The flying cars have been a goal for many inventors for decades. Umiles, a company specializing in the manufacture of drones , intends to launch the first fully electric air taxi in Spain on the market.
As explained by the company at the Expodrónica fair, the flying taxi will be able to connect the Balearic Islands , Valencia and Barcelona with each other . In addition, Umiles has announced that his vehicle, dubbed Integrity, will be able to transport 5 passengers at a time on routes of up to 300 kilometers.
Carlos Poveda, the CEO of Umiles, has confessed in an interview for Business Insider that his taxi is still a prototype and still cannot fly . However, Poveda has assured that after the tests, the later model will take flight.
This is the Ingenuity prototype.This is the Ingenuity prototype.Umiles
” It is a drone drone, that is, a drone that is made up of four four-motor drones that act independently , achieving very high stability, which translates into safety, both for the passenger and for the air environment itself where we move ”, affirms the CEO.
At the moment, the first test model is designed to transport only one or two people. However, Poveda points out that, for the fair to be held in June 2022, they will be able to show the Integrity model with a capacity of 5 passengers plus the pilot.
Umiles hopes that Integrity can already carry out tourist flights between 2026 and 2030. While the date arrives, tourists will have to settle for traveling by other means of transport to move between the different Spanish territories.