AeroMobil co-founder and CEO Juraj Vaculik discussed the impact flying cars could have on our future at SXSW, after revealing his company’s version, the 3.0, might be available as soon as 2017. Their “Flying Roadster” debuted last fall and can fly up to 430 miles and has built-in parachute deployment. (Thank you, Jesus!) After securing additional capital, AeroMobil plans to release a four-seater electric with a range of 900 miles but Vaculik admits implementation will be challenging. The concept requires sweeping changes in global regulation, not to mention wealthy early adopters who love to drive and fly. Vaculik is optimistic says AeroMobil has the support of the EU, who is working to restructure legislation to potentially accommodate a future where cars can take flight:
“We deeply believe we need a revolution in personal transportation.”
Flying cars freak me out in more ways than one, but the video is nothing short of amazing. Watch.