Luxury car maker Aston Martin branched into the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) world with their Volante Vision Concept, a personal aircraft designed for transportation in 2030. China Central Television (CCTV) interviewed the senior project manager of Aston Martin, and a model of the concept aircraft can be seen in this video:
Valante Vision Concept specs
Aston Martin partnered with Cranfield University, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions and Roll-Royce to develop the Volante Vision Concept. The futuristic vehicle is being designed for personal air travel. Based on the video interview, the Volante Vision Concept will be made to operate fully autonomous, but a pilot can manually take control anytime. The luxury VTOL aircraft will be built with an electric architecture so that it can run more efficient, faster and quitter than anything available right now. Aston Martin said their VTOL aircraft can travel from Boston to New York in one hour, so that means it can fly as fast as 215.3 mph!