It is clear that Malaysia will achieve the idea of Vision 2020 by developing the first flying car using Malaysian technology.
1. The prototype would be unveiled this year
According to Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof, Minister of Entrepreneur Development, it is reported that Malaysia’s first flying car is in the midst of developing using local technology and the prototype would be unveiled this year.
2) International aerospace and automotive companies keen to assist
Automotive and aerospace companies such as Boeing,
Other companies in the drone and aerospace industry have also made their interest in developing the first flying car for Malaysia.
3) It would cost not more than RM 1 million
The prototype for the flying car was still at the drawing board stages. According to Malay Mail, Mohd Redzuan hoped the prototype soon will be revealed to the public within this year if not after fasting month.
The prototype which would be financed privately would not exceed costs of more than RM 1 million.
4) Focusing on agricultural and public transport industry
The innovation would most probably be first used in the agricultural and public transport industry in a way it could also aid in efforts to reach remote locations for various reasons.
The main target would be towards transport services or related companies and not for sale to the general public.
5) Malaysia has the capability and technology
This project will utilise the country’s capabilities in the aerospace drone, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and automotive sectors. Malaysia has the skill and technology to excel in this field so we need to make full use of it.
Mohd Redzuan explained that the project was separate from the third national car project envisioned by the Prime Minister.