Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in
This news story is archived which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.

For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.

Flying car to be unveiled in 2011

Posted on Friday, 26 June, 2009 | Comment icon 13 comments | News tip by: behaviour???


Image credit: Terrafugia
 
American company Terrafugia is set to unveil its new "flying car" as early as 2011, the technological marvel will be able to both drive along roads like a normal car and take to the skies at up to 115 km/hour.

"An American company Terrafugia Transition, based near Boston, is set to unveil the dual-purpose car-cum-plane vehicle called ‘The Flying Car’ as early as 2011."

  View: Full article

 Source: World Latest News


  Discuss: View comments (13)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #4 Posted by lotsocats100 on 26 June, 2009, 17:48
Would that require a pilot's license or a driver's license?
Comment icon #5 Posted by behaviour??? on 27 June, 2009, 3:36
Welcome Abroad lotsocats100 Thanks B???
Comment icon #6 Posted by kobolds on 27 June, 2009, 8:59
someone should also reveal how much fuel it need. if one time fly equal to the cost of 1 air plane ticket . I wonder how often the owner will go for fly mode
Comment icon #7 Posted by Eternal Light on 27 June, 2009, 9:36
I suppose it was inevitable given problems universally with congestion etc... but, there are going to be monumental problems surely, if this is to be mass produced, however far away the likelyhood of that is. Human nature isn't going to change; there will always be those who speed, whether on the roads, or in the air. There would still be a need, even more so one would thing, for traffic police, and traffic control... Imagine crashing 30,000 feet up. (I mean, there are going to be flight paths, and given the volume of mass road to air flight, if this er... takes off, in a universal way, it wou... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by lilmcnessy on 27 June, 2009, 10:19
Playing Flight simulator was useful!
Comment icon #9 Posted by Lord Umbarger on 29 June, 2009, 9:04
When you consider how p***poor most drivers are, I can't stand the thought of those same dimwits actually joining me in the air too. It's the only place that I have felt truly safe since I was 15 years old! All I can say is that putting those same folks that can't handle motoring in the two demonsions of highways in the three demonsions of the air will NOT bode well for the higher IQ members of society.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Thomas Dialante on 5 July, 2009, 3:13
Call me insane, but something in me doubts very highly that this thing can reach 725,000 meters. A meter is roughly three feet, so 725,000 times 3 would be over 2 million feet. I'm pretty sure it's unfeasible for this car to reach that height given the fact that commercial airliners run at about 30-35,000 feet. That's either blatant lying, bad reporting or an awful typo.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Warbringer on 8 July, 2009, 17:28
Lol, it'll be into orbit at that rate.
Comment icon #12 Posted by behaviour??? on 8 July, 2009, 17:46
Lol, it'll be into orbit at that rate. I think it may be some error in report...anyway newspapers wont state it wrong Thanks B???
Comment icon #13 Posted by Raptor on 8 July, 2009, 18:00
Call me insane, but something in me doubts very highly that this thing can reach 725,000 meters. A meter is roughly three feet, so 725,000 times 3 would be over 2 million feet. I'm pretty sure it's unfeasible for this car to reach that height given the fact that commercial airliners run at about 30-35,000 feet. That's either blatant lying, bad reporting or an awful typo. I think that's the maximum distance that it can travel in a single trip while airborne.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5950336
256218
168324

 
1962 'thing in the woods' was CIA spy camera
7-26-2017
A mystery spanning over 55 years has finally been solved thanks to newly released CIA documents.
Giant black swan once roamed New Zealand
7-26-2017
Scientists have found evidence of a huge, hulking semi-flightless swan that went extinct 500 years ago.
Time is key to happiness, new study claims
7-25-2017
According to researchers, stressing out over a lack of time is a leading cause of anxiety and depression.
Eden Project UFO revealed as publicity stunt
7-25-2017
Videos and pictures of an alleged UFO over Cornwall have turned out to be part of a promotional exercise.
Other news in this category
Time is key to happiness, new study claims
Posted 7-25-2017 | 10 comments
According to researchers, stressing out over a lack of time is a leading cause of anxiety and depression....
 
Robot ventures inside Fukushima reactor 3
Posted 7-23-2017 | 5 comments
Scientists in Japan have identified what could be fuel debris within the devastated nuclear reactor....
 
Scientists develop bizarre worm-like robot
Posted 7-22-2017 | 5 comments
Stanford University researchers have built a robot that can literally worm its way around anything....
 
Top US general warns against killer robots
Posted 7-19-2017 | 8 comments
General Paul Selva has spoken out about the dangers of creating fully autonomous weapon systems....
 
Why do some people have a fear of holes ?
Posted 7-13-2017 | 13 comments
Scientists have come up with a new theory to explain what causes trypophobia - the fear of small holes....
 
Monster-sized iceberg splits from Antarctica
Posted 7-12-2017 | 6 comments
One of the largest icebergs in recorded history has broken away from the world's southernmost continent....
 
China has 'teleported' a photon in to orbit
Posted 7-12-2017 | 30 comments
In a world-first, China has succeeded in using quantum entanglement to send data to a satellite....
 
Researchers invent battery-free mobile phone
Posted 7-11-2017 | 5 comments
Boffins at the University of Washington have come up with a way to remove the need for charging entirely....
 
Scientists have recreated an extinct virus
Posted 7-11-2017 | 23 comments
Scientists at the University of Alberta have managed to recreate a relative of the deadly smallpox virus....
 
How ethical should a self-driving car be ?
Posted 7-9-2017 | 26 comments
When faced with an unavoidable accident, whose life should an autonomous vehicle attempt to prioritize ?...
 
Russia is developing a 'Stormtrooper' exosuit
Posted 7-9-2017 | 11 comments
The futuristic exoskeleton combat suit looks like something straight out of a science fiction movie....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ