Possible Challenges Toward the Future Adoption of Flying Cars

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Quite recently, a prototype flying car completed a 35-minute flight between international airports in Nitra and Bratislava, Slovakia. The hybrid car-aircraft, AirCar, is a ground-breaking step that can really decide the future of automation. If you want to sell your used cars in Dubai, there are platforms such as Carswitch that can help you to get a fair price without any hassle. 

While the flying car never ceases to amaze us with its fascinating charm and innovation, an extensive overview of the potential and necessary requirements for actionable regulations and governance for flying car technology is also necessary to recommend and dictate future test, assessment, validation, and deployment. 

Some of the possible challenges toward the future adoption of flying cars include, 


The most crucial segment of flying car operation will be ground/air transitions which will need NAS/FAA regulation, and also ideal governance for an integrated (rather than segregated) airspace. In addition, another serious concern for authorities would be addressing operational challenges while making sure that the journey is safe during adverse weather conditions. With the immense popularity of drones and UAV’s gradually on the rise, and with related demand for policies to support commercial usage, flying cars are the new normal on the horizon.  


Governance must be mandated in a true sense to ideally ensure environmentally conscious best practices for flying cars. For example, fully electrical powered operation, minimum operational noise, and most importantly minimum greenhouse gas emission. In addition, novel and considerable modifications to existing infrastructure must be governed in a true sense to successfully enable safe takeoffs and landings, as well as vehicle parking/storage.

Pilot training and certification standards

For conventional aircraft, the FAA has an efficient regulatory system for pilot licenses as well as aircraft certification and registration with takeoff and landing sites (airports), and also a mechanism for air traffic control. 

With the highly anticipated inclusion of flying cars, traffic control systems will obviously have to accommodate for inclusive complications, and compared to smaller drones, the passage to regulating human flight will be more challenging as well as time consuming. 

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The navigational perks of getting a functional flying car network underway are quite obvious—a technology that successfully allows civilians to transport from any source to destination at a portion of the overall time needed to drive the same distance. The transportation authorities must mandate that flying car operators are ideally constrained to chosen flight corridors, such that a direct route might not be an option every time. These corridors would most certainly be strategically located over areas of land that have minimal population and have less risk comparatively. A relevant consideration is the requirement to regulate and mandate a functional range of mobility for a flying car. 

Logistics and Technological Sustainability

The newly emerging flying car technologies will have to meet the technical as well as safety standards of not only cars but also airplanes, and at least in the start, will be costly both to purchase and to maintain. In addition, the real manner in which complicated control devices are currently employed to direct as well as monitor road safety, permitted flight routes for flying cars will have to be mandated and regulated in the same way. Technologists opine that adoption logistics for flying cars will tend to transpire in a staged manner, firstly, to meet our most critical transportation needs.   


It is also forecasted that flying car operation will mostly rely upon computational AI for Detect and Avoid (DAA) technologies to better recognize, distinguish, and also track other aircraft, foresee conflicts, and take necessary action as needed. To better realize such functionality will mostly demand cognitive systems as well as computing; platforms that encompass reasoning, automation, and network sensors for fluent and real-time vehicle-vehicle as well as vehicle-infrastructure communications.  The real establishment of cybersecurity policies as well as standards will be the main requirement for fully realizing flying cars sustainably. 

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