Cezeri Is Turkey’s Very First Flying Car, Looks Like A Quadcopter To Us

A manufacturer in Turkey has unveiled the nation’s first flying car and is expected to be unveiled publicly at an aviation, space, and technology fair held in Istanbul.

Like so many others, the ‘flying car’ in question isn’t really a flying car and instead a vertical take-off and landing craft with seating for one occupant. It comes from Bayker Makina and has been dubbed ‘Cezeri’, a name inspired by famous Muslim engineer Al Jazari who lived between 1136 and 1206.

Bayker’s technical director is Selçuk Bayraktar, the son-in-law of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and it was Bayraktar who first shared images of the vehicle on Twitter.

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Ahval News reports that Baykar Makina is one of Turkey’s leading defense and technology companies with expertise developing and manufacturing various unmanned aerial vehicles. No details are available regarding Baykar’s plans for the Cezeri but we suspect there are plans to put the vehicle into production once real-life testing has been completed.

The vehicle receives lift from four huge, quadcopter-like blades that sit above a small passenger compartment with a single seat and surrounded in glass. There are no signs of any controls which need to be operated by the occupant, leading us to believe that the Cezeri has been designed to be fully autonomous. If it is to be put into production, it would likely either be sold to private customers or, more likely, be part of a fleet of autonomous flying vehicles that could be used in ride-hailing endeavors.

  • WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP CALLING THESE THINGS CARS?

    • Six_Tymes

      lack of education?

    • ChrisInIL

      Yeah, that’s an aircraft.

  • Six_Tymes

    you wont get me in that thing. if the power goes out, bam, you drop like a brick, your dead.

  • john1168

    NOT A FLYING CAR! It’s a drone with a pod to carry people. And no thanks. I won’t be riding in one of these.

  • Mike anonymous

    Cezeri Is Turkey’s Very First Flying Car, Looks Like A Quadcopter To Us

    Thank YOU. it’s not a drone, it’s not a car, it is a quadcopter.

    • john1168

      I agree it’s a quad copter but how is it not a drone? It’s autonomous and there are no flight controls in the pod.

      • Mike anonymous

        Some of these ‘things‘ are piloted via a remote (within the cabin) or directly through a built-in system within the cabin. I would (personally) not consider it a drone, as I would consider a drone to have no life on-board at all. It would be autonomous, but if it has passengers then it would not be a drone in my opinion.

        For example, planes have the ability to take-off, fly, and land completely autonomously (but since people are aboard, I wouldn’t consider it a drone).

        If we consider simply anything that is autonomous and without controls, we could consider anything from (some) trains, to cable cars, ‘drones’. That’s just my personal view on it.

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