在飞行汽车普及化以前，也有许多 事儿要做。这项技术早已获得了长久的发展，关键归功于无人飞机的迅速发展趋势。可是四轴飞行器自身的技术性仅仅 一个比较复杂系统软件的一部分。
Uber goes beyond the taxi manufacturing industry and tries to get self-driving cars on the road. Today, the company's overall goal is to have an air ride in our skies by 2020.
Uber is not the only company focusing on the development of flying cars. But is it practical, or is it just a marketing hotspot?
For many people, the definition of a flying car is a synonym for the future, just like a silver-white jumpsuit and a special food in the form of pills. This ideal has not been maintained, but what about flying cars?
How is the car?
The classic definition of a flying car is to say: a car that can fly.
In the collection of novels, Ian Fleming is a fan of speeding cars. In 1963, he wrote a collection of novels "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" around the definition of speeding cars. You've been showing a flying car in his collection of LeBron James Bond novels (1964) and the follow-up film, The Gunman. This definition is based on a wheeled car that can travel on the road, but can also fly when necessary.
Fantasy writers and film directors often travel on the road without using future transportation tools. This "car", in turn, is just a small aircraft, like the kind used by Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars film Attack of the Clone.
There are various types of recently announced air vehicle announcements, ranging from single-seater, multi-copter drones, to road-type cars that can become light airports, and small and medium-sized vehicles hovering on the river airship.
It seems that basically all small and medium quadcopters that can carry passengers are now called flying cars. But obviously they are just a small aircraft.
How about security?
All potential travelers want to know: "How secure is this device?"
As with all the technicalities in the initial stage, the reference answer at this stage will be "less secure". Companies are actively and diligently making their airports "adequately safe" in order to convince regulators and government departments that such airports can bear the lives of people.
But there are also security trials that are unimaginable. One of the bigger problems is what to do when things get more and more difficult.
For a normal car, you can generally reduce the speed and then slow it down. But a flying car will come out of the sky. Not only will the people in the car be killed, but the monitors will catch it.
Enterprise EHang plans to configure a glider for its flying car service project in Dubai, UAE. This service will send a person from the roof of one skyscraper in Dubai, UAE to the roof of another skyscraper.
If the glider is turned on, it is unclear if the quadcopter has a way to control where it landed, or how to land safely.
In the current aerospace industry, many aeronautical machinery and equipment are all automated. Fully consider the difficulties faced by the comparison between aviation and driving, and their diligence to reduce human factors in aviation. The probability of flying cars maintaining automation technology is even greater, so there is no need for people to be pilots.
However, there is a difference between current airline practice and flying cars. The aviation safety record of passenger jets is unforgettable, thanks to the improvement of the aircraft maintenance procedures and understanding of common faults to a large extent. Commercial service examples of small and medium-sized flying cars are unlikely to allow such rigorous practical activities.
In turn, flying cars will not be as complicated as contemporary airfields, and the latest news test justifies this.
Many small and medium-sized motor applications, such as Lilium all-electric aircraft, greatly reduce the diversity of maintenance. It also presents an embedded data redundancy countermeasure to prevent common motor failures.
How fast and how far?
Isn't it good to prevent metro traffic and public traffic congestion? We all feel that way.
For example, it takes 23 minutes for people to drive 19 kilometers from a company office in Brisbane to a Chinese airport. At that time, traffic was very smooth.
If people can take off and land from the roof of people's corporate offices (with a cushion on the roof of the people, especially suitable for deploying a flying car), the whole journey takes only 8 minutes.
People will get two-way promotion. First, they must fly at an average speed of 100 kilometers, followed by the straightest route, only 13 kilometers.
Controller or fly? Material source: 123 rf.com/egudinka/google/michael Milford
The journey of this case is demonstrated today within the working capabilities of flying cars.
Naturally, the Chinese government will instruct people to persevere in maintaining the aisle of flying cars, so immediate aviation is not always a choice. This aisle will be strategically located in a low-risk area with a minimum population.
How easy is it?
There are many things about flying cars that are difficult, but some problems will become easier and easier.
If you can enter the three-dimensional space for tourism, if you deal with the trials at the guide level, there will be a lot of indoor space for trolley applications.
Using five hundred meters of indoor space on the road means you can potentially reduce traffic congestion. You also don't have to build and maintain expensive pavement infrastructure.
For unmanned flying cars, going to the sky actually makes some overall planning and traffic control more and more easy.
There is plenty of indoor space in heaven. 123 rf.com/ostapenko, Tele52 / Mike Milford
How much does it cost?
It is too early to understand how the economic benefits of flying cars will be fully utilized.
Considering the huge regulatory obstacles, the safety hazards that must be rid of, and the lack of unique infrastructure for flying cars (such as the landing and landing areas and the battery charging points of their pure electric vehicle airports), there is no way to estimate an aviation Cost of fees.
At this stage, the operation of non-flying car ride-hailing companies such as uber (Uber) seems to have suffered a high loss.
It is reported that the average cost of paying for a Uber (Uber) passenger seat is less than half of the cost of the trip plan, but Uber expects to cover part of the cost based on the release of autonomous vehicles. Taking full account of flying cars will become self-driving cars, which may be beneficial from the perspective of economic development.
How much does a customer want to spend to arrive at the arrival station in half the time? At least one well-known example of historical time in Concorde clearly raises the same problem, and there are hidden safety hazards. Unfortunately, its supersonic passenger plane has long been cancelled.
How long can I go to work by plane?
There are many things to do before flying cars become widespread. This technology has already achieved long-term development, the key is due to the rapid development trend of unmanned aircraft. However, the technicality of the quadcopter itself is only a part of the more complex system software.
As with land-based driverless cars, if they do, flying cars will be the first to appear in some of the preferred industries.
Imagine a more cost-effective but still expensive option for high-rise residential technicians, such as the one in Dubai, UAE.
For the rest of the people, before sitting in a flying car, people would have been walking around wearing silver-white jumpsuits and eating rice in pills.