AeroMobil receives Popular Science 2015 Invention Award

(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. 

About AeroMobil

AeroMobil is a leader in mobility in three dimensions with a vision to liberate personal mobility from the ground and into the skies. AeroMobil develops the most flexible, capable and efficient range of personal aerial vehicles (PAVs) designed for door to door travel in intra and inter-urban environments, reducing congestion and emissions while increasing proximity and convenience for citizens, cities and society. 

AeroMobil is pioneering the development and commercialisation of flying cars, developing cutting edge technology to produce a range of vehicles for short take-off and landing (STOL) and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). This includes electric propulsion systems, battery technology and control systems for piloted and autonomous flight for transportation on the ground and in the air to support short and longe range personal air travel with eVTOLs. 

AeroMobil adopts an iterative approach to the development of personal air transportation in line with technology readiness, legislation and market acceptance. We believe the future offers unbounded opportunity for air mobility at scale but requires a pragmatic and considered approach to ensure technology and solutions implemented are safe, reliable and effective through partnership and collaboration with regulators, governments and cities to realise the benefits of all. 

The first flying car from AeroMobil provides increased flexibility and versatility for the customer as it combines the best of automotive and aerospace technology into one vehicle while respecting the limits of current technology and the regulatory environment. It is the first step in our journey towards air Mobility-as-a-service (aMaaS) which will make personal transportation vastly more efficient and environmentally friendly by allowing significantly faster door-to-door travel over short and medium distances, and in areas with limited road or public transport infrastructure.

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