AeroMobil prototype will be displayed in Brussels as a part of the Slovak visual presentation during the Slovak presidency of the Council of the EU from July 7th until August 1st in the Justus Lipsius building.
AeroMobil 3.0 is the latest physical prototype of the integrated flying and road vehicle unveiled and tested in 2014 and 2015. The company behind the project based in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is currently researching and developing several new experimental prototypes with the support of the Slovak government research and development grant scheme. AeroMobil team plans to present new iterations and developments to AeroMobil this year which will include new advanced functionalities of the vehicle and its design improvements.
Juraj Vaculik, co-founder and CEO of AeroMobil said: “Our company has a robust and detailed project timing which should enable us to commercialise AeroMobil in 2017. The current two-seater flying roadster will be our first product in series of innovative vehicles. It is planned that the technologies and innovations that form the basis of the AeroMobil flying roadster will support a family of products in future, allowing the move into high volumes of production.”
The concept of AeroMobil was originally brought to life in 1989 by Slovak designer Stefan Klein. After years of mock-ups and test models, Klein’s 20-year dream lead to the partnership between himself and entrepreneur, Juraj Vaculík, which led to establishment of the company in 2010. Together, they have seen the AeroMobil vision come to life from its humble beginnings through the carefully crafted 3.0 prototype. This year, the AeroMobil international team continues to refine the design, in addition to an upcoming new prototype, through continued analysis, design, and tests. Part of the innovative success behind the AeroMobil’s strategy has been the inclusion of many European experts from automotive and aerospace industries into the team to bring the project to the advanced stage.
The team of AeroMobil engineers believes that the category of vehicles which is often referred as a flying car or a personal aerial vehicle will be a natural extension to the set of cars, airplanes and helicopters we use today. The level of technology available – carbon fiber, lightweight materials or power density of the new engines – allows to design and develop an entirely new type of vehicle.
The first AeroMobil vehicle will be certified separately as a car and airplane, but from the long-term development perspective, the company will benefit greatly with a new category of vehicle, which is already in preparation.
In the future, there are many possibilities of AeroMobil’s use – regular or super-commuters, passengers on medium distances, island hoppers, first response services, law enforcement and regions with poor road infrastructures.
Article courtesy Speedville.