In the meantime, several carmakers are still working on innovations for grounded cars, so the future of flying cars is uncertain.
However, a few manufacturers are working toward the development of flying cars. Hyundai unveiled its first concept flying vehicle in the first half of 2020, the S-A1.
By 2028, the Korean makers are expected to launch their first commercial flight.
The Chief Executive of Hyundai’s European Operations, Michael Cole, said, “We believe it to be part of the future.”.
There’s still a lot of work to be done before we can get this going. By the end of this decade, urban air mobility will certainly have the potential to help free up congestion in cities as well as reduce emissions, whether it’s intra-city air travel or even travel between cities,” he added.
The S-A1 is capable of cruising at 600 meters while reaching a top speed of 300kmph.
When not flying, the vehicle can be driven on roads just like any other car.
Flying cars are considered unrealistic and are not worthy of capital investment according to some critics, while others argue that the road traffic will be transferred to the air.
The automaker is in no mood to slow down and has entrusted a division with the development of the S-A1 concept.