March to the Future! Flying Cars Are No Longer a Dream

30 years ago in Back to the Future, when Marty was sent into the future through the time machine, he arrived in 2015, where there were flying cars. Sure it got wrong if we talk about 2015. Remember watching Jetsons in your childhood? Where the family used to travel in flying cars and you used to wonder that one day you will travel in a flying car, too. That was the golden era of sci-fi when many cartoons and Hollywood movies were made like The Blade Runner, E.T., Robocop, Star wars, etc. Those movies promised us ultramodern world filled with technologies.

Were those promises false? Where’s my flying car? Were all those futuristic plans a complete fail? Well, don’t lose hope because 2017 has made it possible. Recently, famous transportation Network Company Uber, hires a Veteran engineer from NASA to construct flying cars and published a 98 page white paper explaining their vision. Uber’s vision is particularly for sci-fi fans but its progress is however slow. A Germany company beats the Uber’s slow progressed plan and completed its first test flight of a VOTL Jet with success. Lilium Avaition jet is said to be used as a taxi in future and claims to reduce travel headaches with a network of vertical take-off and landing aircraft. During the test flight, the pilot who is also the aerospace engineer of the jet, used two joystick like controls to swing the vehicle back and forth just like the Formula One cars. The flight was made above the Clear Lake in U.S., 20 to 40 yards from the sea shore. The company claims that electric batteries are used in the aircraft that consumes around 90 percent less energy than drone-style aircraft. The company plans to make a World where anyone can fly anywhere and anytime for roughly 300 kilometers at 300 kilometers per hour speed.

Our childhood dream of travelling in flying cars is just a few years ahead and we are already thinking of being able to go into the backyard one day and hopping in our private jets. These electric planes will be used as a way to transport on daily basis soon, hoping that these electrical vehicles will save our world from pollution. According to a new research published in Environmental Science and Technological Journal, electric vehicles are not as green as we think. The research reveals that these vehicles wouldn’t drastically reduce the emission of harmful gases in the United States, instead, these vehicles actually put more carbon dioxide into the air than hybrid cars.

 

Author Bio: Julia Morison is a head hunter and a research specialist at Researchomatic. She is traveler, a blogger, a techie and social activist. When she not in her office, she spends her time writing and educating the masses. Find her on twitter @juliamorison

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