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The World’s First Flying Car And Drone Airport Is Set To Open In UK This Year

The future is here.
29 Jan 2021, 10:00 PM
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Main image via Entrepreneur + Auto Express

Flying cars may have seemed like just a dream a decade ago but that dream is slowly making itself a reality in the best ways.

Besides just creating the flying car, the world is now saying hello to the world’s first ever airport for flying cars.

via GIPHY

Coventry, UK has been chosen as the location for the pop-up airport that will serve as a take-off and landing point for flying cars, air taxis and autonomous drones.

Though a world with flying cars may seem far off, the West Midlands city unveiled its plans to launch the airport with construction of the Air-One airport slated for completion in November this year.

the world’s first flying car and drone airport is set to open in uk this yearImage via Auto Express

The pop-up site will take a matter of days to construct and dismantle, making it easily movable to other locations and cities, Urban Air Port shared.

Slightly smaller than an average heliport, the zero-emissions off-grid airport is set to feature an elevated landing pad that will descend into a hangar for charging and loading, take-off and landing runways, complete with waiting rooms for passengers, charging stations for non-flying electric vehicles, and a viewing platform for those who wish to see the future of travel up close.

the world’s first flying car and drone airport is set to open in uk this yearImage via UNILAD

Official called a electrical vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVOTL), flying vehicles may not be as far off as we thought and they’re expected to become a significant player in the world of transportation over the next decade.

NASA predicts that “urban air mobility” technology could be worth up to $500 billion (RM2 trillion) in the US alone in the near future.

“Flying cars used to be a futuristic flight of fancy,” said Ricky Sandhu, founder of Urban Air Port. “Air-One will bring clean urban air transport to the masses and unleash a new airborne world of zero emission mobility.”

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This is definitely a step into the future!

We can’t wait to see what else technology will bring us!

If you could afford one, would you get yourself a flying car? Let us know!

Info via UNILAD

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