It's hard to keep up with technology, especially when science fiction becomes science fact. For decades, we have watched movies about a future with flying cars. This week, we saw a real one. A prototype flying AirCar completed a test flight between a regional airport in Slovakia and an airport in the capital city Bratislava. The 90km journey took 35 minutes. AirCar is from a company called Klein Vision. A company founder said: "AirCar is no longer just a proof of concept." He said AirCar flew at a height of 2,500 metres and a speed of 185kph. He said science fiction is now "a reality".
AirCar is a road-legal car. It transforms into an aircraft in less than three minutes. The company's CEO flew and landed the vehicle on its test flight. He landed at Bratislava Airport, pushed one button to turn the aircraft into a sports car and drove it into downtown Bratislava. He said the flight was "normal" and "very pleasant". A newer, more powerful AirCar will have a much better engine. It will have a cruising speed of 300kph and a range of 1,000 kilometres. The newer model will be a four-seater as opposed to the two-seater that was recently tested.