Flying cars are here, almost
August 15, 2012
Cars will finally fly this year, BBC Future reports.
The Transition is $300,000 aircraft that can fold its wings, allowing it to also operate as a street-legal road vehicle, says Terrafugia.
The PAL-V (personal air and land vehicle), also $300,000, is an autogyro, with a propeller at the rear to provide forward thrust and a free-spinning rotor to give it lift. On the ground, it operates more like a streamlined tricycle.
An EU-funded project called myCopter is looking to a future where we whizz to work in Personal Aerial Vehicles (PAVs) with dedicated highways in the sky. Some day.