Is the world of autonomous single-passenger drones just over the horizon? Will you be commuting like George Jetson next year? Today, a Chinese company called EHang made a splashy announcement at CES promising just that. But consider us skeptical.
Terrafugia released a new video today showing off its latest flying car concept. Should consumers expect to see this new driverless model, known as the TF-X™, zipping around in the sky sometime soon? No. No, they should not.
Another day, another promise that flying cars are just over the horizon. It’s like that movie Groundhog Day except Bill Murray’s character wakes up once every six months to a new world where he’s completely forgotten the media’s promises of flying cars from six months ago.
A flying car crashed during a test flight in Slovakia on Friday. The Aeromobil car was piloted by Stefan Klein, a co-founder of the company. Klein was able to deploy a parachute for the vehicle, which is said to have helped ease the severity of the impact.
We constantly read that the flying car is just two years away. In fact, we've been hearing this for decades. So who's promising one this week? A little company called AeroMobil, whose CEO made a big splash at South by Southwest with his announcement of a release by 2017. But if the AeroMobil flying car is released…
By this stage, it's fairly clear that flying cars aren't going to happen any time soon, despite what the media might want to say. And there's a simple reason for that — the whole concept of flying cars is pretty stupid in the first place.
Want to own your very own flying car? Will you settle for a prototype that never left the ground? Well then you're in luck! Because the Barrett-Jackson auction in Arizona has a 1990 prototype with your name on it.
Elon Musk took to the stage at the Vanity Fair Summit ahead of the Big D unveiling tomorrow, and in addition to talking about how we all could be living in a Matrix-style virtual reality and the perils of our current patent system, he made the obvious case against flying cars.
Another day, another story about how flying cars are just two years away. Funny how they're always just two years away.
Executives from the flying car company Terrafugia are currently in China looking for funding, leading some in the media to innocently ask if flying cars could ease Beijing's traffic congestion. As the young folks these days might put it: LOL.
In a new essay at the New York Times, a professor of astrophysics at the University of Rochester asks the retro-futurist's most daunting question: Where's my flying car?
A few weeks ago we looked at the broken promises of Terrafugia — a flying car company with a product that's always just two years away. Well, we've got an important update. The company is looking for just $30 million more to get their product off the ground.
It's that time of year again! Every six months or so, the media rave about the latest advancements in flying car technology. They insist your flying car is ALMOST HERE! No, no it's not.
In 1934 the president of Northwestern University, Walter Dill Scott, predicted that technology would radically change the college experience.
In the late 1950s, many people took it for granted that our skies would be filled with thousands of amazing flying machines by the year 2000. But this posed a design challenge for futurist-minded planners. Where would these flying cars and helicopters land in the cities of tomorrow? In 1957, a handful of designers in…