Malaysia to unveil home-made flying car

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Malaysia To Unveil Home-made Flying CarMalaysia plans to unveil its first flying car prototype to the public this year, Minister of Entrepreneur Development Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof said on February 26 at the launch of the “Growth Malaysia” initiative in Kuala Lumpur.

The prototype, which was developed domestically by national car maker Proton, was “safe and capable of flying at low altitude at a reasonable speed,” he said.

“This year is a realistic target because we have the technology already. It is all about speed of implementation,” said Redzuan.

Investment to build the prototype would be slightly over one million ringgit ($245,500), he added. The vehicle would be used in the agriculture and aerospace sector, among others.

“We will use local capabilities to build the flying car. We will only refer to foreign parties when it comes to exchanging information over the car’s safety,” he told Malaysian media.

It was reported a few months back that Proton will collaborate with China’s Zhejiang Geely (which recently purchased flying car developer Terrafugia) to build a “concept of a passenger vehicle that flies like an air plane in the air and drives like a car on the ground”.

The minister also noted that the flying car project was a way for the government ”to create an environment that stimulates people to think about new technology.”

“We are providing the catalyst and ecosystem to stimulate the people to think beyond what we do today,” he said.

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Malaysia plans to unveil its first flying car prototype to the public this year, Minister of Entrepreneur Development Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof said on February 26 at the launch of the "Growth Malaysia" initiative in Kuala Lumpur. The prototype, which was developed domestically by national car maker Proton, was “safe and capable of flying at low altitude at a reasonable speed,” he said. “This year is a realistic target because we have the technology already. It is all about speed of implementation,” said Redzuan. Investment to build the prototype would be slightly over one million ringgit ($245,500), he added. The...

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Malaysia To Unveil Home-made Flying CarMalaysia plans to unveil its first flying car prototype to the public this year, Minister of Entrepreneur Development Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof said on February 26 at the launch of the “Growth Malaysia” initiative in Kuala Lumpur.

The prototype, which was developed domestically by national car maker Proton, was “safe and capable of flying at low altitude at a reasonable speed,” he said.

“This year is a realistic target because we have the technology already. It is all about speed of implementation,” said Redzuan.

Investment to build the prototype would be slightly over one million ringgit ($245,500), he added. The vehicle would be used in the agriculture and aerospace sector, among others.

“We will use local capabilities to build the flying car. We will only refer to foreign parties when it comes to exchanging information over the car’s safety,” he told Malaysian media.

It was reported a few months back that Proton will collaborate with China’s Zhejiang Geely (which recently purchased flying car developer Terrafugia) to build a “concept of a passenger vehicle that flies like an air plane in the air and drives like a car on the ground”.

The minister also noted that the flying car project was a way for the government ”to create an environment that stimulates people to think about new technology.”

“We are providing the catalyst and ecosystem to stimulate the people to think beyond what we do today,” he said.

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