Flying Cars are Coming!
Flying cars will no longer by science fiction! For those of you who are Casey Neistat fans you may have already seen the video, but if not please watch it!
Big companies such as Airbus and Uber are trying to make flying cars using drone style technology. However, they are having issues with how to power and regulate these machines.
Starting with how to power them, they are not using gas, but instead are using batteries. Yet battery technology has not caught up with this idea yet, so engineers are still trying to figure out how to power these more efficiently. Flying takes more energy than driving.
There’s also the concern that an accident in one of these could take down an entire building. The Federal Aviation Administration will be heavily regulating flying cars, as they did with personal drones.
So these businesses betting on flying cars are taking huge risks, mainly because the FAA may put so many regulations on them that they will not be able to return a profit.
Kitty Hawk has some momentum behind them however, they have Sebastian Thrun. Sebastian ran Google’s street mapping and self-driving car projects. He will be overseeing the flying car engineers. The owner of Kitty Hawk is also Google’s founder: Larry Page. There’s also more than 19 companies working on personal flying cars, so the competition is stiff and the race has begun.