Flying cars could be available in the UK by 2020
The futuristic NeoXCraft is currently being developed by aviation company VRCO and the University of Derby.
The sight of flying cars in UK skies could become a reality as soon as 2020.
Nottingham-based aviation company VRCO has teamed up with the University of Derby to create the £1.5 million NeoXCraft, a luxurious flying vehicle which will be controlled via voice commands.
It will use four high-powered fans to soar to heights of between 1000 and 3000ft and is capable of reaching speeds of up to 210mph.
When the NeoXCraft is positioned safely on the ground pushing a certain button will also transform it into a standard 4 wheeled car.
It's not yet clear what kind of test aspiring pilots will need to undertake in order to be able to take charge of the vehicle.
Despite the steep asking price, the fact they haven't actually yet built a prototype or received certification, VRSCO have already had 100 pre-orders.
"We are about to build the prototypes to get it to certification and that's going to take at least 18 months,' said Daniel Hayes, CEO and co-founder of VRCO. "If we are successful then we are hopeful of having something we can insure and sell."
"These will be supercars of the skies, they are luxury and high-performing."
If this first model is successful, it's their hope that future NeoXCraft models will feature autonomous software which will allow them to fly passengers all over the country without a driver.
British engineering specialist Prodrive, ride-hailing platform Uber and Elon Musk’s car manufacturing company Tesla are just a few examples of some of the other companies around the world who are also currently developing flying cars for commercial use.
Source: Daily Mail