Cars will fly one day but not today, says Dr M in jest

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 17 Oct 2019

PETALING JAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad believes a day will come when cars can fly, but that day has yet to arrive.

“Well, the cars will fly one day, but not today.

"Nowadays you have drones, and drones can carry heavier and heavier weight. Maybe one day, we can fly on a drone, ” the Prime Minister said in jest to a question regarding flying cars on Thursday (Oct 17).

He was speaking to reporters after launching the National Transport Policy (NTP).

He also said no safety regulations had been put in place for flying cars.

“A lot of people are talking about flying cars. Just imagine if everybody owned a flying car, there would be a traffic jam up there.

“The policemen will be flying up there, directing traffic. It will be a little bit of a problem.

"Even in Europe and in America, they have built the car. But using the car is another matter, ” he said to a question on whether there were regulations for “flying cars”.

Entrepreneurship Development Minister Mohd Redzuan Yusof was reported to have told Parliament today that the flying car, developed by a Malaysian company, would be ready by the end of the year.

The “flying car” in question is, in fact, an air mobility vehicle that is based on drone technology.

The Malaysian company behind the prototype of the project is Aerodyne, a global player in the drone services industry.

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