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Can any automobile give you this scenario? From your garage to your destination, the M400 Skycar can cruise comfortably at 275 MPH (maximum speed of 375 MPH) and achieve up to 20 miles per gallon on clean burning, ethanol fuel. No traffic, no red lights, no speeding tickets. Just quiet direct transportation from point A to point B in a fraction of the time. Three dimensional mobility in place of two dimensional immobility.
Henry Ford, Chairman, Ford Motor Company-1940
"Mark my word: A combination airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile. But it will come..."
Originally posted by GeeGee
The only way I see flying cars replacing regular cars is if physicists somehow discovered an anti-gravity effect that would prove safe in a flying vehicle and needed less energy to work. Even then, an accident in the skies would almost certainly result in death.
Originally posted by RFBurns
They are working on just that. All that is needed is to lift the vehicle off the ground, even if its just a few inches. Then you use conventional air jets to lift it further or manuver, forward motion, reverse, left, right, pitch up/down.
That would be far more practical, and alot safer.
I dont think we will see anything like that for quite some time to come. Maybe by 2100 or so.