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Flying car for the masses set for take-off.

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posted on May, 24 2013 @ 01:06 PM
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people would still drive on roads because there would be a lot less traffic if this became a reality.




posted on May, 25 2013 @ 09:44 AM
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As shown, the concept vehicle would not be able to auto-rotate. Auto-rotation is the ability of a helicopter to land safely if it loses power for any reason. Even then, there are speeds and altitudes where even a helicopter cannot auto-rotate. If this car ran out of fuel, it would fall from the sky. If a single large diameter, or two large concentric or tandem counter-rotating rotors were used, then it could auto-rotate, but even then, not at all combinations of altitude and speed. Auto-rotation requires a skilled pilot, it is not a function that automates very well. This concept car would never be safe, unless if flew only a few feet off the ground.



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 09:46 AM
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If it's autonomous, or even semi-autonomous then they won't have any control over where it flies. You can set up computerized no fly zones that the car will say out of. You can't control them slamming into each other, but you would be able to control to an extent where they fly at.



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 09:51 AM
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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.

How would they control traffic in the skies? You think people would listen if there were rules? Like i say, look at the roads and see what stupid things people get up to there, then think of the implications of that being above people lol


Did you watch the video dude? it's all controlled by a computer, just like most commercial airplanes.

Opps, above post replied already, ignore

edit on 25-5-2013 by XaniMatriX because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 10:08 AM
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I can just envision the problems. What they need to do is to develop the technology of GPS with force field, for anti-crash swerving (bumper cars in the sky), navigating, and parking capabilities.Then, it might work very well.



posted on May, 25 2013 @ 05:33 PM
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Originally posted by Blue Shift
One of the biggest factors is noise. I personally wouldn't want anybody in my neighborhood gearing up a flying car or helicopter in their back yard while I'm trying to sleep. I would be forced to find a way to silence them.


The standard Rotax with muffler only puts out 58 decibels. That is slightly less than a normal conversation. The average lawnmower puts out about 90dB.



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