It has long been discussed in the country to be a flying car, but in fact everyone is just getting started. Compared with foreign countries, one of our individual technologies has its own characteristics and advantages, but overall, it still lags behind. We are still testing the propulsion system, and people's products are already flying.
Why do you want to build a flying car?
Reporter: Humans have multiple modes of transportation. Why do you need to fly a car?
Zhang Yangjun: Humanity's longing for freedom is endless. It is in this pursuit that transportation has undergone many revolutions, and the general aviation revolution is coming. Small aircraft and personalized flight will gradually become important modes of transportation. Strictly speaking, a flying car is a type of "general aircraft."
Driving on the road, suddenly there is no way ahead, we will think, how good it is to fly. The road is getting wider and wider, but it is still a traffic jam. We will think, can we plan a three-dimensional air traffic network? Human beings must get rid of these constraints and naturally think of integrating land and air traffic. In the United States, some people refer to the fourth traffic revolution as building an "air highway."
Reporter: From a technical analysis, it is not easy to integrate land and air traffic.
Zhang Yangjun: Cars and aviation were originally studied together. The study of power is the most representative. Early aircraft and automobile power were internal combustion engines. Later, they went to different roads. The cars followed the direction of internal combustion engine technology, and aviation developed the technology of turbine engines due to the demand for high-speed flight. But now aviation power continues to fork, and the pursuit of high-speed is to integrate with aerospace power to form an aerospace power characterized by turbo stamping. Another low-altitude, low-speed general-purpose aviation is turning back to the power of the car and moving toward electrification. Automobiles and general-purpose aircraft are now only connected in terms of engine and other components, but in the future, there will be a whole product that combines them into one. This is the flying car.