1st April, 2021
April 1 is celebrated as April Fool's Day. On this day people are seen doing pranks and jokes with each other and spreading false rumors many times without any hard feelings. Volkswagen first pranked with the public to change its name. After which now the cab aggregator Ola said that he has prepared to build the Fully Electric Autonomous Flying Car.
Ola president and group CEO Bhavish Agarwal announced on Twitter on Thursday "excited to unveil the world's first and only fully autonomous electric flying car. The Ola AirPro." The CEO of the company further stated that "Now every family will fly," online tests can be booked on the company's site.
Ola has also released a product development video featuring this car, which shows that this car will only need to be charged once, and then it will be self-charged on the go. Also, it will be a fully autonomous vehicle, no pilot or driver is required to control it. According to the video, the vehicle will be capable of vertical take-off and landing. Due to which it will not require any type of runway. Also, it will have a top speed of 350 kmph.
Sharing this video, Anand Mahindra said "amazing". He praised the machine in his tweet saying, "We have to accept that you have surpassed us in giving a new meaning to the word 'off-road vehicle'!" However, Ether Energy described the video as just an April full prank.
Category: Science and Technology