In collaboration with Cranfield University, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions, and Rolls-Royce; Aston Martin has built an autonomous flying car called the Volante Vision Concept. As if it were a real plane, the concept employs vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) technologies.
President and CEO of Aston Martin, Andy Palmer is proud to introduce the concept, in the hope that it will be a starting point for the future transportation changes towards a better direction.
Convenient and easy mobility, as well as less congestion and pollution; according to Andi, it all can be realised through personal air transport. And that’s what the British automaker is trying to achieve with its luxurious self-flying car concept.
To make sure it will work perfectly, the concept will be equipped with the latest aviation, autonomous, electrification technologies. And of course it will showcase the distinctive design of Aston Martin. Regarding passengers, the jet will be able to carry a maximum of three.
According to Professor Iain Gray, who is the Director of Aerospace at Cranfield University. The Volante Vision Concept is such a “forward-thinking project” that combined Aston Martin’s innovating force and Cranfield’s way of working “with and supports business”. He is glad to be part of this project.
Rolls-Royce’s job is to develop high-performance hybrid propulsion system that will be used by Volante Vision Concept. Aston Martin’s Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman has been appointed to lead this concept’s development.