Piloted either remotely, in person (from the plush leather appointed interior) or autonomously, the relative simplicity of its design means that the price point (yet to be announced as, despite the hype, the vehicle is still in development) will probably be somewhere in the region of a luxury car.
Behold the Aston Martin Volante Vision Concept Aircraft – a VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) short-hop ‘urban aircraft’ concept offering a glimpse of the auto manufacturer’s designs on the luxury aerospace market.
Supported by Cranfield Aerospace Solutions and the Rolls Royce aircraft engine company, the plane has a central propellor providing vertical lift with two smaller engines for horizontal motion.
The Terrafugia TF-X flying car is a conceptual design for a twin engined, 200mph, 1 MW, auto piloted air hooptie with vertical take off and landing (VTOL) and a 500 mile range.
When it’s built (in your dreams, our dreams and those of the designers), you’ll simply tell it where you want to go and it will take you there.
It’s a real thing that’s actually happening and that’s that.