Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! (No.) It’s a plane! (Ehhh.) It’s a flying car! (No, definitely not). So what is it? According to its manufacturer, Opener, this is a new ultralight all-electric fixed-wing extreme short/vertical take-off and landing (ESTOL/VTOL) aircraft. That’s too damn to long to say, so let’s just…
You’d think that if anyone would be able to crack the problem of flying cars, it’d be Einstein, right? I mean, after all, you don’t have to be some kind of Copernicus to know that Einstein’s a real Einstein. Even so, it seems improbable. That’s what makes this recently re-discovered film of Albert Einstein flying…
Today my coworker Michael wrote a wonderful, but apparently incorrect take in which he claimed “There is no such thing as a flying car. All we have is lies.” But as one commenter points out, the only lies we have are Michael’s.
Look at this thing. Uber calls it an “aerial taxi.” Our friends at Gizmodo call it a “flying car.” But it’s not. There are airplanes. There are helicopters. There’s no such thing as a flying car, and anyone who tells you otherwise is lying to you.
Ug, flying cars. I’m so sick of them. They’re always two years away, they’re always stupid, and nobody is ever going to buy them. They’re miserable teases, and I swore I was done with them. I’d accepted this, and then along come these Dutch bastards with a stupid name, Pal-V, with a flying car they say you (well, rich…
Porsche may join the fray of automakers who want to make a car (or at least a taxi) that can fly. C’mon Porsche, I thought you were better than this.
This video might be hard to watch, so if you want an easy start to the middle of your week, move on. But thankfully, the couple aboard this SkyRunner flying car/dune buggy thing survived a completely startling crash.
Joby Aviation, a startup that aims to build a flying taxi that looks just like a small airplane, has raised $100 million from the likes of Toyota, Jet Blue and Intel, according to a statement from the company on Thursday. Amazingly, people are still at this idea.
In an even bigger scam than college itself, people can now get a degree in a concept that’s been around for 100 years and still hasn’t caught on: flying cars.
What happened to me? I used to be the sort of person that loved hearing about the flying cars we’d all enjoy in the future. The very idea was thrilling, the technology ingenious, the potential inspiring. But now, when we get emails about new flying cars like this one called the Switchblade, I find I’m just a cranky,…
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Among the myriad hurdles that need to be cleared for so-called flying cars to start ferrying passengers through the sky, some tests actually need to be conducted. Airbus, one of several companies trying to launch vertical take-off and landing aircrafts, says it’ll be able to do that by the end of the year.
Airbus has made it abundantly clear that it would like to build a flying car-taxi-helicopter vehicle, despite the exceedingly slim possibility of one ever being used by the masses. This week, ahead of the Paris Air Show, Airbus subsidiary A3 released a video to demonstrate how this dream could work.
Right around the time Toyota asked everyone to stop calling it boring, the company gave a startup called Cartivator more than $350,000 for its “flying car” that’s supposed to be commercialized by 2020. But the flying car is actually more like a drone, and it, um, doesn’t work very well so far.
Toyota wants you to stop calling it boring, and dang it, Toyota is going to give some hipster kids money to build a flying car in order to prove its coolness. The goal is to get a prototype in the air by next year, with four rotors helping lift it off of the ground. But wait, no, this actually sounds like a drone.
Because this is something that just happens every couple years, like locust infestations, we’re currently in the midst of a new round of flying-car hype. Uber is even having some big flying car event in Texas this week. Historically, every bit of flying-car hype proves to be bullshit. But it may not have to be; I…
There’s been a lot of buzz about Uber working on a flying car proposal lately, but a new announcement from the company’s head of product deflated this hype faster than rigid airship interest post Hindenburg. It turns out Uber wants to take us out of our cars and cram us into shitty little planes.
Today we saw tech gazillionaire Larry Page’s ‘flying car,’ the Kitty Hawk. Pretty clearly, it is not a flying car. But maybe it’s something else.
Today Google founder Larry Page showed off Kitty Hawk, a new startup company that bills itself as making a much-anticipated “flying car,” and... it’s not really a flying car. It does look fun, though?