AeroMobil hopes to launch its flying car in 2017, and a self-flying car after that

Speaking today at SXSW, AeroMobil CEO Juraj Vaculik argued that his flying car is more than just an interesting prototype, and that he hopes to release the first model of “wealthy supercar buyers” by 2017. Vaculik spoke about how he dreamed of a flying car for the first time 25 years ago, looking for a way to escape an oppressive political regime in Czechoslovakia. “We need another revolution, we need a revolution in personal transportation.” If that metaphor isn’t enough for you, Vaculik moved on to identify three new “prisons” afflicting modern commuters just like (apparently) a communist regime: the traffic prison, the airport prison, and the prison of bad infrastructure. Vaculik also thinks that self-driving cars are only a “partial”…

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