Flying cars and vehicles are the next step for the human mobility. We are seeing how they are getting electric, but the next step is conquering the sky with flying vehicles, either cars or drones. This type of vehicles that has been presented used to have big wings or propellers that make them fly, making it bigger and more difficult to maneuver, for example, to land on a building.
But the company Urban Aeronautics wants to solve this problem. The brand wants to make eVTOL that could fly without wings or propellers, making it easier to control and more usable in the daily life. The vehicle has been name Cityhawk. The technology that affords it to fly is what they have named Fancraft, it consists in two big propellers hidden in the front and in the back of the vehicle, making it more stable and reducing the noise in and out of the cabin.
The vehicle can transport five people and have some autonomous systems that can adapt to the air traffic and the buildings and obstacles, and can be driven in any moment of the day and with all the meteorological conditions. It will have a fuel battery technology that will work with hydrogen, that has been developed with the help of the Californian Company Hypoint, and the flying tests that have been made have ended with good results.
Urban Aeronautics has said that they need to collect more than $100 million to keep improving the Fancraft technology that can revolutionize the future of the flying vehicles. Investors of Brazil, United States of America or Israel have invested in this project, and they expect to get more. For example, Israel has ordered one of this vehicles to use it as a flying ambulance in the future, so some investors believe in this project. We have to keep close to this project, and see how it improves.