Flying cars have been increasing in popularity in the past years with even big names such as Hyundai and Porsche looking to develop these vehicles. Now, a city in England is getting ready to launch the world’s first airport for flying cars.
The world’s first flying car airport, called Air One, is scheduled to be opened later this year and will be located in the English city of Coventry. The project has received a £1.2m ($1.65m) grant to help fund the temporary installation of the airport in Coventry city center, which has been matched by Hyundai.
Air-One can be installed in a matter of days and is set to become the smallest airport ever. It has been created with ultra-compact dimensions so it can be executed in different towns and cities to allow electric air taxis and drones to land and charge their batteries.
The first site will be installed by end of 2021 and located near the Ricoh Arena stadium, the former car park will be transformed into an airport landing platform and runway.
An Urban Air Port can support any vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles and is ideal for emergency circumstances as it can rapidly deploy drones and other vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles to transport supplies, equipment, and people where needed most.
Designers say the temporary sites will help reduce congestion, air pollution, noise pollution, and contribute to a zero-carbon future.
From November, visitors to Coventry will be able to see what a flying car airport looks like and an operational electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle on the landing pad.
With UK government backing and Hyundai Motor Group’s backing we will be witnessing the first fully operational airport in the world.
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