The FAA just gave the green light to Alef Aeronautics for their flying car!
Yep, you heard that right, a legit flying car has gotten the Special Airworthiness Certification from the FAA. This is a first-of-its-kind certification for a vehicle like this in the US, so it's kind of a historic moment.
Alef's creation isn't your run-of-the-mill car; it's got an electric power system, can go 200 miles on the road and 110 miles in the air. It's like having your cake and eating it too! The car's got this cool biplane thing going on – the passenger part stays put while the body goes into airplane mode. And let's not forget, this isn't just a toy; it's actually designed to be driven on the road too.
Of course, this isn't exactly the first-ever flying car certification, as the FAA's cleared similar things for limited purposes before, but it’s still big regardless.
Alef's been at it since 2019, testing and refining their design. They've got a CEO, Jim Dukhovny, who's just thrilled about this FAA thumbs-up. This company's all about sustainable mobility, and they're aiming to make our commutes faster and greener.