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Flying car to be unveiled in 2011


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


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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."

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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.


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