Flying Cars And Trips To The Moon

Thu 1st Sep 2022

Kids of today are expecting public trips to the moon and flying cars for the future of transportation.

New research from Hyundai has found that 72 per cent of children aged 6-10 want self-charging electric cars, and 51 per cent want flying cars (49 per cent want both).

Nearly one in five (17%) want to go to space via public transportation.

When queried about other innovations they wished for in the future, the group listed teleportation, a flying school bus, and robots.

The survey of 1,000 children aged 6-10 revealed that 65% believe technology can improve the world by helping them create and build things (59%) and learn (56%).

Nearly six in ten Australians (59%) think that technological improvements are crucial to pushing society forward.

People believe that technology can help them succeed in scientific research, healthcare, business, and education, according to a survey of 2,000 UK adults.

Almost two thirds of Brits (62%) said they recognised the role technology has played in their personal mobility, when asked to consider the impact of technology on their day-to-day lives and its benefits.

Technology was also important in the transport sector, with 23 per cent saying it would be improved by technological advances.

A whopping 38% of Brits believe that technology could be used to improve the environmental credentials of transport and mobility.

Adults were just as eager as younger people about the technologies of robots, flying and self-driving cars, as well as renewable energy and artificial intelligence.

Hyundai commissioned the research to learn how adults and children feel about future technology in mobility, such as electric cars and flying taxis.

More than one-third of those surveyed said they thought such innovations as autonomous flying taxis would not be available for at least another 20 years.

Around three-quarters were unaware that some modern electric cars are capable of charging other electric vehicles, as well as charge their own electric cars, other personal technologies.

“It’s clear from our research that society is eager to embrace technology on a range of levels such as helping efforts to clean up the environment and offer clean mobility solutions, ultimately driving progress in the way we travel,” said Ashley Andrew, Managing Director of Hyundai Motor UK. “Many of us are also intrigued by the potential capacities of robotics, and how this will determine the future of technology.”