It's Flying Car Season Again

Every six months, websites proclaim that the flying car is just over the horizon! And as if on schedule, the Daily Mail has a new article about how Terrafugia's Transition is coming soon! The only problem? We've been hearing that since 2008. » 2/09/15 6:30pm 2/09/15 6:30pm

Flying Car Prototype From 1990 Going Up For Auction

Want to own your very own flying car? Will you settle for a prototype that never left the ground? Well then you're in luck! Because the Barrett-Jackson auction in Arizona has a 1990 prototype with your name on it. » 1/07/15 4:50pm 1/07/15 4:50pm

"Flying Car" Crash in Florida Leaves Two Injured

Two people were injured after a Maverick brand "flying car" crashed today in Marion County, Florida. Both reportedly escaped with minor injuries. The Maverick has been involved in at least two other accidents during testing, one in 2012 and another in 2013. » 10/21/14 4:00pm 10/21/14 4:00pm

An Astrophysicist Explains Our Flying Car Problem

In a new essay at the New York Times, a professor of astrophysics at the University of Rochester asks the retro-futurist's most daunting question: Where's my flying car? » 6/06/14 7:10pm 6/06/14 7:10pm

FLYING CAR UPDATE: Just Two More Years, Guys!

A few weeks ago we looked at the broken promises of Terrafugia — a flying car company with a product that's always just two years away. Well, we've got an important update. The company is looking for just $30 million more to get their product off the ground. » 6/03/14 5:04pm 6/03/14 5:04pm

This flying drone helicopter truck is a real life transformer

What is this? A flying drone? Eight flying drones? One flying helicopter? A moving room? A truck? It's a little bit of everything. Called the AT Black Knight Transformer, it combines the vertical takeoff and landing of a helicopter with the off-road driving capabilities of a truck. So yes, that means it can fly and… » 1/10/14 8:12pm 1/10/14 8:12pm

Would The World Be Better If It Was A Giant Bumper Car Palace?

All you have to do is fall off of your skateboard and you realize that people are soft, and the rest of the world is hard. What if everything was soft, and cars could float? » 4/19/13 5:00pm 4/19/13 5:00pm

The Legend Of Ford's Flying Car Debunked

Have you ever heard of Ford's 'Glideair' hovercar concept from 1961? If yes, forget what you were told, it didn't actually exist. But the picture above is not a fake and is from 1959. Wait... what? Here's what actually happened. » 4/19/13 3:28pm 4/19/13 3:28pm

Why The Flying Car Everyone's Talking About Isn't A Flying Car

I'm a sucker for flying cars, being part of the list of things the future owes me (also, jetpacks, pizzas in pill form, and quality sexbots). » 4/04/12 10:00am 4/04/12 10:00am

Taiwanese Animators Render Our Terrafugia Flying Car Dreams

My enthusiasm for the Terrafugia Transition flying car has never waned, but after seeing it through the eyes of Taiwanese's Next Media Animation I'm even more excited about the prospect. Imagine flying around with Gary Busey and his weird Back To The Future shirt. Just remember to alwa—- OMG WATCH OUT FOR THAT PLANE! » 4/04/12 8:30am 4/04/12 8:30am

These Flying Cars Don't Fly, They Whoosh!

With the recent reveal of the production-ready Terrafugia flying car, we thought it an appropriate time to take a quick look at propeller-driven automobiles. Not the kind that fly. The kind that drive. Hello, propcar! Run, pedestrians, run! » 7/27/10 1:25pm 7/27/10 1:25pm

Flying Jeeps! What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

While reading the story of the man responsible for the Blower Bentley, I stumbled across a passage recounting the use of one of the surviving cars for towing test-bed "flying Jeeps" aloft during World War II. Flying Jeeps? » 7/17/10 3:00pm 7/17/10 3:00pm

Russian Aerocar Promises All Purpose Travel - New Cold War

With the development of the Russian-made Aerocar, it has become radically evident that the United States is now embroiled in the midst of a flying car technology race. While we have the sleek and the supposedly in-production Moller M200G, it's only limited to flying at heights of only 10 feet. The Russians have… » 4/08/08 4:45pm 4/08/08 4:45pm

The Flight of Pegasus: The AVE Mizar

Allegedly obsessed with flying cars, it seems like our latest obsession happens to be with turbocharged Pinto motors. So what if an ex-Northrop engineer grafted the wings and ass end of a Cessna Skymaster to a Ford Pinto and had the prototype painted by a hot van artist? Not 1973 enough for you yet? What if we told… » 2/22/07 12:30pm 2/22/07 12:30pm

Assembly Line Set to Churn Out F-35 Fighters

Up until now supersonic jet fighters have been built like hot rods or race cars. Meticulously, and one at a time. No more. Due to overwhelming demand and a desire to cut production costs of the new F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter, Northrop has constructed a top sekrit moving assembly line in Palmdale, CA. They… » 1/15/07 5:15pm 1/15/07 5:15pm

Spills! No Thrills: Why LA Hates Driving

The freeway was to be the stuff of miracles back in the days of modernism and promise of the future. Whisking along in our turbine-powered bubble top cars we were to travel at speeds exceeding 100 mph while eating a sangwich. Mention the word freeway to an Angeleno these days and they'll explain why they've been… » 11/27/06 1:55pm 11/27/06 1:55pm


If the scientific windbags of our youth were actually worth their salt we were all by now supposed to be flying our cars, taking weekends on the moon, and not even having to toil away eighty-plus-hours-a-week to pay the bills. Technology was the answer, and was supposed to be doing the work for us. All this talk… » 11/10/06 2:00pm 11/10/06 2:00pm