Along with technological developments, cars not only operate on land but also in the air. Many countries are now developing these types of cars. There are even some who have obtained permits to operate on public roads. While others are still in the trial and licensing stage.
Here are two flying cars that have received an operating license:
One of them is a flying car made in the Netherlands, the PAL-V Liberty recently received official permission to pave on public roads. At least, the PAL-V Liberty can be on the highway in the European Union countries.
The permit was given because the PAL-V Liberty has undergone a feasibility test in terms of the specifications required for a vehicle on the road. PAL-V has also undergone tests on a special track to test speed, braking, emissions and noise pollution. From a series of tests, the PAL-V can equip the flying car with a number plate like a vehicle on the highway. It’s just that the PAL-V’s journey to actually being able to operate in the sky and the road has a long way to go.
This flying car, designed by the CEO of PAL-V R Dingenmanse, is required to undergo endurance tests on various roads in the European region. It is planned that testing will be carried out in the next few months.
2. Geely Terrafugia Transition
In addition to the PAL-C, Geely’s Terrafugia flying car company recently announced that its Transition flying car model has been approved to fly from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The company explains this is a significant achievement, as they now hope the Transition car can meet FAA standards and the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) safety agency.
However, customers need to be patient because Terrafugia wants the Transition car to be used without problems both on the road and in the air by 2022.The Terrafugia Transition flying car now has a fly-only version for now, equipped with a Rotax 912iS propeller engine mounted on a part 100 PS powered rear. This engine can be filled with premium petrol or aircraft fuel, and allows the Transition to reach speeds of up to 161 km/hr.