The sale of flying cars could arrive in 2024 and Airbus is already launched on the market

Flying Cars of Airbus

Flying cars could be a reality in the very near future and be commercially available in 2024. In fact, the greatest impediment does not respond to the technological capacity to manufacture them, but to the regulatory difficulties that their existence would generate.

At the moment, it is difficult for administrations to provide a sufficient level of security for these cars to soar through the urban skies, as Hugh Martin, CEO of Lacuna Technologies, a company that helps cities create transport policies, assures.

In fact, governments are already working on creating regulations to manage flying vehicle traffic in the future, according to CNBC. In this sense, the regulations would include transit obligations, as well as stipulations on the places that would be prepared for the take-off and landing of these vehicles. “Instead of having one airport per city, there will be thousands of airports scattered throughout the territory,” he explained.

On the other hand, Martin adds one more unknown to the equation, the price. According to this expert, it is very likely that the majority of the population cannot afford, yet, to acquire these vehicles, so the safest thing is that a few people, with sufficient financial capacity, drive these flying cars while the roads meet to the rest of cars, which will be electric.

Airbus Flying Vehicles

Airbus has already revealed its ‘flying taxi’

One more example that the problem lies in the legislation and the price is the proliferation of products of this type. While large companies in the automotive sector have already presented different models of flying cars, such as Xpeng and Fiat Chrysler, Airbus has gone further by presenting its ‘flying taxi’.

The European civil aircraft manufacturer has unveiled its latest edition of CityAirbus, a zero-emission electric vehicle built to fly in noise-sensitive urban areas.

With the intention of being the precursor company in ‘flying taxi’ services in cities, the vehicle, called eVTOL, can carry four passengers, be piloted remotely and fly up to 80 kilometers at a speed of 120 kilometers per hour, as is as explained by the company itself.

One of the aspects on which the design of this vehicle has focused the most has been noise reduction. In fact, eVTOL technology allows it to emit sound levels below 65 decibels during flight and close to 70 decibels during landing.

In the same vein as Hugh Martin’s statements, Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters, explains that the real challenges of this technology are urban integration, public acceptance and air traffic management.

“We are on a quest to co-create an entirely new market that sustainably integrates urban air mobility in cities while addressing environmental and social concerns,” adds Even.