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Flying Cars are Coming, but They Aren’t Quite the Ones We’ve Dreamed About

The Terrafugia "Transitions" (Mark Warren/Creative Commons license)
The Terrafugia “Transitions” (Mark Warren/Creative Commons license)

Hayley Tsukamaya, WASHINGTON POST

 

(The Washington Post)—Let’s be honest: it’s 2014, and the automotive industry has utterly disappointed a generation of science-fiction lovers and futurists. Where are our flying cars?

Stepping into the void is Terrafugia, which bills itself as a “the flying car company.” It has announced an upcoming model called the “Transition,” which sports foldable wings that let the vehicle go from car to plane in about 20 seconds with the flip of a switch. Talk about a convertible.

To be frank, the upcoming Terrafugia Transition is not quite the flying Jetsons-esque car of your dreams.  The Terrafugia Transition is, more accurately, a plane you can drive rather than a car you can fly. That means, sadly, you’re not going to be able to hover away from a bad traffic jam.

 

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