GAC Group has revealed its first flying car, GOVE, at the GAC Tech Day 2023 held at the GAC Science and Technology Museum in Guangzhou, China. It stands for GAC On the Go. Vertical. EV.
GOVE is a modular vehicle that combines aircraft and automobile features, allowing for both air and ground travel. It offers autonomous driving capabilities, lightweight materials for stable flight, and precise air-to-ground docking.
GAC has focused on three key scenarios: ground driving, air flight, and air-to-ground docking. The ground driving scenario utilises the ADiGO Pilot autonomous driving system, enabling the chassis to serve as a fully automated take-off and landing platform.
GOVE can take off, land, and move in any direction, with the flight cabin able to recharge at any time. In the air flight scenario, lightweight composite materials, a three-redundancy flight control system, and multi-eye recognition technology provide enhanced stability and altitude capabilities.
GAC has also incorporated an advanced three-electric system for greener and more powerful flight. The air-to-ground docking scenario utilizes high-precision docking technology for precise alignment during landing.
GAC prioritises flight safety and has implemented the MBSE system engineering concept, ensuring the reliability and safety of the flying car's development and future production. The redundant dual-backup multi-rotor power system allows the flight cabin to continue its scheduled flights even if one power unit malfunctions.
The GOVE project signifies GAC's entry into three-dimensional mobility, aiming to develop a comprehensive network of services across the industry chains of stations, ground transportation, and air transportation.
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