When we were kids, we were told that flying cars would signify that we had truly reached the future. Although flying cars might still be at least a few years away, a group of Czech companies demonstrated a prototype of a flying electric bicycle in Prague earlier this week.
According to the Associated Press, the bike weighs 209 pounds and has five battery-powered propellers, and it successfully flew around the room for five minutes before landing safely. For the test flight, the design team placed a dummy on the seat of the bike. Milan Duchek, technical director of Duratec,` says more powerful batteries will be necessary in order to carry a human.
So what are we waiting for? Let’s get those powerful batteries ASAP!
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