Residents and racing vehicle enthusiasts may be able to see the world’s first flying car race in April 2024, not too far away, as the UAE prepares to stage the largest autonomous car race in history.
The UAE is one of the top contenders to hold flying car races, according to Christian Pineau, CEO of Maca Flight, the first manufacturer of hydrogen-powered racing cars. The company’s ultimate goal is to establish a legitimate flying racing vehicle championship.
The flying racing car was presented earlier this year at CES 2023 by the French business, which is now functioning independently after being separated off from the European aircraft maker Airbus.
With a maximum speed of 250 kilometers per hour and no carbon emissions, the flying racing automobile is expected to cost $2 million (Dh7.34 million). The single-seater car will be flying only 4-5 meters above the ground during the race, giving onlookers a clear view from which to observe and take in the action.
It was announced last month at the Gitex Technology show in Dubai that Abu Dhabi will play host to the first-ever autonomous vehicle race on April 28, 2024, with approximately ten participating institutions. This will be the biggest autonomous vehicle race in history, with programmers competing on the Yas Marina Formula 1 Racetrack in Abu Dhabi in place of drivers.