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A Japanese company has carried out a successful test flight of a 'flying car' after their vehicle lifted test driver into the air. SkyDrive is among the many companies working to develop a 'flying car' but their project took a step in the right direction after they successfully lifted their vehicle several feet off of the ground. In a video SkyDrive's car hovered in mid-air with a passenger inside for four minutes.
Looks like a warmed-over helicopter to me and very slow.
A quadcopter, actually. Helicopters are controlled by the rotor head. This has no rotor head.
originally posted by: Ahabstar
Here is the thing on flying cars...you will not be flying them. The FAA will not allow the sky to be packed with vehicles out of their control. Meaning a computer will control 100% all your flight.
Thrill seekers buzzing airports to fly with the big planes? Nope.
Flying at the cruising altitude of commercial flights? Nope.
Bob and weave past skyscrapers in Manhattan like slalom course? Nope.
Sit and enjoy your Johnny Cab? Absolutely.