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Last year, Slovakian company AeroMobil unveiled its latest prototype of an elongated, road-ready vehicle with stowable wings that can navigate both city traffic and the airspace in between landings and take-offs from the world's airports. (Forbes contributor Federico Guerrini covered the reveal in Vienna in October; check it out for more details on the latest model known as the Aeromobil 3.0.) Then, this week at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, Co-Founder and CEO Juraj Vaculik said that the company planned to move flying cars to market sooner than later. "We are now scaling up quite fast, building the team, and the plan is that in 2017 we'll be able to announce... the first flying roadster," Vaculik told CNBC. "The point is not only to showcase that it's possible to marry together a plane and a car, but to really commercialize it."
originally posted by: Phage
originally posted by: lostbook
What says ATS?
There are enough certified pilots in the sky who shouldn't be.
originally posted by: choos
a reply to: lostbook
i expect that a pilots licence is mandatory to buy one?
if not, given how most people have trouble driving in regular cars i dont have much hope for flying cars in the future.
Seriously now. I think the reason this will never take off and why it hasn't is the vast investment in the infrastructure of our roads and highways.
Building and expanding roads is big money and lots of jobs. Plus a good reason to get taxes. Air space needs no repair or maintence. Control towers and air stations would be needed, but when you compare how much concrete and asphalt is laid over our earth that's a sliver of the infastructure we would need to travel by air. there is nothing fornthe big cats to get their hands into.