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New England aviation company Terrafugia has unveiled its latest conceptual version of a flying car. Unlike its current flying car, which is designed for pilots, the new design incorporates autonomous functionality, a move the company says will open up the skies to everybody.
Best about it is that you wont need a pilot's license to fly one
The Jetsons here we come!
Originally posted by Lady_Tuatha
reply to post by MarioOnTheFly
It could work like this -
I love that movie.
But yeah I see your point, would be a great deal of work for them to police it. I would say at the start there would be so little traffic that it wont matter.
Originally posted by AmberLeaf
It wont happen, look at the carnage people wreak on the roads. Imagine this same carnage above cities and towns.
You would have bits of cars/planes falling and killing people and destroying buildings on a daily basis.
Originally posted by LiberalSceptic
reply to post by F4guy
C´mon $279,000. would be no problems for the masses
Yeah but in the air you have 3-D movement, which means you have more chance actually avoiding someone else than on Earth, where movements are only 2-d, aka left or right. In the air, if you see an obstacle, you can go left, or right, but also over, or even under. No walkers can walk in the air, thus, flying cars will hit less walkers on the streets than terrestrial cars. And flying cars would be able to fly over buildings instead or driving right into them.
Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
You Don't need a pilots license to fly now - all you need is a valid drivers license - for a type of plane called an ultra light or sport recreational aircraft. These airplanes look just like mini versions of the big planes and are mostly 2 seaters with small engines.
I agree this idea will never take off, pun intended. Governments cant control car traffic much less air traffic for millions of people. This company is throwing it's money away.