Aston Martin designs flying car for the daily commute

Luxury UK car-maker Aston Martin has developed a hybrid electric car that can take off and land like a drone.  

The Volante Vision Concept was developed along with Cranfield University, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions and Rolls-Royce.

Andy Palmer, Aston Martin’s chief executive, said: "Humans have always spent, on average, one hour commuting to and from work.  The distance we live from our workplace has been determined by the methods of transportation available. 

"VTOL vehicles will enable us to travel further with our hourly commute, meaning we are able to live further away from where we work. Cities will grow, and towns that are today too far away from cities to be commutable will become suburban."

Aston Martin have not disclosed what plans it has to begin serial production of the autocopter.

A number of developments in the field of flying cars have been made in recent years. For example, in Dubai a flying taxi service has been piloted, and in Slovakia, AeroMobil has unveiled the first production model of a car that is capable of flying.

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