Jakarta, IO – Prof. Mohammed Ali Berawi, Deputy for Green and Digital Transformation of the Nusantara Capital City Authority (OIKN), said flying car flight trial would be carried out at Nusantara, Indonesia’s new administrative capital, in 2024, reported Antara, Wednesday (30/11).
Prof. Ali said OIKN and Hyundai Motor Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly develop an Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) smart mobility ecosystem in Indonesia.
According to him, one objective of the venture is to develop flying cars, the first in Indonesia. “It will be developed in stages. We hope Indonesia can become one of the global development hubs in the future,” said Prof. Ali.
Prof. Ali explained that the flying car will resemble a drone-taxi that can carry passengers and goods. This will open up access to hard-to-reach areas. The technology is yet to be mass-produced, so a wide range of developments are still needed.
“We are one of the pioneers in the development of the flying car technology. We want to convey the message that through this endeavor there will be a technological leap at IKN, which is envisioned as a smart, green futuristic city,” he said.
“In the development of Nusantara, we have to look ahead into the future, well beyond 2045.” (rr)