M Update, 27/2/2019 – Malaysia’s first-ever flying car – driven by local technology – is expected to be unveiled this year, says Datuk Seri Redzuan Md Yusof. A prototype of the car already exists, added the Entrepreneur Development Minister.
“This year is a realistic target because we have the technology. It is all about the speed of implementation,” he told reporters after launching the Growth Malaysia initiative here yesterday.
He said the car will be safe and capable of flying at a low altitude at a reasonable speed. Investment to build the prototype was slightly over RM1mil,” he said.
The flying car project is a way for the government to create an environment that stimulates people to think about new technology. Besides that, the project is also done to utilise the country’s capabilities in the aerospace, drone, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and automotive sectors.
We need to use our skill set because the bottom line is we want to be a producing nation,” he said. However, he said the project is separate from the third national car project envisioned by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Sources : Bernama