a Flying Car in Future
- Help in reducing terrestrial traffic.
- Reduce the production of greenhouse gasses.
- Saves time.
- Reduce accidents.
Alef Aeronautics has succeeded in making the highly anticipated model of a Flying Car, that was the mission of several transportation companies to take the lead of this future invention. The Model A of flying car by Alef has highly impressed Tim Draper that he invested $3M in the Alef Aeronautics for their further development. Previously Draper has invested in Lon Musk’s SpaceX and Tesla companies also. This shows the dedication and success of Alef company’s hard work. They are surely going to set an example in the development of future’s Flying Cars.
Ans. Alef Aeronautics.
Ans. Tim Draper.
Ans. Blanketed propollers, elevon equalization system, Detection of obstacles, etc.
Ans. Jim Dukhovny.
Ans. In 2035, as said by the company.