The Jetsons in real life! The footage shows a pilot navigating a £ 68,000 flying vehicle dubbed the Jetson One

From The Jetsons to Harry Potter, flying cars are key features in science fiction blockbusters.

Now, the developers have been inspired by the Jetsons with their futuristic flying vehicle: Jetson One.

The vehicle can reach speeds of up to 63 miles per hour with a range of around 20 miles, and its developers claim that “anyone can buy and operate one” – that is, if you have a spare £ 68,000 ($ 92,000) to burn.

The all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft launched in October last year and proved so popular that it sold out almost immediately for delivery later this year.

This week, Jetson, the Swedish-Polish company behind it, revealed a new footage showing a pilot navigating the flying vehicle.

A Swedish startup has developed a personal flying vehicle it says

A Swedish startup has developed a personal flying vehicle that says “anyone can fly” called Jetson One and is available for £ 66,000 ($ 92,000)

The car is named after The Jetsons, a

The car is named after The Jetsons, a fictional “future family” created in the early 1960s by Hanna-Barbera Productions and which included UFO-like flying cars

SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE ‘JETSON ONE’ FLYING VEHICLE

full speed: 63 mph

Align: About 20 miles

Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)

Maximum rider weight: 210 lbs (85 kg)

Dimension: 97 inch / 59 inch / 40 inch

Width when folded: 35 inches

Flight controls: 3-axis joystick, throttle lever

Battery Type: High discharge lithium ions

Chassis: The whole space cell in aluminum

Engine type: High power brushless electric outrunner

In the latest vehicle clip, posted on Youtubethe company said: “At Jetson we are working hard so that you can experience the purest form of flight for yourself.”

In the video, an unnamed driver can be seen skilfully navigating the flying vehicle over fields and trees.

Jetson has already shown that the vehicle can also be piloted On the water.

Peter Ternström, half the brain behind Jetson, said: “The first time I flew it, it was fantastic: it’s completely vibration-free, so it doesn’t look like a helicopter or an airplane.

‘He’s totally new and he’s euphoric. We are opening another dimension for people. ‘

He added: “But we have a vision far beyond the Jetson One: we want to make a two-seater flying car in four years.

“By the end of the decade, we want a four-seater flying car on the market that can replace a regular family car, and everyone will want it.

“We want to make cities a better place to live and mass transit will have to change to do that – everything is going up in the air!

“People think it’s crazy, but we believe everyone can become a pilot by the end of the decade. Evolution almost happens. ‘

Ternström and co-founder Tomasz Patan founded Jetson in 2017 after first thinking about the concept several years earlier.

In the video, an unnamed driver can be seen skilfully navigating the flying vehicle over fields and trees

In the video, an unnamed driver can be seen skilfully navigating the flying vehicle over fields and trees

Jetson has already shown that the vehicle can also be flown over water

Jetson has already shown that the vehicle can also be flown over water

The following year they began implementing safety features to ensure it was safe to fly, including sensors, spare motors, and speed limiters.

It does not need a runway to take off or land and was built to ensure a smooth landing for the pilot.

The first version of the Jetson One models went on sale immediately after the vehicle’s official launch in October 2021, so the company is now accepting orders for delivery in 2023.

Ternstrom said, “It’s not like something that’s already out there, that’s what makes it so unique and exciting.

‘But many people see our vision, I get a purchase request every 15 minutes, day and night.

“Every couple of hours I get a request to purchase the entire company!”

He added: “People want to be a part of history – imagine you are one of the first hundreds of people in the world to own one.

‘Imagine showing up at a suburban McDonald’s in one of these.

‘Will people look at you thinking it’s James Bond? Do they also come from planet Earth? ‘

The Jetson One weighs 190 pounds (86 kg) and can fly for 20 minutes at a time, with a battery charge time of up to two hours.

It is controlled with a joystick and a throttle lever and can reach speeds of up to 100 km / h.

The first version of the Jetson One models went on sale immediately after the vehicle's official launch in October 2021, so the company is now accepting orders for delivery in 2023.

The first version of the Jetson One models went on sale immediately after the vehicle’s official launch in October 2021, so the company is now accepting orders for delivery in 2023.

It is designed primarily for play, rather than as a true personal transport vehicle, as it has a maximum operating range of approximately 15 miles

It is designed primarily for play, rather than as a true personal transport vehicle, as it has a maximum operating range of approximately 15 miles

The vehicle is still subject to flight restrictions which vary from country to country, which means that it cannot be used in the city at the moment.

But the founders believe this will change as people open their minds to travel by air, not road.

Ternstrom said he and Patan hope to see 15% of all wheeled transport moved through the air by 2035 and 50% by 2050.

He added: ‘Moving forward, we want to make big cities better places to live.

“For our children, cities can be greener: there will be no need for space for lots of parking lots and streets because it’s all in the air.

“We won’t be the only ones to solve this problem, but we can work with other companies and we can all do it together.”

The vehicle is still subject to flight restrictions which vary from country to country, which means that it cannot be used in the city at the moment. At the moment it is only for open country (pictured)

The next step in Ternström and Patan’s vision is to create a two-seater flying car with some luggage space by 2026.

Dubbed “a luxury car for the sky”, the model is already in the works.

But the inventors don’t stop there: insisting that by the end of the decade people will be able to get their hands on four-seater flying cars.

The couple believe these can replace a classic “family car” and will completely revolutionize road travel.

Ternström said: “Our models will be the most beautiful things you can own – everyone will want them.

‘People think it’s crazy, but trust me, evolution happens quickly. Our goal is to make everyone a driver within a decade. ‘

Take off for air taxis! NASA is testing an electric plane that takes off and lands vertically and could carry passengers at 200mph through busy cities by 2024

NASA is testing a new electric plane that can take off and land vertically, in the hope that by 2024 it will be able to carry passengers through busy cities at 200 mph.

The Joby Aviation vehicle could someday serve as an air taxi service for those in the cities and surrounding areas, adding an alternative mode of transportation for people and cargo, according to the NASA team working in Big Sur. California.

The all-electric “flying taxi” can take off and land vertically and is a six-rotor-powered helicopter designed to be as quiet as possible.

The 10-day study began on September 1 and will see officials from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center test its performance and acoustics.

The electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle (eVTOL) is the first in a series of aircraft that will be tested as part of NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) campaign to find future rapid modes of transportation that could be approved for public use.