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Terrafugia Flying Car Gets Public Demo

Terrafugia Flying Car Gets Public Demo

The Terrafugia Transition flying car got its first big public demonstration at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh show, where a crowd of people witnessed a 20 minute presentation that included the conversion from airplane to car, driving on the ground, and then aerial maneuvers above the show. The Transition is a two-seater street-legal airplane that can drive on the the highway, fly through the skies, and then fit inside of a single car garage (once the wings are folded). “The Transition® brings a new level of freedom, flexibility, and fun to personal aviation by combining driving and flying in one state-of-the-art… read more

The F-Bike: The Future Of Commuting

Test Flight of the Technodat F-Bike

Leave it to European researchers to re-invent the bicycle, considering that they’re the ones who created the vehicle in the first place. Now they want the bike to do more than simply wheel about down the street; they want it to fly. Scientists and manufacturers in the Czech Republic have created a prototype for a flying bicycle that actually works, and looks pretty darn cool. It’s just in the testing stages at the moment, though it shows real promise. Unfortunately, Technodat, the company behind the bicycle (called the “F-Bike”), has no real plans to produce this feat of transportation engineering… read more

The Moller Skycar: Where Is It Today?

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Almost two decades ago, Paul Moller revealed his ‘M400 Moller Skycar’ to the world. The vehicle was a sort of strange creation, looking for all the world like a mix between an airplane, a car, and something you’d see on The Jetsons. It was Moller’s vision for the future: a flying car for everyone. 16 years later, and that same M400 model sits in a garage collecting dust. What went wrong? Why couldn’t Moller come through with his promise? Every few years, the company released a new test video, a new breakthrough in engineering, a new feat of technological marvel,… read more

Becoming The Jetsons

Becoming The Jetsons

Flying automobiles have been dreamt of since Leonardo Da Vinci started painting, and were first popularized in the mid-1900’s by shows like ‘The Jetsons’. The production of these vehicles is the next logical step in transportation, yet reaching that point is harder than you may think. There are specific explanations for this delay in futuristic automobile production, and here are the reasons why we don’t have flying Deloreans in our garages. Flying Cars don’t exist because Self-Driving cars don’t exist Until reliable self-driving cars can be mass-produced, we will never see a legitimate flying car. Of course, there are prototypes… read more