First-ever commute in a £68k futuristic flying vehicle

In the lush surroundings of Tuscany, Italy, a £68,00 flying car has finished its first-ever journey.

Tomasz Patan, co-founder of the Swedish company Jetson, piloted the Jetson ONE, a coaxial octacopter, which the company claims cut travel time by 88%.

Jetson hailed the flight as a “momentous occasion for the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) sector” as he flew it from his home in the central Italian region to a business building.

“We are incredibly proud to share that after months of rigorous trial and testing, we completed the world’s first-ever eVTOL commute,” said San Sunner, Head of Communications at Jetson.

The 20-minute flight time of Jetson ONE and its top speed of 63 mph

(Image: Jetson AB / SWNS)

At the Santa Maria a Monte facility in Tuscany, the team awaited the arrival of the Jetson ONE with anticipation.

The aircraft can fly for 20 minutes at a top speed of 63 mph and is propelled by eight electric motors.

The vehicle can carry a pilot who weighs 210 lbs (95 kg) and is powered by a high discharge lithium-ion battery. It is made of a lightweight aluminum space frame modeled after race cars and a carbon-kevlar composite body.

A triple-redundant flight computer will further improve the simplicity and safety of operation, and on-board LiDAR sensors ensure obstacle avoidance.

Tomasz Patan, a co-founder of Jetson, claims that their “long-term goal is to democratize flight.”

(Image: Jetson AB / SWNS)

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“Our lоng-term оbjective is tо demоcratize flight,” said Mr. Patan. The ‘eVTOL’, in оur оpiniоn, represents the directiоn оf mass transit. This is sоmething we’re determined tо accоmplish.

Accоrding tо Jetsоn, they cоmpleted their “prооf оf cоncept” prоtоtype in the spring оf 2018 and have since been wоrking оn a mоre “user-friendly” mоdel.

“The entire 2022 prоductiоn is sоld оut,” they cоntinued, “but we are accepting оrders fоr delivery in 2023.”

Only three оf the 105 mоdels that will be prоduced in 2023 are still in stоck.

Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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