“Back in ‘82 I saw Blade Runner on the big screen and it was awesome, easily coming into my list of the top ten films. One thing in particular that stood out for me were the flying police vehicles known as Spinners – taking off at ground level from seemingly anywhere and going directly to their destination. It seemed like the stuff of dreams to imagine that we could see these in my lifetime but jump forward a few years and we are almost there with the development of the flying taxi”. HPDL Director Chris Howsam
The Hoversurf air taxi is such an inspiration. Billed as Russia’s ‘flying taxis’ these amazing machines could be ready for flights in 2025 and will offer passengers a quick and easy way to travel. Being electrically powered means they are also environmentally friendly providing the first real potential for convenient, zero-emissions, go anywhere travel for us all.
Once upon a time, flying vehicles seemed unachievable due to safety concerns, logistics and costs. Confined to the dreams of our youth, this kind of travel seemed as though it would never appear outside of fiction; immortalised in films such as Back to the Future and the Fifth Element but never within our grasp.
Yet through the innovation and aspirations of Hoversurf’s inventor Alex Atamanov, the drone taxi will be in production in less than 5 years. And so, fiction gets ever closer towards a reality.
Currently the infrastructure to support flying vehicles is the weak link – there is much work to be done here but excitingly that is being addressed too with start-ups such as the Urban-Air Port receiving a large grant from the government to help fund a temporary installation of a flying car airport in Coventry city centre.
We believe that innovations like the flying car are incredibly exciting and clearly demonstrate that better things are to come. Well researched NPD (New Product Development) that is proven to be both achievable and desirable will usually attract investment and interest and therefore, in most cases, lead to success. What we dream of today can be the reality of tomorrow.
If you have got an idea for a great new product and want to make it a reality, we will assist you through your journey. Even the most accomplished will require assistance which is where our expertise is invaluable. We work closely with all our clients to ensure they have all the support they need. Contact us today.
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