November 17, 2021

What if cars could fly?

By Louis C H Fourie

ALTHOUGH the Covid-19 pandemic brought many tragedies and immense hardship, it also brought many new innovations. Probably because people were able to focus on the task at hand.

One of the innovations is the long-standing dream of a flying car that was predicted by Henry Ford in the year 1940. Many attempts followed since then, but apparently the year 2020 became a very significant year towards making cars fly.

Could it mean the end of traffic jams and long hours on the road during rush hour? Will crossroads, traffic lights and roundabouts disappear since the traffic in various directions would be separated by altitude?

Flying cars

On October 27 last year, science fiction became a reality when a flying sports car took to the skies. KleinVision, the Slovakian flying car manufacturer, was founded by Professor Stefan Klein who devoted the past 20 years of his life to…

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