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AirCar is an autonomous all-electric human carrying flying car.

AirCar is a team of engineers, pilots, industrial designers and entrepreneurs with the vision of making an all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) flying car. They have envisioned a prototype capable of a top speed of 120 km/h with a range of 72 km (or 42 miles) with a 2 passenger and 500 kg lift capacity. The motors would produce 400 kW or 530 hp. The prototype could be charged by 80% in 15 minutes.

The AirCar's vision is to build an autonomous eVTOL aircraft using artificial intelligence (AI). The AI would fly the aircraft safely and around other airborne vehicles and take commands from its passengers as well. The AirCar is envisioned to be a completely autonomous AI all-electric eVTOL aircraft.

A rendering of the AirCar concept.

The prototype shows a total seat length of 1.3 meters, providing a 0.65-meter seating area for each passenger. Their would be a ballistic parachute lever placed below either seat.

As of January 2020, the AirCAR website has 3-D graphics of what they envision their AirCar to look like. Their website reveals no press releases, no scale models and no working prototypes.

Competitors to AirCar's prototype include Uber's VTOL taxis, AeroMobile, Airbus' Project Vahana, Kitty Hawk, Volocopter 2X, Moog SureFly, Opener BlackFly, Terrafugia Transition, Ehang 184, Joby Aviation air taxi, Jaunt Aviation, Porsche-Boeing flying taxi, Hyundai's flying taxi divison, Aston Martin Volante Vision and Rolls-Royce.

Of their competitors, Kitty Hawk, Moog SureFly, Opener BlackFly, Terrafugia Transition and Volocopter have working prototypes, either at scale or full-sized.

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May 2, 2019

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Devangshu Datta
August 7, 2021
@bsindia
The interest in such vehicles is driven by e-commerce penetration and the popularity of ride-hailing. The pandemic has also led to a new focus on personal transport
Ishan Patra
July 3, 2021
The Hindu
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Livemint
July 2, 2021
mint
AirCar is a dual-mode car-aircraft vehicle that is aiming to become a production-ready vehicle
July 2, 2021
Geekologie
17 people were injured in South Los Angeles on Wednesday evening when an LAPD bomb squad attempted to safely detonate about 5,000 pounds of seized illegal fireworks and their containment vehicle ended up exploding. Police detonated the devices at...
July 2, 2021
The Indian Express
AirCar, a dual-mode car-aircraft vehicle, completed a historic 35-minute flight between two international airports in Slovakia on June 28.
July 1, 2021
Geekologie
On Monday, the Klein Vision AirCar completed its first ever inter-city flight. AirCar, a dual-mode car-aircraft vehicle moved closer to production this week, fulfilling a key development milestone in a 35-minute flight from the international airport in Nitra to...
Nick Squires
June 30, 2021
The Telegraph
The AirCar, which is powered by an engine made by BMW, is capable of flying around 600 miles at a cruising speed of 120mph
By Zoe Kleinman
June 29, 2021
BBC News
The vehicle runs on regular fuel and can travel up to 1,000km while airborne, its creator says.
November 4, 2020
Geekologie
Klein Vision completed the maiden voyage of it's flying AirCar prototype last week, finally making a reality what no actual person wants to be a reality. The latest generation of flying car developed by KleinVision company transforms from road...

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