Dubai is the home of futuristic innovation, so it should come as no surprise that the region’s latest show is the world’s first flying car!
What is a flying car?
A flying car is a vehicle that can drive on roads and fly through the air, typically using vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) technology. Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has unveiled the world’s first flying car as part of its plan to have 25% of all journeys made by driverless vehicles by 2030. The RTA says the two-seater Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT), developed by German company Helicopter, can reach speeds of up to 100 km/h (62 mph) and has a range of 30 minutes. It can take off and land vertically, making it ideal for congested urban areas. The AAT is fully electric and emits zero emissions.
Dubai’s Latest Show
The World’s First Flying Car is the latest show in Dubai. This flying car is a prototype that can take off and land vertically. It can also fly horizontally at up to 110 miles per hour. The flying car is being developed by a company called Terrafugia. The company plans to make the flying car available to the public by 2020.
Flying Car Details
The flying car is a battery-powered, four-rotor aircraft that can take off and land vertically. It can reach speeds of up to 100 km/h and has a flight time of up to 30 minutes. The flying car is designed to be used in urban areas and can carry up to two people.
The flying car is being developed by German company Helicopter and is currently undergoing test flights in Dubai. The company plans to launch the flying car commercially in 2020.
Why does it fly?
The flying car has been a long-awaited invention that seems to only be getting closer to reality. There are many reasons for why the flying car has not been invented yet, but the most pressing one is the technological limitations. The Wright brothers were able to fly a powered airplane in 1903, but it wasn’t until decades later that airplanes became commonplace.
The same can be said for cars. Cars were invented in 1885, but it wasn’t until mass production and advancements in technology that they became ubiquitous. The first flying car was invented in 1917, but it wasn’t until recent years that companies have been able to successfully create prototypes that could be mass-produced.
So why does it fly? The short answer is because of lift. Lift is created by the difference in air pressure on the top and bottom of an object. When an object (like an airplane wing) is placed in a moving stream of air, the air molecules separate and travel around the object at different speeds. The faster moving air molecules have less pressure than the slower moving ones, which creates lift.
This is also why an airplane flies forward; the Bernoulli principle states that as air speed increases, pressure decreases. So when an airplane moves through the air, the wings create lift and move the plane forward. The same principles apply to a flying car; Lift is created by airflow over and under the vehicle, which propels it forward through the air.
What do you need to know before buying a flying car?
Assuming you’re interested in buying a flying car, there are few key things you should know before doing so. First and foremost, what is your budget? Flying cars are not cheap by any means and will likely set you back a significant amount of money. Secondly, do your research! Not all flying cars are created equal and it’s important to find one that fits your needs and lifestyle. Finally, make sure you’re prepared to handle the responsibility that comes with owning a flying car. These powerful machines require a great deal of care and attention to operate safely.
The flying car is a new addition to Dubai’s already impressive repertoire of world firsts. The city is constantly striving to be at the forefront of innovation and this latest show is yet another example of that. If you’re planning a visit to Dubai, make sure you add the flying car show to your list of must-see attractions.