It's hard to keep with technology these days. The latest example science fiction becoming science fact is a flying car. For decades, we have watched movies about a future flying cars. This week, journalists saw a real one flight. A prototype flying AirCar completed a test flight two cities in Slovakia. The car flew between a regional airport and an airport the capital city Bratislava. The 90km journey took 35 minutes to complete. AirCar is a company called Klein Vision. A founder the company said: "AirCar is no longer just a proof of concept." He added: "Flying at [2,500 metres] at a speed [185kph], it has turned science fiction a reality."
AirCar is a road-legal car that transforms an aircraft in less than three minutes. AirCar CEO Professor Stefan Klein flew and landed the vehicle its recent test flight. After landing Bratislava Airport, he pushed one button to transform the aircraft into a sports car. He then drove it downtown Bratislava the city's streets. He described the flight as "normal" and "very pleasant". His company is working a new, more powerful model called AirCar Prototype 2. This will have a much more powerful engine that is capable a cruising speed 300kph and a range 1,000 kilometers. The newer model will also be a four-seater as opposed to the two-seater that was recently tested.