Tighten your seatbelt and put on your gear as we take you on a awesome journey in to what would be the future of transportation with ‘Green Cars’ that are right out of flicks like Matrix or i-Robot. There are some which show the green creativity of young, modern designers while the others just show how the big boys can play when given a free hand with work. These cars do not just go on land; they fly in the air, go for a dive under the ocean and even make you wonder if they indeed are cars!! This ride just gets better with every step, so hang on to your seats and let the future come alive in front of your eyes…
1. Honda’s future akin to the Matrix!
This is the project design that Honda says would be on the street by the end of next five decades. (I might, just might live to see this on the streets) The car is being said to be powered by Solar Hybrid technology & is a vehicle that is four in one. It can launch 4 different modes of vehicles I suppose. Like the Mini-Bike in the batman car maybe! Honda plan to attain this goal by integrating Nanotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, Gyros & molecular engineering. You know all this sounds so mind-boggling in theory itself. Hollywood would look so dull and pale when this indeed does hit the road! Awesomeness!!
For more than five decades, science fiction has been tormenting us with hallucination of in-the-air roadways and hastily choreographing sports car-like flying cars. A number of businesses have been hunting the reverie for such a long time.
NASA’s PAV (Personal Air Vehicle) Challenge could do a great job to chase the wild dream. To kindle rapid modernism and advancement in PAV performance, NASA has funded $2,000,000 in cash prizes for the PAV flight competition.
Here is a list of some of the flying cars, including some vehicles that have taken a voyage in the air while some are waiting to do the same in the near future.
The Advanced Flying Automobile Sokol A400 is a dual mode vehicle capable of operating on the ground at freeway speeds and flying at general aviation aircraft speeds. All components needed to drive and fly are integral parts of the vehicle (permanently attached). Flight components (wing, horizontal & vertical stabilizer, and propeller) are stored inside the body in the automotive configuration and are deployed automatically by pushing a button to convert the vehicle into the aircraft configuration. Telescopic flight components minimize storage requirements. Principles of automated deployments and retraction of all components has been demonstrated by the AFA functionality model (shown below).