Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Was the Jetsons Cartoon Prophetic? (part 2)
Have you heard of Terrafugia? Maybe you've heard of the vehicle they are developing, the Transition? The Transition is a hybrid electric flying car with vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities that won't require an airport runway, and it will drive on all roads and highways. It appears that the current move is towards automated flying, where you just tell the car where you want to go, and it will fly you there. Automated piloting isn't something unheard of—Google has been developing self-driving cars for several years now. Uber has also been looking into self-driving cars, and they have been researching VTOL technology. Jeff Holden, Uber's head of product, claims that in 10 years, “passenger drones” may be ferrying you to your destination through the skies!