Here we go again.

September 29, 2016

Another major company Uber has been talking about building flying cars.  Now don’t get me wrong I think flying cars would be way cool.  Vertical takeoff technology is what my team and I have been working on for the last few years. What has been our biggest roadblock has not been the technology, but the fear people have about the change, not to mention extreme regulatory issues. 

An illustration of Moller International's Skycar, which is designed to lift off vertically like a drone. ehang-184-1
So when I hear companies like Uber talking about the flying car, it makes me think of the Moller Skycar I don’t know if you remember that, but it was the flying car from the late 1990s. So many have tried in the past to go down this road of building a flying car only to have it end a disappointment.

 

What Uber and other company need to start working on is not the flying car but the computer systems to help control anything that flys. Then by starting small and with humans providing oversite the idea of a flying car can be something we start thinking about.