Tag Archives: Flying Car

Future Autonomous Taxi Is A Car That Is Also A Drone, But Not A Flying Car

Now this something we considered thinking out-of-the-box. When we think autonomous public transport, we often think self-driving car, self-driving bus, and autonomous drone. But Airbus, together with design studio Italdesign and Audi have come together to dream up a concept that is definitely not inside the box. The concept, called Pop.Up Next, can travel on regular roads and also take to the skies, but no, it is not quite a flying car. Continue reading Future Autonomous Taxi Is A Car That Is Also A Drone, But Not A Flying Car

This ‘Drone Car’ Might Just Be What Congested Cities Need

It aims to be a ‘car’ that can skip the annoying traffic jam, but Koncepto Millenya is basically a huge-ass drone that sits one and so, dancer/backyard inventor Kyxz Mendiola (who I pretty sure the first name isn’t his real name) decided to call his invention a ‘drone car’. Mendiola is the founding member of Philippines-based international dance group called Philippine Allstars and so, I am guessing no one would have thought a dancer would ever succeed in this ambitious endeavor which started six years ago. So yeah, Mendiola is a dancer-turn-amateur engineer. Continue reading This ‘Drone Car’ Might Just Be What Congested Cities Need

Opener Unveiled BlackFly Flying Car, But It Really Is An Ultralight Aircraft

According to Wikipedia, a flying car is “a type of personal air vehicle or ‘roadable’ aircraft that provides door-to-door transportation by both ground and air.” So, what really is a flying car? My definition would be a car-like vehicle that flies. Whether or not it is roadable is non-consequential (think Fifth Element). But I guess my definition is not quite the reality because, a flying car is essentially a personal air transportation device as proven by Opener’s BlackFly. Continue reading Opener Unveiled BlackFly Flying Car, But It Really Is An Ultralight Aircraft

DeLorean ‘Flying Car’ Is Not The DeLorean You Have Come To Expect

DeLorean did not promised us flying cars, but Back to the Future II sure planted that idea into our head. Since then, companies and individuals have not stop trying to make car fly, which now apparently includes the DeLorean. Wait, what? A flying DeLorean? A very interesting prospect that piqued a BTTF fan like me. But unfortunately, it won’t be the DeLorean DMC-12 that will fly. In fact, John DeLorean, the person responsible for the made-famous-by-movie iconic ride, is not behind this ambitious endeavor. Instead, it is Paul DeLorean, the legend’s nephew, and his startup DeLorean Aerospace, who will be making a flying DeLorean a reality. Continue reading DeLorean ‘Flying Car’ Is Not The DeLorean You Have Come To Expect

World’s First Commercial Flying Car Is Ready, Can Be Yours For $599K

Gosh. We have been so out-of-touch with the flying car, Pal-V! The last we written about it, it was still going through testing, but today, the Dutch company has announced that it is selling its first commercial models, the Pal-V Liberty Pioneer and Liberty Sport. So, ladies and gentlemen, we give you the world’s first commercially available flying cars. Granted, it does not look anything like today’s road-going cars, but it will do for now. At least, it got off the ground, didn’t it? For $599,000 and $399,000 for the Liberty Pioneer Edition and Liberty Sport, respectively, this breakthrough in personal transportation can be yours and let you kiss gridlock frustration goodbye for good. All you need is a 165 m runaway for taking off and just 30 meters for landing. Continue reading World’s First Commercial Flying Car Is Ready, Can Be Yours For $599K

Slovakia Flying Car, AeroMobil 2.5, Successfully Takes To The Sky

flying cars. how many times have we read about the development, but have we see any take on the road or take to the sky? nope. nothing, but there is a Slovakian invention known as AeroMobil that is inching closer to that reality; its AeroMobil 2.5, the third version since its conception in early 90s, has successfully took to the sky back in March this year. at a consumer standpoint, the AeroMobil’s design looks pretty convincing as a car, albeit a little on the exotic side. but hey, it is a two-seater sports car after all and even if it doesn’t have the horsepower, it can always fly away from its supercar competitions without worrying about traffic. Continue reading Slovakia Flying Car, AeroMobil 2.5, Successfully Takes To The Sky

SkyRunner Flying Car

you have read a lot about flying cars, but until now none has come close to fruition and so the SkyRunner Flying Car you see here is your best bet for a road-running vehicle that can take to sky. technically, it qualifies as a flying car because it can actually takes to the sky, but it isn’t quite the flying car you might have dreamed of. it has no wings and it look like just another regular all terrain vehicle, but when it comes the time to take this machine off the ground and across some lake standing in your path, it has a parasail and a massive pusher propeller to do just that. it has a body made of fiberglass and carbon fiber, and is powered by a 1.0-liter EcoBoost Direct Injection Turbo engine that puts out a healthy 92 kW (123 hp) and 200 Nm (147 lb-ft) of torque, mated to a four-speed transmission, giving it a top speed of 115 mph (185 km/h) and takes just 4.3 second to launch its sub-1000 lbs weight from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h). Continue reading SkyRunner Flying Car

Terrafugia TF-X Vertical Take-Off Flying Car

the fantasy of flying car grips us. we fall prey to this desire to get our cars into the sky, thanks to the frustration serves up by constant gridlock and the steady bombardment of this fantasy by sci-fi movies. as flying car inches towards reality, we are also quick to realize something: do we really have the luxury of runway to take off and land as we wish? probably not and that’s why, in future, there will be the Terrafugia TF-X Vertical Take-Off Flying Car. conjured by the very same people who gave you the Transition flying car, the TF-X is designed to land and take off vertically like a helicopter and requires just helipad or a parking lot to do so. Continue reading Terrafugia TF-X Vertical Take-Off Flying Car

Pal-V One Flying Car

when George Jetson graced the tube in his flying vehicle contraption, it tickled our imagination of a flying car. of course, this concept aren’t new as the world has seen quite a handful of attempts in making flying car a reality from as far back as 1917, but mostly did so looking too much like an aircraft than a car and without much obvious success. however, the Dutch-built Pal-V One has inched one step closer to a real flying car by combining a three-wheeled car and a gyrocopter. on the road, it is capable of getting from naught to 100 km/h in less then 8-second and maxing out at a 180 km/h top speed – making it totally capable of traveling side by side with any regular vehicles on today’s road while not looking out of place. Continue reading Pal-V One Flying Car

auctions: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang & Pink Panther Cars

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(photos: BidSpotter) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang & Pink Panther Cars | £auction | bidspotter.co.uk

before the kids of the 60s and 70s learned about hot rods, Pink Panther Car (aka Panthermobile) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang were perhaps the cars that captured our hearts the most. the good thing is, these cars are not ready to go down the pages of history just yet. both iconic vehicles from the TV series Pink Panther Show and fantasy movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang are going the under the hammer. the auction is hosted by BidSpotter via an exclusive online bidding process, starting from September 4 through to October 14, 2011. Continue reading auctions: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang & Pink Panther Cars