Are These the Flying Cars We’ve Been Waiting For?

Are These the Flying Cars We’ve Been Waiting For?

This innovative company received FAA permission to test flying cars

Jeb Brack
  • 3 february 2016

As humans, it seems we are never satisfied with our incredible inventions. No sooner do we develop the automobile than we are looking for ways to make it fly.

In1940, Henry Ford himself proclaimed, “a combination of airplane and motorcar is coming.” In 1964, Ian Fleming created perhaps the most famous flying car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, Chinese drone manufacturer Ehang unveiled a one-seater, autonomous octo-copter. None of these, though, resembles the vision of automotive flight as closely as the Terrafugia TF-X, which recently won FAA approval to perform model test flights.

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