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Hyundai Supernal S-A2 flying taxi ‘lands’ in CES 2024

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Located at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2024), Hyundai presented its second eVTOL (electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing) concept model, the S-A2, in a concept form ready for future production.

The S-A2 is actually an enhanced version of the S-A1 concept model showcased at CES 2020, featuring up to eight fan blades to assist in the vertical takeoff and landing process.

According to Hyundai, the S-A2 can fly at speeds of up to 193 km/h at altitudes of up to 457 meters. Despite this capability, Hyundai explains that the eVTOL is designed for short-range flights ranging from 40 to 64 km initially, particularly in large cities with high traffic density.

Hyundai also ensures that the eVTOL’s flight operations do not produce disruptive noise for surrounding residents, with sound levels of only 65dB during takeoff and approximately 45dB while flying—quiet like a home dishwasher.

For short-range flights, the S-A2 cabin space does not require plush and comfortable seating, but Hyundai still ensures it is made of aircraft-grade materials for safety purposes.

Currently, the Supernal S-A2 is not yet ready for operation, but at CES 2024, they have provided an exhibition space offering virtual flights across the airspace of Los Angeles to visitors.

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