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India to launch Asia’s 1st hybrid flying car

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Very soon, traveling would be hassle-free in India as flying cars are going to be a reality! A Chennai-based startup Vinata Aeromobility has made this once a childhood fantasy of an existing entity with a possibility of access to it in our everyday life. Vinata Aeromobility is expected to unveil its autonomous hybrid flying car to the world next month on October 5, at one of the most popular aviation exhibitions – Excel, in London.

 Unveiling the concept for the vehicle, Civil Aviation Minister, Jyotiraditya Scindia said in a statement, “Delighted to have been introduced to the concept model of the soon-to-become Asia’s First Hybrid flying car by the young team of Vinata AeroMobility. Once this takes off, flying cars would be used for transporting people & cargo, as well as for providing medical emergency services.”

Vinata Aeromobility, the startup that has given Aisa its first flying car, was founded by Yogesh Ramanathan. It also comprises leading space scientists from ISRO, Dr. A.E. Muthunayagam as their principal advisor. As per details available on the Vinata AeroMobility website, some of the specifications of the Hybrid flying car include hassle-free commuting, entertainment onboard, full GPS Enabled, better visuals, luxurious feel, etc.

 The vehicle uses AI to take its passengers from one place to another. It looks like a car atop a drone with a quad-copter. It is also capable of vertical take-off and landing using its coaxial quad-rotor. It weighs a total of 1,100 kilograms and can handle a takeoff weight of 1,300 kilograms. The rotors would be powered using an electric battery. On the streets, the car would be powered using biofuel.

 The flight time of this flying car is 60 minutes. It boasts a maximum speed of 120 km per hour. The range is 100 kilometers and the service ceiling is 3,000 feet. Citing how safe the vehicle is, VINATA AeroMobility claims that in case one rotor of the flying hybrid fails, the other functional motors can safely land the aircraft without any casualties.

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