The new model – which looks like something straight out of film Back To The Future – could be in the air in just three years. The NeoXCraft has been developed by Nottingham-based VRCO. The vehicles will be able to travel by air, road and water. The two-person vehicle-carrying 400 pounds of load- could reach airborne speeds of up to 210 mph – and fly for up to an hour at between 1,000ft and 3,000ft. It will use four-powered fans and could take off from right outside your home.
Now, if you don’t wish to FLY to your destination, the fans fold down to become wheels for land-based driving. The developers say those who travel on it will be able to go anywhere on it as long as there is permission for it to land.
The electric craft will be controlled by a computer program. It's hoped that future models could be made to fly autonomously and speed passengers around the country by themselves. CEO and co-founder Daniel Hayes told the Derby Telegraph: “This is a new form of human transportation that’s fully multi-modal. “It can take off vertically from your driveway, garden or wherever it’s safe. You can then land and use the road for the final part of your journey, get out and go into your workplace, and the car will park itself.
Be prepared for a little sticker shock, however. Almost $1.8 million. Even with the high price, the company said that around 100 orders have already been placed.