Future is here

Nowadays technologies are developing so fast, that sometimes it is hard for us to keep the pace.
21 March, 2020
Many things that we considered fairy tales some years ago now are coming true. One of the key components to many of these projects – aluminium. Thanks to its unique qualities of being anticorrosive, lightweight, ductile and strong at the same time, it can be used to execute the most creative and bold ideas.

That way, the world's first flying car named 'PAL-V Liberty' is being currently developed by a Dutch company called PAL-V (Personal Air and Land Vehicle). Their transport, which is a combination of a helicopter and three-wheeled car, is basically a small two-person aircraft that can also travel on public roads.
According to the company's official website their transport is "inspired by nature, engineered by men and evolved over time. The PAL-V Liberty is a marriage between safety and fun, designed to satisfy the most demanding customers."

The main material for the construction is aluminium together with carbon and titanium. Thanks to the qualities of the materials chosen, the final product turns to be lightweight: with 2 engines and rotor it weights only 664 kg! It takes less than 9 seconds to get from 0 to 100 km per hour and will be able to attain a top speed of 160 kmph on roads, while it will also be able to fly at a speed of 180 kmph. The manufacturer claims that the car turns into a flying transport in just three minutes. When being tiny helicopter, its will be able to cover a distance of about 500 km on a full tank. Sounds futuristic, doesn't it?

The car does not only have interesting technological qualities. It looks pretty unique. According to its creators, "the PAL-V Liberty is designed in collaboration with Italian design bureaus. Only the most beautiful and refined shapes and colors were used all in pursuit of perfection in shape."

PAL-V company has a target of starting the commercial production of the vehicle by next year. To make the project possible in the chosen period, they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Gujarat's Industries Principal Secretary MK Das to set up a manufacturing facility in Gujarat, India. The developers commented that they had chosen Gujarat for its "world class infrastructure, ease of doing business and better port and logistic facilities." They also highlighted that the cars manufactured in India would also be exported to markets including European countries, and the United States.
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