We might not have flying cars overhead (yet), but the concept for one will be on public view later this year.
The Bell Nexus autonomous air taxi will be displayed at the Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building in Washington, D.C., starting this November.
The five-seater concept aircraft is a eVTOL, an industry acronym that means “electric vertical take-off and landing,” although “electric” may be a slight stretch, since, like many eVTOLs, this one has a hybrid gas-electric propulsion system. In any case, you’ll be able to get a 360-degree view of this futuristic flying taxi at the Smithsonian’s “Futures” exhibit from November through July of 2022. The concept involves a self-flying control system from Garmin that doesn’t need a pilot onboard.