A converted 800cc Maruti hatchback has stolen some of the thunder from other supersonic lethal warplanes at the Aero India 2011 air show that was held recently in the southern Indian city of Bangalore.
Inventor, A.K. Vishwanath, has taken India’s smallest car, the Maruti 800, which was built in the 1980s by Suzuki and phased out last year, and claims to have revolutionized vehicular transport for millions of people.
The flying car presents the ultimate solution to the daily gridlock so prominent on the crowded highways of Indian cities.
This is an amazing claim to fame especially considering that the flying car has never left the ground and its exact inner workings remain a secret.
Vishwanath has spent 16 years developing the “flying Maruti” prototype and has garnered 40 patents during the process. He claims that even the way bumblebees fly were a source of inspiration.
“After studying 2.5 million shapes and objects linked to automobiles and working through complex theories, I built this technique which will give my car vertical lift capabilities… My invention is backed by complex mathematics and I have already tried a scaled-down version in a wind tunnel which I built myself,” claims the inventor.
The “flying Maruti” features rotating blades which protrude from the four corners of the roof and a vacuum section around the tires, which is supposed to give the car a vertical lift-off capability, allowing it to soar over any traffic jam.
Flying cars are not a new concept, but the “flying Maruti” remains very promising.
There is only problem that thus far has not been taken into consideration.
If everyone gets one of these flying cars, doesn’t the traffic jam merely exchange locations?