A Jetpack Company is Entering the Race to Create Flying Cars
If you’ve been keeping up to speed on the technological advancements of personal vehicles then you know that the first operational jetpacks officially hit the market at the end of last year. Well apparently the champions over at Jetpack Aviation—the company responsible—weren’t content with this momentous achievement and decided to throw their hat into the flying car ring as well. So, for those of you that think flying around like an exposed (yet magical) bird might not be the safest, it looks like you’ll have a personal flight option from them soon too.
Though there are other companies developing autonomous flying vehicles, Jetpack Aviation’s is outlined to be manned. It will fly via a dozen coaxially positioned propellers, be capable of reaching up to 90 mph, and have vertical takeoff and landing (abbreviated as “VTOL”). As far as size goes, when the arms are folded in, it should be small enough to fit inside of a single car garage. As of right now, the biggest issue seems to be a short battery life of just 20 minutes; but with so many companies quickly improving on the technology for use in various other applications, it doesn’t seem to be much of a concern.
With so much competition in the field, there’s a good chance that Jetpack Aviation’s won’t be the first flying car to market. However, that doesn’t make this development any less exciting. We don’t only have the torrent of recent advancements in the right technology to thank for bringing our dreams of flying around like the Jetsons so close, but the rapid race to the finish line as well. So get ready, because it looks like the days of your traditional car commute might be coming to an end soon!