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Flying Cars Looking to Revolutionize Your Commute

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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 09:17 AM
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Hello ATS. Here's a short video about a new flying car that's set to hit markets in the 2016-2017 timeframe. It similiar to the Terrafugia in that you need a runway for takeoff and landing.


www.nbcnews.com...


Bring on the Flying Cars already...!

www.nbcnews.com...




posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 09:19 AM
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Tried to embed the video but failed miserably. If anyone can embed for me, I'd appreciate it.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 09:33 AM
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a reply to: lostbook Now, a fender bender stays on the road. This "advance" will allow them to fall on you from above.
Popular Science and Popular Mechanics run articles on flying cars every so often. They were a hot ticket in the 50's and 60's. We have them already, anyway, they are called "airplanes."



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 09:38 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

Seems we need a heli-car....There needs to be something made that doesn't require a freaking runway to take off! How are you supposed to fly to work? Why is our car/automobile technology so far behind? Phones you can practically make it tell you anything about you or anything else in the world, pay bills, deposit checks, turn on your lights in your house, etc but our cars still drive on the road and get horrible gas mileage! Just crazy that we haven't been flying in cars for a long time now...It should be that way to streamline travel, just like technology has been getting better everywhere ELSE for a while now!



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 09:44 AM
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The thought of a drunken flyer crashing into the roof of my 2nd floor bedroom as I blissfully sleep is enough to not want this until self navigation systems and collision avoidance controls are perfected and isolated from human control.

It's an awesome idea as it has been for years now, I can't wait until the revolution happens but until all the bugs are worked out, I hope people keep driving on terra firma.

Add: I can't even get the video to play now, the second time around.
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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 09:45 AM
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originally posted by: pteridine
a reply to: lostbook Now, a fender bender stays on the road. This "advance" will allow them to fall on you from above.
Popular Science and Popular Mechanics run articles on flying cars every so often. They were a hot ticket in the 50's and 60's. We have them already, anyway, they are called "airplanes."


There's supposed to be safety features built into the system for collision aversion, namely, the "Highway in the Sky."



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 09:48 AM
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a reply to: Chrisfishenstein Why would you expect to get better gas mileage when you have to lift a vehicle into the air rather than roll it along the ground? How do we control traffic when everyone is flying around? Where will everybody land and how will they do it?
This is a useless invention.
What will happen is that people who do white collar jobs will not "go" anywhere to work. They will be electronically connected and monitored from a central work server. This will greatly reduce traffic for the worker bees that actually make or install things in factories or at jobsites or fix things that need fixed.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 09:51 AM
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That's pretty cool. But youbwill still need a pilots licence in order to fly it. Plus I bet this "car" would not be cheap like most aviation vehicles.

You will go broke before you can fly it.

To be honest a car with wings is just a plane.. It doesn't even look like a car.

Now it would be cool if it flew on auto pilot the way that the Google car drives on autopilot. That would have to be installed for the average Joe.

But who am I kidding... Only the rich fat cats will buy these... That's if the american government actually let's them sell this thing. Remember Tesla is a threat to companies and look whats happening to them.. Or how about that car that got banned earlier this year from the states because it was too good on gas (180mpg-500mpg was the range of that vehicle if i remember correctly) or what about that magic carb back in the day that got roughly the same milage?

Anything new and innovative gets silence by the american government so don't expect to ever see these on the street or in the air unless Ford, GM or Dodge markets it.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 09:51 AM
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A longer version, with other links in the frame.








I know many of think this concept is not such a good idea, the reality is that it is being seriously considered as a way of decongesting the roads!
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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 09:51 AM
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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 09:52 AM
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There's supposed to be safety features built into the system for collision aversion, namely, the "Highway in the Sky."

There are always safety features built in. Some might even occasionally work. What safety feature is there for running out of fuel? Catastrophic engine failure? Drunken driver?



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 09:53 AM
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originally posted by: Chrisfishenstein
a reply to: lostbook

Seems we need a heli-car....There needs to be something made that doesn't require a freaking runway to take off! How are you supposed to fly to work? Why is our car/automobile technology so far behind? Phones you can practically make it tell you anything about you or anything else in the world, pay bills, deposit checks, turn on your lights in your house, etc but our cars still drive on the road and get horrible gas mileage! Just crazy that we haven't been flying in cars for a long time now...It should be that way to streamline travel, just like technology has been getting better everywhere ELSE for a while now!
cars are not behind on tech... Its the gov and major car companies that stop you from knowing what's really out there.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 09:54 AM
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Wealthy elite are/will be the only ones to jet around in Lear Jets and land on top of buildings in their Jet Helos. The rest of us are mass transit in the future. Even cars will be too expensive for the average person to own.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 09:58 AM
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What safety feature is there for running out of fuel? Catastrophic engine failure? Drunken driver?

Or intentional destruction? Suicide, disgruntled employee, murder, fratricide, terror-isms, etc.

Holly Wood on the other hand shows us how all this will be worked out. Juuust like they haven't yet figured out what to do with radioactive waste.
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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 10:20 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

Never gonna happen. Where are the airports that will handle this flying car traffic? In my area, the commute from the airport would be as inconvenient as just driving.



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 10:34 AM
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Get satisfied here ... grabcad.com...

:-)



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 10:47 AM
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Flying cars will be a reality when they first remove the driver from the land based car. Humans are too dangerous to operate such things. Cars included.

Its amazing how people freak out about something like Ebola, then get in their car like its nothing. Something like 60 000 people die in car collisions every year in the US alone.

When will the insanity end?



posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 11:14 AM
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Number 1. About time, its about 80 years or more possible. We could have enjoyed the Jetson era from ww2 on. And not fossil fuel version.

Which brings me to point 2. No need for fossil fuels anymore so they better come out with the real designs.
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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 11:47 AM
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My best friend got into a DUI scenario a few years back. I drove him around to all his appointments, court dates, back on track meetings, etc. I even was allowed to sit in on his final class for educational purposes.

That class was about the statistics of how many collisions were on the road, surprisingly people under the limit of .08 were not even close as a threat on the road as people who were found to be speeding 15+ KM over the speed limit or admitting they took their eyes off the road to grab a fry, or grab something from the back seat. And the amount of cases where people were involved in an accident over .08 were LOWER last year than those found using a cell phone.
Where is all this going?
Most of all the collisions on the road are preventable, the few that aren't are the rare 'accident' like a tree falling on your car, or someone slams on their breaks and swerves into you, or your tire blows out. It takes hundreds of hours to get your pilots license, and thousands for commercial or military.
If there were ever flying cars, the human aspect would need to be extremely limited to, inputting where the vehicle needs to go, changing the radio station, and emergency manual take over, and even that involves paying attention ALL the time.
Just imagine the chaos of all these flying machines in the air, one goes all crazy, crashes into a house or other flying machine, it's almost certain death.

Only way this could work is if it was for people who are in the elite, able to afford the insurance, and pass several tests.
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posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 12:05 PM
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a reply to: lostbook

Its cool but don't see this as a revolutionary IMO. This concept has been around for a long time. The advantage I see to this, is that you can keep your plane at home and drive it to the airport then take off. Near where I live they have homes with access to the runways.

I think a hovering type craft with an infrastructure to allow you to take off from anywhere vertically from your home to work ,school,grocery store etc will be revolutionary.

This to me is the equivalent of having your Airplane on a trailer. Cool if you don't want to drive to our hanger and rent a car at your destination.



edit on 061031America/ChicagoFri, 31 Oct 2014 12:06:59 -0500000000p3142 by interupt42 because: (no reason given)



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