2017 SeaBubbles Flying Water Car Price in Pakistan, Review
SeaBubbles, the adorably named French startup that hopes to be the Uber for water taxis, has a new prototype to show off. The boat is semi-production ready and will be in attendance at the Viva Technology conference in Paris next month, weeks after the company announced that it raised €10 million ($10.8 million) in funding from MAIF, a French insurance group.
Last year, the futuristic water taxi startup first revealed its bold vision to revolutionize urban travel: a network of autonomous, car-shaped river shuttles equipped with hydrofoils that it would use to literally rise above the surface of the waves. These water cars would be distributed to cities situated on major waterways around the globe for use in a personalized, on-demand ferry service. The latest version of the prototype looks a lot closer to ready than the one we saw last March. The addition of a windshield will no doubt come as a relief to SeaBubbles’ co-founders, who were probably getting soaked by the spray while driving the previous, windshield-less prototype. The boats hover inches above the water thanks to the same physics phenomenon that allowed the Hydroptere sailboat to set water speed records. Alain Thebault and Anders Bringdal, a sailor and windsurfer, respectively, started SeaBubbles in early 2016. Early backers include the founder of drone maker Parrot, Partech Ventures, and the French government-backed BPI fund. Now with MAIF’s support, the founders are aiming to have over a dozen vessels in the River Seine in Paris by this summer.