If everything goes as planned, Aeroht's "land carrier" will become the world's first mass-produced detachable flying car catering to individual buyers.
Yantian has been selected as a pilot zone for "integrated flight," a term meaning the flight of different types of aircraft, including jet, chopper, flying car like eVTOL and drone.
This is because the prototype is designed to function as a passenger- and freight-carrying aerial vehicle catering to low-altitude air mobility.
The car, developed by Aeroht, features a six-wheel SUV resembling Tesla's Cybertruck, combined with a hexacopter drone with foldable blades.
Designed as an air taxi platform, Sharing Airland is a blend of a multi-copter and an autonomous vehicle. Unlike conventional eVTOL models, Dongfeng's variant bears more resemblance to a car than to an aircraft.
Year to date, it also flew the eVTOL device in multiple scenarios including central business district, offshore environment, desert and scenic spot.
As low-altitude airspace steadily opens up across the world, freeing up the space for new urban air mobility (UAM) solutions, all the countries will be in a tight race to pursue more advanced transports.