Cars You Could Pre-order This Flying Car Later This Year

16:37  19 april  2017
16:37  19 april  2017 Source:   Travel + Leisure

Another flying car just had a test flight in Germany

  Another flying car just had a test flight in Germany I know, you've heard it all before, and so have I. But this latest flying car prototype at least looks cool.Meet the Lilium Jet, a funky carlike thing with 36-propellers spread across its wings. Despite its seemingly small design, the company claims it can fly five people nearly 200 miles in an hour, all powered by an electric battery. What's more, it takes off vertically.

AeroMobil's car will be available for pre - order later this year , according to Mashable, although that doesn’t provide any timeframe for when we could actually see them in action. It will be on display at Grimaldi Forum, Monaco from April 20-23, 2017.

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George Jetson would love it. © Courtesy of AeroMobil George Jetson would love it.

A Slovakian startup is bringing us all into a Jetsons-aged future later this year.

AeroMobil will introduce the long-awaited world's first commercially-available flying car at the Top Marques Monaco, a supercar show on April 20.

The car "is completely integrated aircraft as well as a fully functioning four-wheeled car, powered by hybrid propulsion," according to the company. Judging from images released by AeroMobil, the car will look like a sleek luxury sports car while on the ground. When it is ready for take off, wings will pop out of the side and expose a tail and propeller.

This is the 'flying car' backed by Google's co-founder

  This is the 'flying car' backed by Google's co-founder While we all wait for fully self-driving vehicles to make their debut in showrooms nationwide, another hot concept is preparing to take flight later this year: the flying car. On Monday, Kitty Hawk — the startup earning an investment from Google co-founder Larry Page — unveiled the Kitty Hawk Flyer, an ultralight aircraft launching later this year. Pricing will be revealed closer to launch.The Flyer basically looks like a giant drone, with the driver sitting on top. It falls under the ultralight category, according to Federal Aviation Administration regulations. However, owners won't need a pilot's license to operate one.

The world's top flying car maker prepares to unleash its first ever flying machine after more than a decade in the making. This car is called AeroMobil. About 10 years later , it has morphed into a fully functioning machine.

Electric Jets Are Coming And They Could Halve Flight Cost. More. The sky is no longer the limit, now that the first commercial flying car is available to pre - order . PAL-V will start building a preproduction series later this year , followed by the manufacturing of the first Liberty vehicles for “pioneer” clients.

Beyond that, not a whole lot is known about the new car - AeroMobil will not reveal any more information until the show in Monaco. According to Huffington Post, flights in the car will begin in June.

However, this is not the startup's first foray into into flying cars. In 2014, the company released a vehicle called the AeroMobil 3.0. That flying car ran on regular gasoline (from the gas station) and could reach speeds up to 124 miles per hour.

In terms of regulations, Aeromobil says that the vehicle "in compliance with the existing regulatory frameworks for both cars and airplanes."

But according to AeroMobil, the potential uses of flying cars are much more practical than just having the latest technology.

"AeroMobil aims to make personal transportation vastly more efficient and environmentally friendly by allowing significantly faster door-to-door travel for medium distance trips and in areas with limited or missing road infrastructure," the company said in a statement.

And this isn't the only company working on mass-produced ground-to-air transportation: Airbus has a concept for an autonomous sky taxi, and Uber has also floated its idea for a flying car.

AeroMobil's car will be available for pre-order later this year, according to Mashable, although that doesn't provide any timeframe for when we could actually see them in action. It will be on display at Grimaldi Forum, Monaco from April 20-23, 2017.

Prince's estate granted restraining order to prevent anniversary EP release .
Prince's estate has been granted a restraining order which will halt the release of a six-track EP to mark the first anniversary of the music icon's death. Deliverance, a collection of newly-discovered studio recordings made between 2006 to 2008, and was due to be available on Friday (21Apr17). However, the scheduled release was hit with a lawsuit this week (beg17Apr17), as Prince's estate and Paisley Park filed a federal lawsuit against sound engineer George Ian Boxill - who completed arrangements on the tracks, finished the production and mixed the songs - for control of the Deliverance material. According to, the estate was victorious in the first stage of their legal battle, after a federal judge ruled in their favour, and granted them a restraining order which will prevent the release of Deliverance. The legal documents obtained by the website state that Boxill had no right to take it upon himself to distribute the music to the public, especially considering he allegedly signed a confidentiality agreement when recording with Prince in 2006. Boxill has now been ordered to turn over all recordings, which were estimated to have a value of more than $75,000 (£58,500), to Prince's estate. The case will continue with a hearing which will take place before the restraining order is due to expire on 3 May (17).

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