Hyundai plans 2028 flying cars launch and is developing several models: Hyundai has taken a step forward on its way to making flying cars, and already has in its plans an entire line of air vehicles that sees flying through the skies in less than a decade.
Thus, the largest South Korean car manufacturer is developing models that will take 5 or 6 people inside cities, and also a slightly larger version to fly between cities, according to Bloomberg.
The news agency has interviewed the head of Hyundai's urban air mobility unit, Jaiwon Shin, who expects to enter the market in 2028.
"Those who are always stuck in the middle of traffic will realize what it is like to move with air vehicles," Shin pointed out. "That's when we'll see demand explode," he said.
Morgan Stanley estimates that flying car technology can lead to a market of $ 2.9 trillion by 2040. And that in his most pessimistic predictions.
Hyundai plans 2028 flying cars launch
Hyundai presented its flying car design, which it has developed together with Uber, at the CES technology Fair in Las Vegas, which took place in January.
Uber sees its flying cars running in 2023
Uber, for its part, sees its own flying cars - or air taxis-running much earlier, in 2023 in Los Angeles and Dallas, as pointed out Uber director in Spain, Juan Galiardo, in a presentation attended last October Business Insider Spain.
This urban vehicle, the company said, would not be a prototype but a final product that the customer could use as he already uses any Uber car or helicopters that travel between JFK Airport and Manhattan in 8 minutes and for about 200 dollars per person.
To achieve this, the driverless vehicle platform has signed two Space Act Agreements (SAA) with NASA to jointly investigate concepts and technologies related to urban air traffic.
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A hacker reveals what is watching the interior camera of Model 3 and model and Tesla
Tesla included an interior camera in the central rearview mirror of the Model 3 and Model Y, which the company led by Elon Musk explained as a mechanism to prevent damage to vehicles used in its future self-driving taxi service and later gave the possibility to activate to improve the safety of its vehicles.
Now, thanks to the hacker 'Green' we know in what respects this camera is fixed.
The interior camera, which has been in these two models since its launch, had not been activated until the software update last June, when Tesla gave the option to launch it to capture images and videos prior to crashes or situations in which security is endangered to "help engineers develop security elements and improvements in the future," as the company detailed with that update.
Well, the hacker Green has revealed the specific elements that this camera detects: most are behaviors that have to do with where the user's eyes look or if he has his head down instead of driving slope; also if he is using the phone, and even detects where he is looking when wearing sunglasses.
At the moment, Tesla is not using this information to draw attention to the vehicle, but this information suggests that Elon Musk's company could develop from this data some system to monitor driving or alerts in case the driver is not paying attention to the road for a continuous time.
Green himself pointed to these possibilities on Twitter: "Clearly they are developing a different driving monitoring system," considered the hacker, who added that the possibilities are wide: check if the driver is not attentive, prevent any movement if he is looking sideways and has an obstacle in front...
The californian company is still in the race by driving autonomous, to the point that Musk revealed in July that they were "very close" to reaching the level 5 of this technology, which would mean that the vehicle could go on the road without any driver intervention, as revealed on the employer in a message to the opening of the World Conference of Artificial Intelligence (WAIC) of Shanghai (China).
"I remain confident that we will have the basic functionality for full Level 5 autonomy this year," Musk said in the speech. However, industry experts have been saying for some time that it will be time before it is ready and the public trusts it.
Tesla beat the third quarter of this 2020 its manufacturing record, delivering 139,300 vehicles, 53% more than the previous three months. However, the stop of the coronavirus makes it very difficult to reach its target of 500,000 vehicles by the end of the year, since so far it has taken about 318,000.