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Germany's Fantastic New Flying Car Achieves Road Speeds in the Sky

A quadcopter-like contraption, but for humans, the "Volocopter" hopes to change urban transportation by transforming low altitudes into highways.

A new vehicle, called the Volocopter, could make flying cars a reality for many people, as the design includes such ideas as creating virtual highways with speed limits for the vehicles.

The designers say the aircraft is easy to fly, and may revolutionize transportation because of its simple technologies, which nevertheless make it possible to fly at what should be relatively high speeds.

"It is definitely a sublime feeling to lift off, fly the first few meters, and then actually take my hand off the joystick and think that, yeah, it's really as if I'm standing on the ground, and then I look down and there are 20-25 meters beneath me," managing director Alexander Zosel said.

The Volocopter can currently fly at speeds of 25 kilometers per hour, although future tests seek to test its integrity at 50 and eventually 100 km/h.

The team previously made over 100 test flights of the Volocopter, primarily at low speeds, although the designers hope that it would become the future of urban transport.

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