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Turkey successfully tests its first indigenous flying car

Turkey successfully tests its first indigenous flying car

Last September, the indigenous flying car, Cezeri, was displayed at Teknofest, the Turkish technology and aerospace fair, in the metropolitan city of Istanbul.
16.09.2020 - 11:33

Turkey’s first indigenous flying car, called Cezeri, was successfully tested in Istanbul, its manufacturer said on Tuesday.

"THE REVOLUTION IN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY WILL BE IN FLYING CARS"

Designed and manufactured by Turkish engineers, Cezeri ascended to 10 meters (32.8 feet) in its 230 kilograms (507 pounds) prototype flight tests, manufacturer Baykar said in a statement.

“We will make more advanced prototypes in the upcoming process, and perform flights with a human [on board],” Selçuk Bayraktar, the chief technology officer, was quoted as saying.

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Bayraktar added that it would take an estimated 10-15 years for Cezeri to hit the roads and 3-4 years to use for recreational purposes such as quad bikes in rural areas. “After smart cars, the revolution in automotive technology will be in flying cars. So from this point of view, we are preparing for tomorrow's races, rather than today's,” he added.

The car is named after Ismail al-Jazari, a renowned 12th-century Muslim engineer and polymath.