On the 8th of April, PAL-V and Royal NLR (Netherlands Aerospace Centre) signed an agreement to develop an autonomous eVTOL flying car. Both companies aim for a market introduction of the flying car within 10 years.
Autonomous flying with an eVTOL (electrical Vertical Take-Off and Landing) should be made possible by Royal NLR and PAL-V within 10 years. At the moment PAL-V is finalizing the development of the PAL-V Liberty, world’s first commercial flying car that will enter the market in 2020. The PAL-V Liberty is intended for the City-to-City mobility market.
With the signing, both parties express their vision and reinforce their collaboration to improve and elevate the Urban Air Mobility market with an eVTOL flying car.
Vice President Aerospace Vehicles Collin Beers of NLR said: “NLR has a strong focus on sustainability in the aviation industry. In order to do this NLR is involved in various projects to support Dutch and international partners. One of these projects will be the development of an eVTOL for Urban Air Mobility to support aviation industry worldwide.”