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Will FLYING CARS Always Suck?

I’ve got some good news and some bad news, my fine feathered friends. The good news is that a “flying car” is on the way in 2017! The bad news is those quotes are there, meaning it’s not necessarily what you’re hoping for.

Join Jessica Chobot on today’s Nerdist News as she explores what makes AeroMobil‘s Flying Roadster more plane than car, how unfeasible this version of a flying car is, and what we can dream of for a better flying car future that – at the very least – is kicking off in just a couple of years!

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Comments

  1. Iceman says:

    But… but… but… What about the advances of Moller International?! With over 40 years of R&D, aren’t they just “two years away” from production of flying cars too?!?!?!  </sarcasm>

  2. agirlyman says:

    Where do you mount the guns on that thing?

  3. RedwoodCoast says:

    Can Hover and rotate.  No runway required.  Joystick like controls for piloting, No mode change that drastically changes the vehicles footprint to take off or land.  Allowed wings only on-demand once air borne for speed or fuel efficiency.  Can be used by a car in all US Jurisdictions.  Can function as off roader too.  

  4. Richard says:

    Except there is little actually new here.
    They’ve had these types of vehicles since the 60’s.
    In the end, its just not going to happen for the same reason you don’t see tons
    of people with personal helicopters.

    1) Training time to get the needed license.
    2) Legal liabilities.
    3) Places to land the damn things.
    4) A decent helicopter is expensive.

    Sorry folks, it just aint gonna happen.
    If we did create hover tech, then they would mandate all in the air vehicles
    be essentially driver less to prevent accidents.  Only government ones would
    be allowed to drive where they wanted (ambulances , police, and military)
    because a sucky driver on the road is a 100 times worse when falling from the sky.

  5. Jon A. says:

    My design for a “good flying car” is an airplane with a book of Enterprise car rental coupons on board.

  6. Steve says:

    No video