CycloTech has unveiled the concept of its first flying car: CruiseUp. The two-seat electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft promises to transform short-distance urban travel. Moreover, it will provide superior performance to other electric vehicles of its kind, according to the company.
For those in a hurry:
- CycloTech has introduced the concept of its first flying car, CruiseUp, a two-passenger electric plane;
- The company is known for its innovations in propulsion, using the CycloRotor system based on Voith-Schneider propellers, which provides exceptional flexibility to the aircraft;
- The CruiseUp is twice the size of a regular car and has six CycloRotors, giving it a futuristic look;
- The company estimates that the maximum speed of the flying car is 150 kilometers per hour, while its range reaches about 100 kilometers.
- CycloTech expects CruiseUp to be available only after 2035, waiting for air taxis and eVTOL buses to pave the way for a new era of sustainable and efficient air transportation.
CycloTech, based in Linz, Austria, is known for its innovations in CycloRotor propulsion. This system, based on Voith-Schneider propellers, allows thrust to be directed almost instantaneously, giving the aircraft exceptional agility. This technology has been widely used in naval vessels for precise maneuvering and control in the water.
Watch a video demonstration of the CycloRotor system below:
CycloTech flying car
In its initial concept, the CruiseUp is twice the size of a regular car, providing room for two passengers. With six strategically located CycloRotors, the car has a futuristic look. In addition, it is planned to include a small compartment for luggage or carrying additional passengers, it was announced Cyclotech.
However, it should be noted that, unlike conventional aircraft, a CruiseUp plane requires constant thrust to stay in the air, which requires significant energy consumption. CycloTech estimates a top speed of 150 km/h and a range of approximately 100 km.
The company offers a realistic vision regarding the implementation of the CruiseUp system, and expects it to be available only after 2035. It is expected that by then, air taxis and eVTOL buses will pave the way for a new era of clean and efficient air transportation.
The CycloTech proposal arouses interest not only for its design and technological innovation, but also for the commercial challenge it will face in the coming years. Using this technology in small drones could be a promising first step.
In a context where sustainable urban mobility is becoming increasingly important, initiatives such as CycloTech are vital to shaping the future of transport. Let’s wait for the next chapters of this technological journey.
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