This neat concept trailer has been flying around the internet the last couple of days: it’s a story of a hover car racer who has to choose between his family and the potential for fame, and it features some pretty cool flying cars.
Another day, another promise that flying cars are just over the horizon. It’s like that movie Groundhog Day except Bill Murray’s character wakes up once every six months to a new world where he’s completely forgotten the media’s promises of flying cars from six months ago.
A flying car crashed during a test flight in Slovakia on Friday. The Aeromobil car was piloted by Stefan Klein, a co-founder of the company. Klein was able to deploy a parachute for the vehicle, which is said to have helped ease the severity of the impact.
Remember AeroMobil? Last year they were promoting their flying car, which I went out on a limb to say is never really going to happen. Like most people, they don't give a rat's rectum about what I think, so they went ahead and made this video of their fancy flying car.
We constantly read that the flying car is just two years away. In fact, we've been hearing this for decades. So who's promising one this week? A little company called AeroMobil, whose CEO made a big splash at South by Southwest with his announcement of a release by 2017. But if the AeroMobil flying car is released…
By this stage, it's fairly clear that flying cars aren't going to happen any time soon, despite what the media might want to say. And there's a simple reason for that — the whole concept of flying cars is pretty stupid in the first place.
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.
Don't hold your breath for any of these ten car rumors. Even though they refuse to die, none will happen.
Elon Musk took to the stage at the Vanity Fair Summit ahead of the Big D unveiling tomorrow, and in addition to talking about how we all could be living in a Matrix-style virtual reality and the perils of our current patent system, he made the obvious case against flying cars.
You know what manner of shit I can't believe? This shit. This shit right here. This flying car crap. Wired in the UK is telling us that the "flying car may have just landed," but what they really mean is "here's another remarkable flying car that'll never get made because this is how this always goes, forever."
Another day, another story about how flying cars are just two years away. Funny how they're always just two years away.
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?
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.
It's that time of year again! Every six months or so, the media rave about the latest advancements in flying car technology. They insist your flying car is ALMOST HERE! No, no it's not.
The market for flying cars must be heating up because companies are definitely pushing them towards reality in the hopes people will buy them. We saw the most convincing version of the Aeromobil recently, and now, there's the SkyRunner, the creation of a Louisiana company with the help of Ecoboost power.
No matter how many rational arguments you make or how much reminding you do about how bad people normally drive on the ground, there will always be those who dream of a flying car. Which is why I'm so surprised I've never seen anyone try anything like my terrible idea here: a hot-air balloon car.