Thursday, May 18, 2006
Another flying car is being promised for the masses. This one will get 40 mpg, cost around $150,000 and be a fully functional airplane that also drives like a car.
It's called Transition and its inventor is hailing it as the world's first "roadable aircraft."
It remains to be seen if the thing will even fly, much less sell. And it reminds me very much of some past flying cars, namely the Airphibian and the AeroCar, which both date back to the 1950's.
In fact, the latest Aerocar designs call for a detachable 'airplane assembly' that you simply back your car into, attach some bolts to, and then use to get airborne and land safely...
Posted by Jerry Battiste at 6:32 PM