How Close Are We to Developing The World’s First Flying Car?

feat. flying cars

For centuries, flying cars have been a symbol of the future. Flying cars seem like the perfect solution for congested routes and saving time in traffic. In movies, you were told that they would be a reality by the year 2000; but we are in 2019 and there are still no flying cars around, what’s up with that?

The truth is we are close to making flying cars a reality. But how close? Well, let’s look at how some of the biggest names in the automobile industry are working towards developing the first flying car. Several companies are working towards that goal, including Toyota who intends to use its Skydrive machine for the first time at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. The Japanese automotive giant has invested millions into making this futuristic dream a reality.

 

future cadet car

 

What Should Flying Cars Look Like?

Everyone has their own opinion about what flying cars should look like. However, most people think that it should look like the Terrafugia Transition. This model combines the elements of a small aircraft and a car. However, the Terrafugia still faces some issues like needing a runway to get into the air. No one has access to a runway which makes the car impractical for everyday commercial purposes. To combat that, a lot of automotive companies are looking at vertical take-off and landing designs (VTOL).

The VTOL idea has been around for decades; it was first implemented in the Harrier ‘jump jet’ that has been used by air forces all over the world. The helicopter is another application of this idea but the problem remains that this type of aircraft is expensive to run and requires higher degrees of training for the pilot. A flying car should not only be affordable but should be simple to drive and not cost you a fortune in maintenance.

 

Vertical Take-Off and Landing

hover flying

 

Drone technology has changed the game when it comes to advancement in flying car technology because it doesn’t require a runway. However, introducing this type of flight system into a flying car is still going to cause you problems. At this moment in time, the idea of a flying car remains a fantasy to be developed in select numbers.

 

flying taxi

 

The real future of flying cars will be seen when it debuts as a taxi service but that means testing methods that will account for both air and road use.

More To Explore

Press Release

CarAdvise Press Release – Tire Buying

CarAdvise, America’s top online vehicle maintenance and repair marketplace technology has added a brilliant new feature to their technology platform, tire shopping. With this new added component, CarAdvise members can shop for a variety of tire brands and tires specifically for their vehicle. CarAdvise users can now search tires that preload the site specifically for their garage of vehicles. Within

Read More »
Press Release

CarAdvise Press Release – 12 Month, 12,000 Mile Warranty

CarAdvise, America’s leading online vehicle car care marketplace has launched a significant new addition to their Happiness Guarantee, a 12month/12k mile warranty. This 12 month or 12,000 mile warranty will give all CarAdvise members a significant amount of trust with any transaction completed through the CarAdvise Platform.  12month/12k will be guaranteeing complete satisfaction with all materials and workmanship on all

Read More »
QUICK CONTACT

© 2021 CarAdvise LLC All rights reserved.