Say hello to the future: African innovator builds flying car

Say hello to the future: African innovator builds flying car

- Mbetta decided to craft what looks like the country's first flying car

- If successful , Mbetsa plans to test-run the flying car in the next two weeks

- The car uses a rechargeable battery and can fly for 20 minutes with optimum load

- He however says with more funding, he would push the innovation further

- He has previously developed a system making it possible to use phones to monitor a vehicle

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A Kenyan man has stunned everyone after coming up with an unthinkable solution to the notorious city traffic.

Morris Mbetsa, a renown innovator in the country, is on his way to creating the first flying car in the country.

Kenyan innovator builds flying car and TUKO.co.ke has all the photos

Morris Mbetsa is one of the most innovative Kenyans today, and he has taken his innovations a step further. Photo: Nation

"It is small car and low-flying meaning it can fly just above normal traffic with very minimal interruption," he said on Wednesday, May 2.

In exclusive photos, a worker can be seen working on his prototype which has taken the shape of a small helicopter.

Kenyan innovator builds flying car and TUKO.co.ke has all the photos

Mbetsa build a flying car which is set to be tested in two weeks. Photo: TUKO

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Mbetsa explained that the project, which cost him about KSh 8 million had the potential of changing the transport sector in the country.

"I however believe if I get more funding for the project, I will develop so much including an efficient air control system and helipads at strategic locations to facilitate landing and taking off," he said.

For one thing, the flying car made of carbon fiber, does not run on fuel as is the case with other automobiles.

Kenyan innovator builds flying car and TUKO.co.ke has all the photos

He has previously developed system making it possible to use phones to monitor a vehicle. Photo: TUKO

Instead, a specially designed battery is charged for four hours and its power is able to facilitate a flight for 20 minutes if the optimum weight limit inside the car is maintained.

Fully equipped with propellers and wheels, the flying car is a fairly convenient size of a normal car, an indication it may not be a major hindrance to other users in the city.

"To me, the innovation is like MPesa which placed Kenya on the global stage. I am sure very few people believe such an invention can come from Africa," went on Morris.

He is no stranger to innovation and his lucrative mind had started crafting innovative ideas from as far back as 2009.

Aged 19, Mbetsa stunned the world when he invented an anti-theft car system that enabled drivers to lock their cars using their phones.

In his latest project, however, he is targeting an even bigger fish as he seeks to attempt to launch the first successful flying car in Kenya.

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