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.
After spending 40 years and unspeakable amounts of investor money to make his dream a reality, Paul Moller’s flying car is finally available for purchase. But because flying cars are perpetually “just two years away,” Moller is actually auctioning off his original prototype, not a production model.
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.
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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?
Airplane-maker Airbus and legendary coachbuilder Italdesign have teamed up to make a novel flying-car concept called Pop.Up that, like all flying car concepts, is just two years away from never fucking going to happen.
At the Geneva Motor Show, aircraft manufacturer Airbus unveiled it was designing a concept car with Italdesign that reportedly—reportedly, we stress—could be airlifted by a drone over a traffic jam.
What’s that? Airbus is doubling down on its promise of a flying car? Cool! Just what 2017 needed: Yet another wishful plan in the near 100-year quest to make flying cars a reality. Will it happen? (Probably not.)
Inevitably, a race car will fly. It’s bad and we can only hope that nobody gets hurt. But, from these flights we can improve and learn how to prevent things like that from happening again.
Airbus’ new driverless airborne taxi/gigantic drone concept looks great! It’s so cool to see a major air company work on what’s basically a flying car. Oh, wait, does this thing pass the two year test?
Christian Von Koenigsegg is a lucky man. His unconventional ideas about automotive engineering—pioneering FlexFuel, camless engines and gearless transmissions—have made him and his small supercar company wildly successful. He’s lucky he didn’t try to start his business based on his theory of gravity, which he does not…