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Incredible flying car with folding wings to offer freedom from traffic jams
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Incredible flying car with electric engine and folding wings promises
freedom from traffic jams

The car's body is formed from 3D printed carbon fibre and metals, and it has
fold-away wings, so it can fit into a normal car parking space

Hoversurf, the Russian company behind the notorious "hoverbike" [
http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/rideable-hoverbike-perfect-sci-fi-9895829
], has unveiled its latest invention - a flying car with folding wings that
can fit into parking spaces and promises freedom from traffic jams.

Dubbed the 'Formula Project' [
https://www.hoversurf.com/formula
], the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle seats up to five people,
and is powered by 52 turbine propulsion units and 48 electric thrusters.

Its futuristic body is formed from 3D printed carbon fibre and metals, and
it has fold-away wings, so it can fit into a normal car parking space or
garage.

It navigates using 3D vision technology, and is designed to be as
aerodynamic as possible, with a good weight to strength ratio.
(Image: Cover Images)

    Hoverbike-riding police to patrol the streets of Dubai from 16 feet
above the ground

Hoversurf says that, unlike rival flying car concepts, its Formula Project
vehicle is "ready to use in real world".

"Do you know the problem of all projects of flying cars? They are all made
for the future. None of them you can not use today. Impossible to parked at
the store or put in a garage," the company says on its website.

"Formula - is created for the present day. You will not notice how quickly
it will become a part of your life - conveniently and safely."

Hoversurf made headlines earlier this year when it announced that police in
Dubai would be using its hoverbike - called the Scorpion 3 - to patrol the
streets.

The Scorpion 3 is capable of flying five metres above the ground for up to
25 minutes, hitting speeds of up to 43mph and carry up to 300kg of weight.

Russian bank Vnesheconombank has put several million US dollars into the
project, and claims the bikes could be available to buy from as early as
next year for between £30,000 and £60,000.

"Actually, it is surely not a motorcycle. It is rather a prototype of a
platform, which has a multifaceted future," the bank's chairman Sergey
Gorkov said.

"We believe it has prospects. We are planning to invest in this
multifunctional platform. We think we will need several millions of
dollars."
[© 2017 MGN]



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