If the overall plan can be achieved smoothly, it seems that the sci-fi film travels in a quad-axis aircraft is close at hand, but many people are not interested in it.
With safety and control in place, traditional flying cars can fly in the sky in 2020, but disruptive flying cars will not become practical until 2025.
The first is a rechargeable battery. Shanley told reporters that if there is no subversive change in the rechargeable battery of the diesel engine, it will encounter two problems from beginning to end, flying very close and easy to burn. The mileage anxiety of pure electric vehicles will continue to be extended in the flying car. Since the current kinetic energy of rechargeable batteries cannot adapt to long-distance aviation, there is also the risk of over-temperature fire.
Andrew Nelson, a top technical engineer at L3Technologies, a US aviation and defense security agency, also said in an interview that the many security risks of power lithium batteries will delay the time-to-market of eVTOLs.
Another element that awaits subversive changes is air traffic management regulations and system software.
In China, the intelligent unmanned aircraft and unmanned four-axle aircraft manufacturer in Guangzhou has received the airworthiness grant from the Civil Aviation Administration of China. In foreign countries, Uber and NASA signed an agreement on outer space law to carry out road management for unmanned vehicles that will fly at low altitudes. But this does not mean that the flying car can be casually "God".
“eVTOLs are a new upgrade definition, and it is estimated that 3-5 years of compliance management verification and related laws and regulations must be in place.” Nelson said that pure electric vehicle quadcopters and driverless technology must be longer abroad. The detection and its lower failure rate ensure its safety.
According to the survey data of Swiss Bank in 2017, 75%-80% of the commercial airlines' aviation operations have all been carried out by driverless, but 54% of the audience do not want to take the autopilot flights.
At least 20 years ago, the key way of urban public transportation in the future should be autonomous electric vehicle taxis. It can also maintain zero crowding, zero safety accidents and zero emissions according to the renovation of transportation infrastructure such as 5G and V2X. Purpose. Even if the flying car can be commercialized at the end of this year, it will only be responsible for high-end traffic with medium-level spacing.
The development trend of flying cars has also encountered many challenges, but Shanley told the future car (ID: auto-time), she firmly believes that high-tech can solve all difficulties, "maybe back 10 years ago, battery cars and driverless cars only from The short-term connection between the car and the flying car."
Jaiwon Shin, deputy director of the NASA Airline Scientific Research Association, also expressed at the future White House seminar of unmanned aircraft and airlines: "NASA's VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Falling Quadcopter) The market outlook remains cheerful."
China's very good opportunity can become a technical predator. When there is a probability of clothing, food and shelter, people have to work diligently to make it become real and practical."