Road ahead not clear for Volkswagen’s Flying Tiger
Flying car faces several challenges to make it viable and urban-friendly
By Kiran N. Kumar
Recently, Volkswagen has successfully launched its “Flying Tiger” automated electric flying car, making its debut in the world of flying cars in collaboration with Chinese Sunward and British consultant Tangerine.
The electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) prototype can land, take-off and hover vertically and has a luxury x-wing configuration measuring 37.3 feet (11.2 m) in length and 35.3 feet (10.6 m) in width.
There are eight rotors helping the prototype aircraft in vertical lift. Two propellers assist in horizontal flight. To be tested in 2023, the vehicle that can carry four passengers to a distance of 125 miles (200 km), is mainly pitched to cater the high-net worth tech-savvy Chinese customers.
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