AirCar (production model)
Established in 2017, AirCar Corporation's vision is to build an autonomous electric vertical take off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft using artificial intelligence (AI) to not only fly the aircraft safely in the air and around other airborne vehicles but also to take commands from its passengers as well. The AirCar envisions using the latest technology available today, for the most advance travel for Urban Air Mobility (UAM).
When we look to tomorrow at AirCar Corp. we think of flying cars, excitedly. AirCar will set the stage for tomorrow's urban transportation. An all-electric, autonomous and intelligent flying car that defines our vision of tomorrow. With its technology, AirCar provides answers to questions about flying cars of the future. With AirCar, say hello to the future! -AirCar
The AirCar production model is a two passenger autonomous eVTOL aircraft with a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph), a range of 88-128 km (55-80 miles) and has a maximum load of 500 kg (1,102 lb). The front of the aircraft has a futuristic car type look, has eight electric propellers, eight electric motors, a carbon fiber fuselage with four fixed landing struts. The interior seats are wider than first class flight seats providing maximum comfort for urban air travelers.
The batteries can charge to 80% in 15 minutes time and the battery packs are easily changed-out to help people fly longer distances in an urban areas. The company expects the AirCar will take two parking spaces when landed and have emergency parachutes.
- Aircraft type: eVTOL passenger aircraft
- Piloting: Autonomous
- Capacity: 2 passengers and luggage
- Maximum speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)
- Range: 88-128 km (55-80 miles)
- Maximum payload: 500 kg (1,102 lb)
- Propellers: 8 propellers
- Electric Motors: 8 electric motors, each producing 400 kW (530 hp)
- Power source: Batteries, can be charged by 80% in 15 minutes
- Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
- Windows: Windows for forward, side and top views
- Landing gear: Fixed skid type landing gear
- Safety Features: Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), provides safety through redundancy for its passengers and/or cargo. DEP means having multiple propellers and motors on the aircraft so if one or more motors or propellers fail, the other working motors and propellers can safely land the aircraft. The aircraft has a whole aircraft ballistic parachute for use in emergency situations.