AeroMobil receives Popular Science 2015 Invention Award
Thursday, May 21, 2015 — (Bratislava – May 21, 2015) This month’s edition of the respected Popular Science magazine, has awarded AeroMobil with a Popular Science Invention Award. It was recognized under the May issue of the 2015 Invention Award in the aviation category. Popular Science has acknowledged AeroMobil as one of ten brilliant innovations from this years´ Invention Awards. The Invention Award recognizes scrappy innovators who pull together to tackle an issue and bring their vision to life. Popular Science's acknowledgement specifically points out AeroMobil's success in presenting a product with greater potential than previously seen from other innovators. The award is a testament to AeroMobil's designers, thinkers, and pooled resources that brought the dream to its place of success.
“We are very pleased to have received this industry respected award. It follows our finalist nomination for another Innovation Award during the South by Southwest Interactive festival. These recognitions motivate us to accelerate our work and deliver the car and airplane without compromises,” Vaculík says, “to provide individuals with a new, interesting option for door-to-door personal transportation.”
The AeroMobil company is the brainchild of co-founders Štefan Klein and Juraj Vaculík. It has been in development since 1989, when Stefan Klein first envisioned the possibility of a flying car. It wasn’t until 2010 when Klein and Vaculík joined forces to establish the company with the object of commercializing the project.
The recently unveiled AeroMobil 3.0, introduces improvements from the pre-prototype, the AeroMobil 2.5. With the advancements in technology, the new prototype has been in a regular flight-testing program. There have been over 40 test flights as of October 2014. This model represents the closest representation of the high-end luxury product that pairs a performance car with a small aircraft.
The AeroMobil team’s vision is to continue to refine the design through continued structural and aerodynamic tests. Part of the success behind the AeroMobil strategy, has been the inclusion of multifaceted expert perspectives from around the world to advance the car’s design and appeal.