Flying "Jetsons" Car is Finally Here: Watch It Go [VIDEO]

In Life by Wendy Michaels , on Wednesday, April 04, 2012, 10:52 AM (PDT)
Flying car!


Futuristic Flying Car Requires Pilot's License

Remember watching The Jetsons and thinking a flying car would never be a real thing?

Think again -- it's real!

The flying car was developed by Dutch company PAL-V (Personal Air and Land Vehicle), with their hybrid car/plane, able to fly at speeds of 110 miles per hour and a range between 315 and 350 miles.

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The PAL-V 1 prototype has already successfully taken several test flights and the company is looking for investors to bring the car to market.

They expect to sell it for $300,000.

This is all pretty amazing, but of course, it requires a pilot's license and begs the question of how it will all work in reality. Then, of course, there are little issues like insurance and having a runway for take off and landing. 

For now, though, it's pretty cool to see this futuristic product a semi-reality with an operational prototype.

Not to be outdone, U.S. flying car company Terrafugia has also created a flying car prototype called the Transition, set to debut at the New York International Auto Show on April 6. The Transition's flying range is about 400 miles, with a top speed of 105 mph in the air.

Terrafugia says the flying car will cost $279,000. They already have 100 orders for the Transition.

Do you think flying cars will ever become the norm?



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