Now Ride a Flying Car !

Must Read

Can CBD Gummies Be Beneficial For College Students?

College students often feel more pressure than they have ever—or will ever—feel in their entire lives. Many...

Will Google’s Move To Delete 2,500 YouTube Channels Add Fuel To The Fire With China?

The US-China trade war has started rearing its ugly head. Both sides are now turning to extreme...

India Enterprise IT Spending To Reach Rs. 1,910 Billion In 2012: Manufacturing And communication Industry To Drive The Growth

Manufacturing and Communication Industry is expected to drive the overall growth in the years to come. Sectors like Education,...

A car that also doubles up as a plane will soon be a reality. Massachussetts-based company Terrafugia has developed a car-plane and plans to deliver it to its customers by the end of 2011.

Called the ‘Transition’, the car-plane recently cleared a major hurdle when regulator Federal Aviation Administration granted a special weight limit exemption to it, the company said.

It costs $ 194,000, excluding additional charges for options like a radio, GPS and a full-plane parachute. So far, the company has more than 70 orders with deposits.

Advertisements

“It is the next ‘wow’ vehicle. Anybody can buy a Ferrari, but as we say, Ferraris don’t fly,” Terrafugia vice president Richard Gersh said.

The car has wings that unfold for flying and fold back again for driving. It can take off in about a minute but would need a runway to takeoff and land.

It is designed to fly primarily under 10,000 feet and has a maximum takeoff weight of 1,430 pounds, including fuel and passengers.

Gas mileage on the road is about 30 miles per gallon (12 km/litre). “There is no launch button on the (instrument) panel,” Gersh added.

The company is looking to market Transition to private pilots as a convenient and cheap way to fly. It can be driven on roads and be parked conveniently in a garage at home.

Advertisements

Terrafugia, founded in 2006 by five Massachusetts Institute of Technology students, said the car-plane reduces the chances of an accident by allowing pilots to drive under bad weather.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Amid Acquisition Talks, TikTok Gearing Up For A Legal Battle!

Desperate times call for extreme measures. The popular short-form video app TikTok has been facing unprecedented amounts...

PAN-Aadhaar link: 32.71 Crore Indians Can Now Reap the Benefits

The agenda to link every citizen's Aadhaar card with their PAN card has been on the Indian Government's radar ever since 2017....

When A City Had To Pay Ransom To Cyber Criminals!

While the rapid advancement in technology surely did gift us with newer and more powerful devices, be it smartphones or iPads, it...

Can Twitter’s New Feature Really Make You Feel Safe?

Twitter has been on what seems like a campaign to make the site a place for more meaningful conversations among users. Ever...

TikTok Acquisition: Not A Cake Walk for Microsoft

After President Trump announced an order banning US companies' transactions with Chinese businesses, which is set to come into effect 45 days...

Can ‘Made In India’ Twitter Alternative Replicate Twitter’s Success?

The popular microblogging platform Twitter has a new Indian clone and it is all set to capture the non-English users in the...

In-Depth: Dprime

Will ‘TikTok By Microsoft’ Be A Winner?

For the last two years, TikTok has been in the public eye for all sorts of reasons. First, it was the exploded...

Facebook Subscription Model: Looking Beyond Ad Dollars?

Seldom do job listings create a stir this gripping. However, when the job listing in question is a stealth post from Twitter,...

Will The Online Food Delivery Market in India End Up Becoming A Two-Horse Race?

It's pretty much evident that the food delivery space in India is all set to get riled up soon enough as one...

More Articles Like This