Flying Car Being Developed in ChinaFlying Car Being Developed in China
State-owned GAC automotive group looks to create vehicle that can fly and be driven on roads
July 13, 2023
While the FAA recently granted several approvals for the testing of vertical takeoff and flying vehicles, a large automotive company is also pursuing flying vehicles.
The state-owned Guangzhou Automobile Group, the fifth largest automaker in China, is developing flying cars.
A prototype of the flying passenger vehicle was shown recently at the GAC Tech Day in China.
The flying vehicle is called Gove, taking initials from GAC, on the go, vertical and EV.
The craft is equipped with a hydrogen-electric electric hybrid system. It has a separate body configuration, and the flight cabin and chassis can be separated or combined. The vehicle is being designed to fly or be driven on roads.
It would be able to fly and land immediately and can move in all directions, according to the company.
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“GAC uses 90% lightweight composite materials, equipped with a three-redundancy flight control system and multi-eye recognition technology so that the car can fly higher and more stably,” the company stated.
“GAC uses the leading new energy three-electric system to make the flight greener and more powerful. For air-to-ground docking, the application of aerospace-level high-precision docking technology enables the flight capsule to be targeted and precisely docked by the chassis in advance when landing.
The flying car concept is a starting point for the GAC Group.
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