E-Flying Car - Global Award Winning Design
Flexcraft - Reconfigurable With Passenger or Cargo Cabins
Wings Fly Home On Their Own
Portugal's Flexcraft electric flying car design has won the Gold Prize in the Transport category of the International Design Awards. The technology and innovation tucked into the design of this modular vehicle are disruptive innovation. The vehicle is reconfigurable and capable of a variety of missions. It can carry a passenger or cargo cabin and can be used for luxury transport, humanitarian cargo missions or medical evacuations. The cabin is connected to the wings for flight. But after landing, the wings detach and the 3-wheeled cabin drives to its destination as an electric car. The wings can fly themselves to a pre-programmed location, perhaps to pick up another cabin. The cabin and the wings are designed to work together and independently.
Automotive and Aviation Innovation
Flexcraft is the creation of the Flexcraft Consortium, including Almadesign of Lisbon and Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer's Portugal operations. It appears to have the capacity to carry nine passengers and a pilot. It's powered by hybrid electric turbofans, has a range of 575 miles and is operated by a pilot aided by additional autonomous functionality. It offers short takeoff and landing (STOL) capabilities. The main body is composed of the wings and a twin boom tail. Under the main body, mission specific cabins are placed for the journey. This is still in the design/development phase but it is an award winning view of the future of combined driving and flying travel and is a unique entry into the flying car races. It is designed for sustainable, green, versatile mission, flying and driving. For a comprehensive look at the future of flying and driving, go to https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B08S958SBV&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_2AQ3JK9Q1D1J6HTC6FSB