Companies around the world are in a race to make flying cars a reality and based in Chennai Vinata Aeromobility is ready to make a mark in this segment with its hybrid flying car. The company will unveil its autonomous vehicle on October 5 at the Helitech show in London.
Urban air mobility has been classified into two parts – flying passenger cars and freight. During the exhibition, the company will unveil a prototype 2-seater flying car as well as an autonomous hybrid air cargo UAM (Urban Air Mobility) with a payload capacity of 200 kg.
How the car will “fly” on biofuel
Biofuel is a type of energy resource derived from microbial, plant or animal material and is easier to transport, deliver and burn cleanly. Vinata Aeromobility claims their flying car is more sustainable because it will use biofuel.
The hybrid flying car weighs 1,100 kg and the company says it can withstand a maximum takeoff weight of 1,300 kg. Since it has an electric battery, this type of car plane is a hybrid electric VTOL. The car also receives a coaxial quad-rotor.
The car is said to have a range of 100 kilometers and a top speed of 120 km / h. The company says the car has a maximum flight time of 60 minutes and can fly at an altitude of 3,000 feet.
In terms of safety, the car has several engines and propellers. Therefore, if one or more propellers or motors fail, the remaining propellers and motors can safely land the flying car. In the event of a power cut to the generator, the emergency power supply will supply electricity to the motor. It also receives an ejection parachute with activated airbags in the cockpit. The flying car therefore seems safe.
India’s Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia recently mentioned that flying cars will be used for transporting people and goods in the near future. The upcoming UAMs are expected to increase the revenues of the Indian freight industry.