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11:46 pm on Feb 23, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Terrafugiaís mission is to create practical flying cars that enable a new dimension of personal freedom.
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Whadoya think?

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12:06 am on Feb 24, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I like the concept
12:26 am on Feb 24, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Cool concept but it will never fly... pun intended!
12:32 am on Feb 24, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Ugly though :(

Looks like a CitroŽn
4:49 pm on Feb 24, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Waiting for George Jetson's family sedan....
5:48 pm on Feb 24, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I've seen plenty of other projects, since years... I remember when I was a kid, they said that in year 2000, we'll go on vacation on the Moon, we'll have flying cars, and robots serving us. Instead we had the Internet, smartphones and flat TV, I feel like I've been screwed :-)
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I was sure i'd seen this previously: Mike Mercury had one of these a long time back. [youtube.com...]
6:19 pm on Feb 24, 2017 (gmt 0)

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There are plenty of these...
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6:26 pm on Feb 24, 2017 (gmt 0)

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When I see how people are (badly) driving, I can't imagine what will happen if we let them drive flying cars, or by the time flying cars will be a reality (and authorized to be used, which is another question), they will certainly be automatic, like cars, which is scaring me again more... :-)
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The practicalities of insufficient energy is one of the biggest problems. The amount of energy required to lift the vehicle, compared to the weight, is the problem. Then, of course, there is a the cost of the vehicle, which may prohibitive, or we'd all be using helicopters by now.
Imagine the chaos above our heads!
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When the sky will be stuffed with flying cars, and aerial traffic jam, old timers like me will have empty roads to enjoy :)
1:45 am on Feb 25, 2017 (gmt 0)

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The amount of energy required to lift the vehicle, compared to the weight, is the problem.
Unleaded automotive gasoline generating 1 MW of power dedicated to Electric Motor Pods while in air
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Then, of course, there is a the cost of the vehicle, which may prohibitive
The price will be consistent with high-end luxury cars
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I'm waiting for the convertible :)