Published On: Wed, Sep 5th, 2012

Flying cars – are they finally, really coming?

People have been fantasising about flying cars for over a hundred years. It is easy to understand why: on the ground they provide convenience and safety; in the air they travel from point to point at speed and provide amazing vistas.

The Dutch company PAL-V has successfully demonstrated one, which is a mix between a sports car and a gyrocopter.  You can imagine it being used by Batman or law enforcement officials as the video below demonstrates.

Terrafugia also has a flying car prototype, which is bigger and incredibly ugly.  Batman would not be seen dead in one of these!

 


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