Dare to bet on flying cars, there is no doubt that there is no shortage of guts.
The objective fact is: Volocopter has in-depth analysis of the operating mode of the flying car, and it is the differentiation of the commercial service sales market plus the commodity itself, which attracts investment in Daimler, intel and Geely.
How much development potential does the flying car sales market have? They are very clear on the official website:
First, Volocopter shared three sets of survey statistics:
1. In 2030, 60% of the population must live in a big city, public infrastructure will not be able to withstand, and opening up big city air traffic is the best development direction.
2, about 90% of the metropolis, the airport is less than 30km away from the urban area.
3. The traffic data of the UK shows that 70% of the road traffic travels, and the total load is 1.3.
With these three sets of statistics, they decided: to build this flying car, continue driving around 30km, two people sitting.
For the second article, Volocopter also obtained a detailed set of statistics:
In 70% of metropolitan areas, the airport is less than 20km away from the city, such as Mumbai and Sydney.
93% of metropolitan areas, the airport is not 30km away from the city, such as: Guangzhou, Houston.
Most of the big cities in the world are all short-circuit traffic. The average driving speed of the road surface is not 50km/h, but the flying car can actually drive at a speed of 80-100km/h.
The two are relatively out, and the travel time of flying cars can be reduced by more than half.
Volocopter also took the example of New York Airport:
The John F. Kennedy Airport is less than 30km from the city. It is a 25-minute flight from Volocopter.
How long does it take for basic road traffic? 90% of people exceed 60 minutes, and 50% even exceed 90 minutes.
Handling road congestion and reducing traffic time. As a new upgrade to the traffic, the flying car confirmed its own advantages of deepening productization.
But the most important one, Volocopter did not mention from beginning to end:
When is the flying car's large-scale floor-standing? When can I guarantee profit?
Fortunately, NASA got their reference answer:
Similar to SAE's driverless specifications, NASA also took out a complete set of statements about the standard classification of flying vehicles:
Level 1: Conduct verification testing or actual operation test within a specific region
Level 2: Integrated automatic assisted driving system software, able to invest in commercial applications and drive on high-density routes
Level 3: High-density routes, capital investment in product application, multi-faceted, assured unmanned driving
Level 4: medium-level relative density route, product application, automatic driving system for each car flying car can cooperate
Level 5: Dense routes, productized applications, high-width ratio unmanned Internet
Level 6: Popularize air traffic plan and continuously improve unmanned Internet
For the profit problem, NASA air travel project manager Davis Hackenberg gave his prediction:
Starting today, flying cars need to wait at least 10 years to make a profit.
According to their classification rules, Davis Hackenberg predicts that in 2021, the flying car will be able to maintain a level one specification. From 2028 to 2030, you can see the four-level normative landing style, then it is suitable to discuss the profitable topic of flying cars.
In 2017, after the Daimler project invested in Volocopter, Tsai Chin, the former CEO of Daimler, got a few words:
In the future, a safe driving dream will definitely be converted into an aviation flight dream, and people will eventually open the final level of traffic.
If Tsai Chee’s gift is indeed maintained, not only is the victory of Volocopter, Daimler, intel, and Geely, but also the pursuit of perfection, efficiency and high traffic.
The other will also confirm the fact that people have never stopped at the pace of their own subversion.