The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted special airworthiness certification to the maker of a flying car, another step toward a future world of flying vehicles hovering overhead.
Californian company Alef Aeronautics is the first to receive this certification for a flying vehicle, which will be inspired by the car used by Marty McFly in the movie “Back to the Future.” So the “Model A” will be the first 100% electric automobile, which can move on the road and in the sky, and can get approval from the US government, reports “Global News”.
This vehicle has already proved that it can drive on the road like any other car. Experiments will be planned to determine if a skywalk is possible.
“That’s one small step for airplanes, one giant leap for cars,” Alef Aeronautics CEO Jim Duchovny said in a press release.
The company says the project idea for the Model A occurred in 2015 — the same year the film’s main character, Marty McFly, traveled “toward the future.”
The vehicle can now take off and land vertically. So there is no need for an airstrip like an airport. According to the company, the car can carry one or two passengers and can fly at a speed of 177 kmph.
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