Entrepreneur Development Minister, Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof has pointed out that the journey between Kuala Lumpur and Penang could be shortened to just one hour with the help of flying cars. This rather interesting remark was part of his response to a question by Rembau’s MP, Khairy Jamaluddin regarding the local air mobility industry at the Parlimen earlier today.
According to the minister, certain private companies and entrepreneurs already in discussion with high technology providers to turn such journey by flying car into a reality. Even though he cautiously signalled that the discussion is still in the early stages, the ultimate aim is apparently to make the journey possible by 2020.
Back in July, Redzuan has stated that a local company is already working on a flying car prototype that should be ready by October. The minister declined to reveal the company’s name although he did mention that it is a well-known outfit within the drone industry and operates in 26 countries.
While there is no doubt that the remark by the minister at the Parlimen today was rather interesting, it is hard to brush off the feeling that the project is a little bit too ambitious for its own good. That being said, we still looking forward to checking out the flying car prototype very soon, provided that its creator is able to finish it up on time.
Note: both images used in this article are not the locally developed flying car that was mentioned by the minister. The main image came from Porsche and Boeing while the second image is Hoversurf’s Hoverbike with Dubai Police’s imagery that was on display at CES 2019.
(Source: Parlimen Malaysia live feed.)