Slovakian company Klein Vision Ltd is to display a flying car at this year's China International Import Expo.Its AirCar arrived at Pudong International Airport on Monday morning. It came from Vienna via Incheon, South Korea.
With wings on both sides, the flying car can change from vehicle mode to flying mode in a short time.More details of the AirCar, a functional prototype, will be released when the expo opens on November 5, it said. Slovakia currently has five successful sport aircraft manufacturers, including Klein Vision. Slovakia's AeroMobil exhibited a flying car at the first import expo last year.
Ludovit Jedlicka, senior designer with Slovakian company Klein Vision Ltd, revealed details of its flying car to Shanghai Daily at the second China International Import Expo.
Shot by Zhou Shengjie. Edited by Zhong Youyang. Subtitles by Wang Xinzhou and Andy Boreham.
The flying car — called the AirCar — can be used both in the air and on the ground. With wings on both sides, it can quickly change from driving mode to flying mode.The transformation is completed at the touch of a button.
Computers inside the car operate the system automatically and are able to lock the wings in the right position. Jedlicka said the combination of car and plane was very hard to do. Weight was a significant issue. "The flying car weighs 800 kilograms. Cars are usually very heavy, but planes can't be," he said.
Jedlicka the company was glad to have come to the second China International Import Expo and felt that the expo was well organized. Klein Vision Ltd regarded the expo as an important opportunity to enter the Chinese market.
Source: SHINE Editor: Wang Yanlin