It’s really hard for me to decide whether to make a “Jetsons” quip here or a “Back to the Future” reference.
"The company Terrafugia says it’ll put a flying car on the market in 2015. The Transition model would be something you’d have to drive to the airport.” (Via KVAL)
Now to be fair, the model potentially rolling out in 2015 is more a driving plane than a flying car.
Still, at the low-low cost of $279,000, you can have a light aircraft with folding wings that you drive to the airport. (Via Terrafugia)
Terrafugia’s CEO Carl Dietrich called the potential benefit of a flying car tremendous and told Tech Radar the global impact “has been estimated by the non-profit CAFE Foundation at approximately $800 billion/year. NASA has estimated it at $1 trillion/year.” (Via Tech Radar)
Sounds pretty ambitious, but alright.
Much further down the road, Terrafugia says it has another model called the TF-X in the works that has a vertical liftoff. The company expects development to take 8-12 years, so you’ll have to wait awhile on that Hollywood-like breakthrough. (Via Terrafugia)
“You’re not going to believe this! We gotta go back to 1955.” “I don’t believe it!” (Via Universal Pictures / "Back to the Future")
I chose “Back to the Future” for my comparison. It really could’ve gone either way.
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