Startup NFT (Next Future Transportation) is the latest player to join the urban air mobility movement.
Over the weekend, the company unveiled its Aska flying car exclusively to CNET and will offer more details later today.
In its road configuration, it measures about 20 feet and, with wings unfolded, it extends to 40 feet.
Even though you’d think the wings might need a runway in order for the Aska to take off, that apparently isn’t the case. The Aska flying car has ducted fans to propel the aircraft vertically and, after take-off, rear facing fans thrust it forward, allowing the wings to generate lift.
For landing, those same wings help the Aska flying car slowly glide in circles toward a landing zone.
That sounds like you’d need to not be just an accomplished driver but also a very good pilot but NFT covered its basics by also working on autonomous flying technology.
This means that future Aska owners could simply select on Maps their destination, then sit back and relax as the flying car goes on Autopilot.
And speaking of future owners, what’s surprising about the Aska is the promise of affordability.
NFT wants the Aska flying car to start off at $200,000 when it launches (2025) and intend to lower that price to $50,000.
The company also wants to offer subscription-based rides for as low as $200 to $300 per month.