As children, flying cars were just a dream. We pictured them in our minds, drew them on paper, and movies portrayed them on the screen. While I think many predicted flying cars would become a reality, the year 2017 might not have been the predicted year. And while we’re not quite at the Fifth Element movie level of flying vehicles, Aeromobile is showing us a first look at the future.
The AeroMobile flying car unveiled its first version for pre-sale in Monaco over the weekend. By unfolding the wings, you can go from road to air and all you need is a pilot’s license and around $1.6 million to spend. The Slavakian company hopes to pre-sell about 500 units that will not be delivered until 2020.
Technology has existed for years to produce “flying cars” but there are some draw-backs. First-off, how do air traffic controllers account for hundreds of new flying cars? Second, this same company was in the news back in 2014 after their 3.0 prototype version was shown in Vienna. That exhibition ended in a crash with the inventor, Stefan Klein, barely walking away.
Still though, here we are! Check out more pictures of the flying car below: