Design Concepts and Market Opportunities for “Flying Automobiles”

Paper #:
  • 921570

Published:
  • 1992-08-01
Citation:
Sarh, B., "Design Concepts and Market Opportunities for “Flying Automobiles”," SAE Technical Paper 921570, 1992, https://doi.org/10.4271/921570.
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Pages:
29
Abstract:
This paper analyzes and compares design characteristics and engineering performance data of diverse transportation systems including commercial aviation airplanes and automobiles with flying automobiles built in the past and with future Advanced Flying Automobile design concepts.Also, the attempt was made to explore the need for a faster and more convenient door-to-door transportation system, especially for intercity travel distances of 100 to approximately 800 miles. It was found that if an extremely user-friendly advanced flying automobile could be developed, market opportunities of tremendous impact would arise. The consumer using this new transportation system will be awarded with dramatic increase in personal mobility.
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