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Are you always stuck in traffic and looking for a solution, well check out this flying car. Flying cars were talked about all the way back in the 1980s. It was a dream back then but its slowly becoming reality. Remember those funny looking prototype cars with wings that fold up, down, left, and right.

Well, if you haven’t been paying attention what’s happening at the New York Auto Show, then your missing out on a lot of cool stuff. Recently, a flying car design prototype was unveiled by a manufacturer named Terrafugia. The car is street-capable and is priced at around $279,000. This car is named the Transition. As you can tell from the name, the car transition’s itself into a small passenger airplane. Here are some basic facts about the Transition from the Terrafugia.com website.

  • can take off or land at any public general aviation airport, but needs at least 2,500 feet of runway.
  • on the ground it can be driven on any road and parked in a standard parking space or household garage
  • the Transition is considered a Light Sport Aircraft and a Multipurpose Passenger Vehicle
  • the wings extend and fold within 30 seconds

It was stated on Terrafugia’s website, that roughly 100 aircraft have been already reserved. I can’t even imagine, in a good way, driving to a local store or to work everyday in one of these things. Its unbelievable. Imagine walking into a dealership for cars a few years from now and seeing this. How many people are actually interested in this? Now you folks really need to start paying attention more to those traffic rules. Imagine how dangerous this could be if would use it. Now, I’m not saying the Transition is a bad aircraft or product.

I’m saying that some consumers aren’t ready for a change. To some people, this isn’t important to them, and to other people, it is and other people are interested in it. It all depends on personality. Also, the national general air space should get really for this. More Air Traffic Controllers should be placed and more strict rules. Now, I can guarantee that, not everybody won’t be driving one of these every morning  for over the next couple years so what’s there to worry about. True, but think about the future.

Are cars  that we use today, going to be obsolete in about 20…, 30…, or even 50… years from now?

What do you think? Leave a comment.

To get more details on the Transition, head over to Terrafugia’s website.