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Flying car to go in to production

Posted on Wednesday, 30 June, 2010 | Comment icon 11 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: Terrafugia
 
The Terrafugia Transition "flying car" has been given the go-ahead in the US for a move in to production.

"The Terrafugia Transition, a light aircraft that can convert into a road-legal automobile, is to go into production after being given a special weight exemption by the US Federal Aviation Administration."

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Comment icon #2 Posted by DieChecker on 29 June, 2010, 23:52
Looks cool. I'd get one if I was a bachelor. Being married with kids means you don't get to do as many dangerous activities as before.
Comment icon #3 Posted by danielost on 30 June, 2010, 4:22
Weird-looking cars are a dime a dozen. Far less common are weird-looking cars that can also fly AND have approval from the Federal Aviation Administration. Indeed, as far as we know, there's only one of those babies: The Terrafugia Transition. The private aircraft/funky-looking car has been in the news before.But the recent announcement that it's going into production sparked mega-searches on the Web. Almost immediately, online lookups for "terrafugia transition" and "terrafugia transition pictures" both, well, took off. Read more... we're getting closer to the jetson's car.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Silus on 30 June, 2010, 9:53
Haha that looks awesome, can't wait to get mine.
Comment icon #5 Posted by 27vet on 1 July, 2010, 3:32
I'm not sure that they should be available to all drivers though, we would have Star Wars in the sky above our heads.
Comment icon #6 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 2 July, 2010, 15:20
I'm not sure that they should be available to all drivers though, we would have Star Wars in the sky above our heads. Not to mention the increase percentage of having a flying vehicule crash in your house.
Comment icon #7 Posted by ali zeek on 2 July, 2010, 19:06
Not to mention the increase percentage of having a flying vehicule crash in your house. COP: PULL THAT THING OVER!
Comment icon #8 Posted by danielost on 2 July, 2010, 20:11
Not to mention the increase percentage of having a flying vehicule crash in your house. they have or should have a chute to land the plane safely. i dont know if it has small directional fans to stear it away from houses.
Comment icon #9 Posted by THE Dr Alien on 3 July, 2010, 22:07
ah yes, i remember hearing about this on a tv programme. i would have given it another 10 years before putting it into production because other technology still needs to be developed to make it safer and easier to fly.
Comment icon #10 Posted by danielost on 3 July, 2010, 22:25
ah yes, i remember hearing about this on a tv programme. i would have given it another 10 years before putting it into production because other technology still needs to be developed to make it safer and easier to fly. i think your talking about the jet car.
Comment icon #11 Posted by THE Dr Alien on 3 July, 2010, 22:28
i think your talking about the jet car. maybe i am... either way... it will be a couple of years until i can drive any vehicle. so i dont think i'll be driving any flying car anytime soon.


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