A dream that one day cars can soar into the sky, is haunted so many engineers, and entrepreneurs. And though such vehicles are unlikely to be available to any interested person in the next 5-10 years, some companies have already achieved some success in this area. Get at least the Munich Lilium Aviation, which yesterday successfully tested the first ever two-seater electric vehicle with vertical takeoff.
An international team of over 40 designers, engineers and enthusiasts just worked on the creation of the car The Lilium Jet for several years. The vehicle is able to move through the air at up to 300 kilometers per hour, and the battery charge is enough to cover the distance just prior to 300 kilometers. The Lilium Jet has a 10-meter wingspan and equipped 36th movable jet engines. Very important issues in the design of the car is the safety of passengers, as well as the possibility of autonomous flight under the control of the autopilot system.
“Inside our car you will find the exact same battery as in Tesla. At the same time, thanks to the unusual device of wings The Lilium Jet and location of jet engines, the vehicle becomes much more efficient when compared with other aerial vehicles. It consumes extremely little energy, “- he said in an interview with CEO Patrick Naten.
At first, it is planned that The Lilium Jet will manage people, but in the future they can be turned into unmanned taxi (something similar already long planned company Uber). Also in the nearest future the company plans to create a flying electric vehicle that can accommodate up to five passengers instead of two. All cars will be equipped with Lilium Aviation parachute system and Flight Envelope Protection System, preventing strong deviations beyond a safe flight parameters.