Since the first flight of the first-generation Transition flying car was successfully completed in March 2009, the flying car has already left its back in the air of large cities in many countries. In recent years, it is also worth mentioning two new first flight projects. First, on August 5, 2019, NEC ’s flying car was successfully hovering in the air for one minute in Our Grand City, Chiba Prefecture. Second, on October 24, it was a tourist destination in Malaysia. "Binhai County Bay", Volocopter made its first flight in nearly three minutes.
Compared with the two flying cars on the left and right, it is not difficult to see that the Volocopter is smaller and more focused on passenger aviation. Although NEC's flying car has a vertical take-off and landing effect compared to the transition mentioned above, it still stays in the shape of a "traditional flying car".
To be more precise, NEC's flying cars belong to the staged commodity linking the development trend of "traditional flying cars" to electric vertical take-off and landing quadcopters (hereinafter referred to as "eVTOLs"). After ten years of development, the industry has basically reached an agreement, and eVTOLs without aviation stadiums can more easily cope with the congested traffic conditions in the future.
British Taili company producing Transition flying car is also developing four-axis aircraft with vertical take-off and landing. British Taili company producing transition flying car is also developing four-axis aircraft with vertical taking-off and landing.
On the other hand, unmanned technology is also widely regarded as one of the key standards that flying cars can completely upend people's transportation. At this stage, even the four-axis aircraft of Volocopter's main product must still be manually serviced for actual operation, which means that if you want to drive a flying car to go out, you must not only have a car driver ’s license, but also have another flight license. In other words, flying cars only show service items to a small number of people for a long time.
But the good news is that because flying car passenger aviation is carried out on a fixed channel, similar to the personal behavior of Tucson trucks carrying out autonomous driving in closed natural environments such as Haidian Park in port logistics or Baidu search Apollon, Therefore, it can be completely unmanned faster than a car. In fact, the above-mentioned strategic cooperation of Ehang with the Guangzhou Municipal Government uses unmanned lines.
According to statistics, EHang ’s passenger-class unmanned quadcopter (AAV) can be completely controlled by the unmanned aircraft command and dispatch system management center on the road, without the need for passengers to carry out all practical operations. In addition, EHang also said that this new type of transportation method will reduce the original 30-minute driving schedule to less than three minutes, and the required cost will be at par with the taxi price. It is worth mentioning that EHang is also involved in the unmanned air cargo logistics industry, and its floor-to-ceiling approach is equally impressive.
Traffic travel is fast, costs low, and you don't need to drive safely yourself. It is more efficient and convenient in the transportation of big cities that can be remembered by car cloud bacteria. It is self-evident that if EHang's corporate vision is sufficient to maintain, then it will significantly improve the traffic congestion in Guangzhou. If it goes to a very far future, what shape will the flying car definition fall into?
At the Geneva Motor Show last year, an aero-defined car called Pop.Up NEXT presented by Audi showed the imaginary interior space for people. The larger features of this aero concept sports car depend on its modular design. The three control modules are the aviation control module, the rubber passenger compartment and the chassis control module. Today, when the two are combined, it switches to the "mobile phone flight mode"; when the latter two are combined, it goes to the "land mode".
Imagine that in the future, if you have to travel service projects and make reservations with the APP on your mobile phone, the chassis control module that is fully charged will be integrated with the Jiaoxiang passenger cabin at the pavement production dispatch center and arrive at a specific address at the promised time. You step into the cockpit, talk to your mobile voice assistant, sing and laugh, and inadvertently arrive at the big city management center.
Then during the work day, you called a Pop.Up NEXT again. At this time, because of the large traffic volume, the aviation control modules that carry out the autonomous driving transportation logistics during the data redundancy time were also sent. They quickly entered the The city management center also took one after another passenger capsules. In addition, in the areas where the sun is falling, flying cars that travel between big cities and cities also slowly reach the boundaries of big cities.
In summary, the flying shape of the flying car has gone from the first-generation Transition "conventional flying car" to the eVTOLs electric vertical take-off and landing quadcopter, to the passenger-class unmanned quadcopter of EHang. Finally, the development trend link of Pop. Up NEXT's aviation-defined car. From the perspective of car cloud bacteria, practicality, light weight, automation technology and modular design rank among the "new four modernizations" of flying cars.