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Sunday, January 8, 2017

These flying cars to be launched in 2020?

After 15 years of developing flying cars, the Urban Aeronautics optimistic to launch their flying car. The flying car named 'The Cormorant' can carry weights up to 500 kilograms and capable of flying at speeds of 185 kilometers per hour.
Rafi Yoeli, founder and CEO of Urban Aeronautics, stands next to a prototype of the Cormorant, a drone, at the company's workshop in Yavne, Israel December 22, 2016. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1hctX5)
According to the founder and CEO of Urban Aeronautics, Rafi Yoeli, the car that use an internal rotor can evacuate victims of armed conflict. In addition, these flying car can be used by the military as a vehicle to avoid the bombs.

"Just imagine, this car can pass through a bomb planted in the city and other dangerous chemical ingredients to be controlled remotely," said Yeoli as quoted from Reuters on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
A prototype of the Cormorant, a drone, is pictured at Urban Aeronautics' workshop in Yavne, Israel December 22, 2016. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1hctX5)
The owner of the company was convinced that the vehicle has a size of a family car, could soon be resolved. Even so, he explained there are some improvements to be made before it is finally launched to the market. Yes, the Cormorant previously called AirMule has a size of a family car and weighs about 1.5 tons. Up to recent research, Yoeli has spent about 14 million dollars, equivalent to Rp.188 billion.
Nevertheless the two creations of Yoeli, until now not yet meet the standards of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The test results in November 2016 said there was a problem regarding the data sent by the sensor device of the flying car. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | REUTERS]
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