Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s a flying car!
Be it cartoon or comic books or even superheroe movies, there’s one thing we keep on seeing which can rarely be witnessed in the real world: A flying car. But there are many companies and persistent engineers who are not giving up to bring the fantasy into real life.
Israel-based Urban Aeronautics company is developing its CityHawk flying cars, powered by hydrogen fuel cells. The company aims to deploy these flying cars like Uber in the sky. The company has recently signed an agreement with HyPoint to advance the incorporation of hydrogen fuel cell power in its CityHawk eVTOL design.
CityHawk is a six-seater vehicle, with a compact footprint and no external wings or rotors. Its small footprint/high payload configuration is optimised for urban transportation and emergency response. The rotorless, wingless design offers enhanced safety and unrestricted mobility with unique “fly anywhere, land anywhere” door-to-door transportation capability.
The engineers have been working on this for almost a decade now. The flying car is the size of a large SUV so that it can land on a sidewalk near homes and offices. Alternatively, up to four CityHawks could land on the roof of an office building compared with just a single traditionally sized helicopter.