Great Scott! Zionist Flying Car Of Doomᵀᴹ
Welcome to Israel – where we are making dreams reality.
A “flying car” being developed by an Israeli firm successfully completed its first trip over terrain this past November, Reuters reported Tuesday.
Urban Aeronautics, based in Yavne in central Israel, hopes to bring the Cormorant into the market by 2020. Formerly known as Air Mule, the drone is about the size of a family car and can be operated remotely.
The Cormorant is designed to fly in urban environments, featuring internal rotors rather than external propellers. This allows it to more easily navigate between buildings and utility wires. Weighing 3,300 pounds, the Cormorant can travel up to 115 miles per hour and carry a payload of up to 1,100 pounds.
Urban Aeronautics believes that the drone could be used to evacuate casualties from hostile environments and help emergency responders quickly deliver aid to isolated populations.
“Just imagine a dirty bomb in a city and chemical substance of something else and this vehicle can come in robotically, remotely piloted, come into a street and decontaminate an area,” Urban Aeronautics founder and CEO Rafi Yoeli told Reuters.
Perhaps we are not all that far off after all.
And the Cubs did win only last year.
Now let’s cracking on those hoverboards.