Slovakian company AeroMobil just unveiled their newest prototype flying car in Brussels. The company CEO Juraj Vaculik announced that the company plans to have the vehicle, dubbed the AeroMobil 3.0, commercially available by 2017.
The advantages of a flying car are obvious: first and foremost, it’s awesome. Also it could be used in emergency situations where road infrastructure doesn’t allow regular vehicles to move fast enough.
For domestic users, it could cut commute times and allow for better medium-distance mobility. Slovakian company AeroMobil has been working since 1989 to build such a vehicle, and their most recent release is the 3.0 model.
AeroMobil 3.0 is the latest in a series of experimental prototypes that the Slovakian company has been toying with. The design brings several additional features and design improvements over older vehicles, and the company hopes to have it commercially available by the end of the year. One such improvement could be the passenger limit — currently, all of the company’s prototypes allow for two passengers, but Vaculik hinted this could change, calling the 3.0 the “first product in a series of innovative vehicles.” However, the company hasn’t released any details of future designs.
You can see the vehicle in the Justus Lipsius bulding in Brussels, were it will be on display until August 1st.