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Looks dangerous.
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It's far from the first. When the car first came out (or rather wright brother's airplane) they where already looking for flying cars. They made a couple experiments. Got a car to fly but, well, they never become mainstream or anything.



Curtiss Autoplane - 1917

Sure it'll work but it's not what people are looking for.

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Shrapnel893 wrote:

Looks dangerous.


If it's German. I's okay.
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There will never be flying cars. People can barely learn to maneuver in two dimensional space with their current vehicles, let alone three.

Besides, we have these things called planes...>.>
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Yeah I don't think flying cars will catch on either. I mean you look at all the problems that we have with normal cars and mutliply that by the height at which these cars will be flying and I think you'll begin to see the problems that we'll be encountering. I mean your car start giving out on you and you just pull off to the side of the highway. Your flying car starts giving out on you and you plumet to your death...unless you were smart and purchased that parachute add on the sales person was trying to sell you.
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I already knew about that car. They've got another video where they show it flying, I'll post it here if I can find that video.
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Why it can't be out already? It would be so good to have a flying car in this year.
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oh god.... that is terrifying, with the way some people drive..... someones gonna die
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A plane is basically a flying car with a different shape.
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You missed the flying Ford Pinto from the 70's , but (halfway) seriously they have driverless cars that are being road tested adding driverless flying cars is just computing power.
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A flying car wouldn't be street legal at first, and once it became street legal (something which would be partly contingent upon improvement of law enforcement's ability to respond to violators in flying cars) it would require what effectively amounts to a special pilot's license and be regulated by air traffic authorities. It'd be an enormous pain in the neck.

I understand the value of research into flying automobiles for efforts at miniaturizing VTOL propulsion systems, but as a practical matter flying cars would create far more problems than they'd solve.
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Hovercraft?!
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I saw the clip of it driving down the freeway, and I thought, "Yeah. He's gonna spread them wings and try to take off without getting in a wreck with other cars, or without clipping light posts, and what not...." Then I thought, "O.K., where would you take off and land with your flying car, if you can't do it from the street or the freeway?" Then after a couple of minutes I came up with the answer, "From airports." Which then begged the question. "So, you drive your car to the airport so that you can take off?" I just can't imagine that everyone will have a landing strip on their property (unless they live in Alaska. A lot of those people live in the boonies and they all have, like, neighborhood landing strips).
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BlueOni wrote:

A flying car wouldn't be street legal at first, and once it became street legal (something which would be partly contingent upon improvement of law enforcement's ability to respond to violators in flying cars) it would require what effectively amounts to a special pilot's license and be regulated by air traffic authorities. It'd be an enormous pain in the neck.

I understand the value of research into flying automobiles for efforts at miniaturizing VTOL propulsion systems, but as a practical matter flying cars would create far more problems than they'd solve.


DARPA http://rt.com/usa/157244-flying-army-truck-viral/ has been working on a flying car for a while, now.

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