EFCA counts on crowdfunding to produce short film
We plan to produce a short film about flying cars. We will submit this short film to several competitions, in order to gain wide recognition for the added-value of flying cars for society. You can donate to our crowdfunding campaign (to be announced shortly), every donation above 20 dollars/euros will give access to 1 free ticket for the première of the film or a digital copy of the film for download.
Below is a summary of the first part of the film called Destination Destiny. Please login with your EFCA account to obtain more information about on-going initiatives for this film. We are always looking for new volunteers!
Flying ambulances in big cities.
Prototype of a flying ambulance.
"Why didn’t flying cars reach a breakthrough during the last 100 years, while regular cars and airplanes did ? The demand was there in any case, the technology maybe a bit too premature. With VCs and public-private investments nowadays, more capital for R&D is available, allowing technology breakthroughs both in material science and software. Also thanks to the internet as global communication tool, we believe the next decade will finally show a breakthrough for flying cars. As Europe’s first consumer organization, we want to contribute our part, by making sure there is sufficient communication to consumers about the benefits and availability of flying cars.
We focus first on a flying car ambulance prototype. Every day people in metropolitan cities are either fatally injured in traffic or involved in other deathly accidents or their lives are endangered because of chronic illnesses. Because of limited transportation options inside these big cities, people are transferred to the nearest hospitals, not to the best qualified hospitals. With flying car technology these critically injured and sick people could be transported to the hospital that has the right specialists available at that moment to treat the specific trauma.
It is absolutely necessary to not only consider drones, but also manned drones with wheels, i.e. flying cars, so that these drones can drive safely into narrow tunnels and under bridges. Urban planners would need to foresee safe zones for these flying cars to take-off and land, because cities contain electric wires, trees and other obstacles.
This technology comes at a high financial cost. But how much is 1 life worth exactly ?"
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