Supernal’s S-A2 air taxi revolutionises air travel

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In our childhood, most of us dreamed of driving a flying car, wouldn’t you agree? It has finally come to the point now, that the dream has come true and has become a true reality.

The easiest way to get to your destination is to fly above the city, skipping all the traffic, and descending directly to your destination.

Among the latest research and development findings from Hyundai Motor Group’s subsidiary company Supernal has been the development of the S-A2, a state-of-the-art electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle that has the potential to revolutionise the way we travel.

As Fox News reported, Supernal announced in the past few months that it will commercially launch its new product in 2028.

Among the many unique features of this aircraft is the fact that it has eight tilting rotors, and each rotor is capable of producing vertical and horizontal thrust, allowing it to take off and land vertically in the same way that a helicopter would, as well as fly horizontally in the same way that a plane could.

Moreover, the eight rotors make this vehicle redundant throughout the entire flight phase, so even in the event that a rotor fails during the landing phase, the vehicle can still land in a safe manner. 

Due to the fact that the S-A2 has rotors that allow it to fly faster and further while using less energy and creating less noise, it is also more environmentally friendly.

Among the other features are:

When flying during low visibility conditions like fog, rain, snow, or sleet, IFR, also known as instrument flight rules, allows for safe nighttime operations.

In addition to several redundant systems, this system is equipped with backup systems for vital operation areas such as power, communication, navigation, and control, which are all integral to its operation.

Flying at a maximum height of 1,500 feet, it can cover a large area in a short amount of time while at the same time being low enough to take in the surroundings while being high enough to remain a safe distance from most obstacles.

During hovering, the aircraft produces less than 65 decibels of noise, and while cruising, the aircraft produces less than 45 decibels of noise. Compared to a regular dishwasher, that is quite a bit quieter.

It is estimated that the S-A2 will be able to travel between 25 and 40 miles on a single charge, depending on the circumstances and the route that you take. In terms of speed, it can cruise at speeds exceeding 120 mph, which is much faster than most cars on the road.

That news provided by timenews.

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