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During this year Hyundai’s European Operations Director Michael Cole International Automotive Summit revealed that the company anticipates flying cars in cities “towards the end of this decade” by setting 2030 as an unofficial deadline. A prototype of a flying car unrelated to Hyundai was also recently completed intercity flight, staying for 35 minutes in the air.

South Korea the car company is currently partnering with a global equestrian company Uber develop air travel in accordance with the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) concept. This is in the works that will be launched under the name Uber Air in 2023.

Hyundai hopes to make it easier urban congestion by exploiting the airspace above it. One of the eVTOL vehicles (CES) unveiled at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is called the S-A1, which seats up to five people, including the pilot, and doesn’t look fragmented unlike a small airplane. These vehicles are suitable for short flights within or between cities.


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As technology evolves Hyundai has designed rebrand himself as a “provider of smart mobility solutions” and not just as a car manufacturer, as the frontiers of the transport industry are constantly expanding with innovations such as the S-A1. Its aim for eVTOL vehicles is to “frees people from locking up“In an effort to get time back instead of losing hours of days to traffic and commuting,” said Chung Euisun, vice president of Hyundai Motor Group, at last year’s CES.


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[via Dezeen, image via Hyundai]

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