based in Turkey Softtech Flying car model, of which the company is an investor AirCar once again on the agenda. This time the range was given.
The transportation of the future will be made from the air, not from the ground. For this, many different flying taxis and flying cars / flying cars are currently being developed. Here are among them AirCar is also included.
According to the statement, the development of the flying car AirCar, whose first prototype and test flight was completed in February 2021, of which Softtech is a technology investor, continues. It is said that Softtech is developing the fully autonomous flight and artificial intelligence systems of the flying car with human resources and investment support.
Designed as an electric and 100 percent autonomous vehicle, AirCar has a single passenger capacity. 80 kilometers, with two passenger capacity 50 kilometers range is intended.
Of course, these range values are not high, but the vehicle is still in the development phase and is designed specifically for city use. The vehicle has propeller and electrical infrastructure like many others.
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Flying car AirCar is one of its notable future works
Stating that more than 300 startups in the world are working on electric flying cars, 30 percent of them aim to start commercial air taxi service in the next five years. Softtech General Manager M. Murat Ertem, in a statement “We are now very close to flying cars that look like dreams” said.
Stating that the software, flight, autonomous driving, artificial intelligence, in-vehicle communication as well as flight planning processes are working from end to end, Ertem said, “The world is rapidly moving towards a future where flying cars are flying in the sky.
We invested in the future of the world with AirCar. I believe that there is a unique experience opportunity for the team we created specifically for AirCar within the scope of our cooperation that started about 2 years ago.” continued as
Stating that AirCar is an initiative established in 2017 to solve the traffic problem in cities by air, AirCar Founder Eray Altunbozar; “We plan to solve the traffic problem in cities with two-seater, electric and autonomous flying cars. One of the most important parts of this system is the software. Our paths crossed with Softtech while we were looking for a team to develop AirCar’s software in 2019.
Our cooperation, which started with only personnel support in the first place, has reached the level of partnership today. We aim to develop AirCar with fully autonomous systems and make it a leading company in software and autonomous systems.” he said.
The real use target for flying car AirCar is not far away
It is stated that it is designed as an electric and 100 percent autonomous vehicle. AirCar, It will be a flying car with eight propellers and a capacity of two passengers. As we said above, the curb weight of the vehicle, which can reach 50 kilometers with two passengers and 80 kilometers with one passenger, is 250 kilograms.
It is aimed to produce cargo and air rescue vehicle versions of the vehicle, which will offer a carrying capacity of up to 450 kilograms with passengers, in 2023-2024.
While it is planned to complete the ready-to-fly vehicle in the skies of Istanbul in 2025, the next target in AirCar is to start the work on the 4-seater version of the flying car.
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