"You can run on the ground and fly to the sky." The cars of the future are not just vehicles for traveling on the road, they are all "flying cars" that can travel in mid-air. Companies such as Toyota Motor, Hyundai, Goodwill, Uber and Airbus have actively promoted in the flying car industry. From large and medium-sized international airlines to big names in the automotive industry, to newly-established companies will add fuel to flying cars, indicating that the sales market is still profitable.
Not long ago, according to foreign media reports, the flying car sales market is expected to improve in the next ten years and gradually develop rapidly around the world. Morgan Stanley predicts that by 2040, the value of unmanned flying cars will be $ 150 million (equivalent to $ 10.4 trillion). In addition, according to scientific research by Frost & Sullivan (Frost & Sullivan Consulting Management Company), flying cars may just start operation in 2022, and by 2040 it will expand to a compound growth rate of 46% to 430,000 units.
Cheerful market predictions have made many gamers "unbearable." In January 2019, Toyota Motor invested USD 394 million (equivalent to USD 2.7 billion) in the newly established British flying car company JobyAviation, and will conduct research and development of flying car products with JobyAviation to promote the process of mass production systems. Previously, the good intentions had also revealed that the plan to release the world's first vertical take-off and landing vehicle in 2023. The car also launched a flying car developed in cooperation with Uber, with an estimated driving distance of 100 kilometers and a larger speed of 290 kilometers. Uber has stated that it expects to launch a commercial flying car service project in 2023.
Foreign media reports said that when the commercialization of flying taxis over the sky will undoubtedly ease the transport burden on municipal roads. They will show a convenient transportation for big cities, and serve the project customers' transportation on the shortest possible routes. However, the commercialization of flying cars also faces obstacles. The first is to continuously improve the policies and regulations applicable to flying cars, and the second is to face non-optimistic challenges in terms of safety factors. In addition, expensive costs are all factors that must be considered. At this stage, the flying car market is increasingly in demand, and it remains to be seen which company will win in the knockout system in the future.