Flying cars will change the mobility of cities and bring closer regions defended today at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Remo Gerber, founder of Lilium Aviation, ensuring that will be a reality as early as 2025.
“We are going to reorganize mobility in cities, regions will be more connected, no more roads will have to be created,” said Remo Gerber, during the panel “Flying cars and cities of the future “.
In a crowded room to hear the flying car specialist, Lilium Aviation’s founder, a North American startup, explained that he is currently designing and manufacturing the Jet Lilium, an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) car.
He shared his vision of the air mobility solution that will “revolutionize the way people move in the cities”, where it can easily take only 10 minutes on a journey that is now done in an hour.
“The regions will also be more connected to more metropolitan areas, the capacity of space is tremendous, unlimited, which will bring minimalism to infrastructures,” he said.
Remo Gerber explained that the flying car “will not make the sound of a helicopter to fly,” and will be “easier to maintain, easier to fly,” ensuring that it will also be “very safe” for travel.
He added that it will be possible to “save billions of euros in infrastructure”, as it will not be necessary to build more roads.
Gerber also pointed out that citizens will be able to collaborate in the change, bringing “a new paradigm to the transport system”.
The technological, innovation and entrepreneurship summit Web Summit was born in 2010 in Ireland and moved to Lisbon in 2016 and is expected to remain until 2028 at the Altice Arena (formerly Meo Arena) and the Lisbon International Fair (FIL) in Lisbon.
Around 70,000 participants from more than 170 countries are expected to attend this third edition of the event in Portugal.
This year’s edition ends on Thursday.