KUALA LUMPUR – The government is not ready to develop any flying car projects at the moment.
On the contrary, they will be focussing on fully utilising the existing rail system, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
“The flying car may happen one day, but not now. Perhaps one day, you can fly with a drone. Drone is safer,” he told a news conference after launching the National Transport Policy 2019-2039 at the KL Sentral today, when asked to comment on the statement made by the Minister of Entrepreneur Development Datuk Seri Mohd. Redzuan Md Yusof who told the Dewan Rakyat that the flying car project would be launch end of this year.
According to Redzuan, early discussion with the private sector and entrepreneur on the flying car project could shorten the travel time from Kuala Lumpur to Penang to an hour.
Elaborating further, Dr Mahathir said that other problems may happen if everyone shift to the flying car.
Police may also be forced to fly in order to control the air traffic and it could cause major problems.
“If everyone uses the flying car, imagine, there will be a lot of cars up there.
“It could cause air congestion and the police also need to fly in order to take care of the traffic up there. It will cause major problems,” he said.
Last March, Redzuan was reportedly saying that the first flying car in Malaysia will be driven by local technology and the prototype of the vehicle will be introduced by this year.
Redzuan also said that his ministry has identified the water mobility industry as one of the important industry which can generate economic growth and develop the Small and Medium Industry (SME) in Malaysia. -MalaysiaGazette