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M’sia to release ‘flying car’ prototype by end 2019, claims 1-hour KL to Penang trip possible

Source: https://mothership.sg/2019/10/malaysia-flying-car-end-2019/

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Malaysia is expected to launch its “flying car” prototype at the end of 2019, according to Malaysia’s Minister of Entrepreneur Development.

Malay Mail reported that Minister Mohd Redzuan bin Mohd Yusof did not give parliament an exact date, but said that “air mobility” will continue to undergo further development.

The prototype was previously planned to be unveiled in October 2019, according to The Star.

Flying cars by Vision 2020

Khairy Jamaluddin, the youth chief of UMNO, had parliament in stitches after he said he was glad to have lived to see his dream of “flying cars”.

“Vision 2020 was introduced when I was 15 years old. We imagined that there would be flying cars by then. I would like to congratulate the minister for being the only one to keep the promise of Vision 2020,” he said cheekily.

Vision 2020 is a goal set forth by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who called for Malaysia to be a developed nation by 2020.

Khairy also asked Redzuan when the public can expect to see the entrepreneur development minister riding the “flying car”.

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In response, Redzuan said that Mahathir had barred him from the air mobility vehicle, unless it was insured.

He also gave more details about the vehicle, stating that it can accommodate two to three passengers.

Redzuan also said that the “flying car” can cut short travelling time, and claimed that travelling between Penang and Kuala Lumpur will only take an hour, compared to four hours on the road.

Flying car timeline

On March 2, Redzuan announced that the “flying car” will not be for sale to the public, but companies such as Grab are interested to use it for taxi services.

A model of the proposed “flying car” was first unveiled in March this year, at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace 2019 exhibition.

The model drew a lot of flak for being little more than a glorified drone, although Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was reportedly pleased with the idea when he visited the booth.

Later, it was clarified that the “flying car” that was being developed was actually a drone that can carry people and cargo.

The passenger drone can reportedly carry a load of approximately 150kg to 200kg, and fly about 50m above ground level at 60km/h for between 30 and 90 minutes of flying time, according to the vehicle’s developers.

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On Aug. 20, it was announced that works to construct Malaysia’s first “flying car” was 85 per cent complete.

The world awaits with bated breath.

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The VEP dunno will take them how long to implement. Tiagong is when your grandchildren have children. LoL...

Flying car maybe when your great great grandchildren have children.

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The "car" got NEC sticker thou. Maybe the jap is helping them?

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maybe Dr M can start first, try to fly from his kampung in Langkawi to his office in KL everyday :D

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28 minutes ago, Watwheels said:

The VEP dunno will take them how long to implement. Tiagong is when your grandchildren have children. LoL...

Flying car maybe when your great great grandchildren have children.

no wonder Dr M has a shocked look in the pic when shared that he will be riding on the first untested prototype. lol

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1 hour ago, kobayashiGT said:

M’sia to release ‘flying car’ prototype by end 2019, claims 1-hour KL to Penang trip possible

Source: https://mothership.sg/2019/10/malaysia-flying-car-end-2019/

minister-redzuan.jpg

Malaysia is expected to launch its “flying car” prototype at the end of 2019, according to Malaysia’s Minister of Entrepreneur Development.

Malay Mail reported that Minister Mohd Redzuan bin Mohd Yusof did not give parliament an exact date, but said that “air mobility” will continue to undergo further development.

The prototype was previously planned to be unveiled in October 2019, according to The Star.

Flying cars by Vision 2020

Khairy Jamaluddin, the youth chief of UMNO, had parliament in stitches after he said he was glad to have lived to see his dream of “flying cars”.

“Vision 2020 was introduced when I was 15 years old. We imagined that there would be flying cars by then. I would like to congratulate the minister for being the only one to keep the promise of Vision 2020,” he said cheekily.

Vision 2020 is a goal set forth by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who called for Malaysia to be a developed nation by 2020.

Khairy also asked Redzuan when the public can expect to see the entrepreneur development minister riding the “flying car”.

nec-flying-car-concept.jpg

In response, Redzuan said that Mahathir had barred him from the air mobility vehicle, unless it was insured.

He also gave more details about the vehicle, stating that it can accommodate two to three passengers.

Redzuan also said that the “flying car” can cut short travelling time, and claimed that travelling between Penang and Kuala Lumpur will only take an hour, compared to four hours on the road.

Flying car timeline

On March 2, Redzuan announced that the “flying car” will not be for sale to the public, but companies such as Grab are interested to use it for taxi services.

A model of the proposed “flying car” was first unveiled in March this year, at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace 2019 exhibition.

The model drew a lot of flak for being little more than a glorified drone, although Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad was reportedly pleased with the idea when he visited the booth.

Later, it was clarified that the “flying car” that was being developed was actually a drone that can carry people and cargo.

The passenger drone can reportedly carry a load of approximately 150kg to 200kg, and fly about 50m above ground level at 60km/h for between 30 and 90 minutes of flying time, according to the vehicle’s developers.

malaysia-flying-car-prototype.jpg

On Aug. 20, it was announced that works to construct Malaysia’s first “flying car” was 85 per cent complete.

The world awaits with bated breath.

I expect dyson stock prices may sky rocket if they joint venture

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Another Malaysia Boleh project. I doubt they had thought through all the legislative issues, operations issues, etc etc etc. 

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Dr M's reaction to flying car:

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Hahahaha. Sibeh bullsh*t leh.

Instead of spending money on actual helpful things like the SG-KL High Speed Rail, they waste money on all these nonsense.

Boleh indeed.

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7 minutes ago, Benarsenal said:

Hahahaha. Sibeh bullsh*t leh.

Instead of spending money on actual helpful things like the SG-KL High Speed Rail, they waste money on all these nonsense.

Boleh indeed.

We should be glad they are wasting money on flying cars and other projects, rather than spending to directly compete with Sg. 

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3 minutes ago, Volvobrick said:

We should be glad they are wasting money on flying cars and other projects, rather than spending to directly compete with Sg. 

Well...

Singapore and Malaysia have many business dealings with each other. if they do well, we do well too.

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The minister said flying  form Penang to KL only takes an hour, but from the other article, it says the car could only fly at 60km/h and the battery would last 30 to 90 min.  I m assuming 30 min is for full speed 60km/h, the distance between KL and Penang is about 200km, that would mean the flying car will have to land 6 times in between to replace or recharge battery, even if it will to fly non stop, it will take about 3+hours to fly, how to achieve in an hour? but I am sure if they could make it, one day they would improve the speed, provided they could make it. 

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Their Proton through the 20 years could not have breakthrough until sold to Geely. Even prior to Geely took over, they still rebadge Honda Accord to their Perdana, Suzuki Ertiga to their MPV model.

Haven't even get a strong foundation on the basic and yet want to fly? Probably another joke of this Beloh land. I am sorry for the sarcasm but it's not the first time they make a joke out of themselves.

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6 hours ago, Benarsenal said:

Hahahaha. Sibeh bullsh*t leh.

Instead of spending money on actual helpful things like the SG-KL High Speed Rail, they waste money on all these nonsense.

Boleh indeed.

thats not nonsense, thats negotiation to bargain for other stuff.

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