Friday, July 15, 2011

From Boston comes the Flying Car

Admit it, you thought the Jetson’s aerocar was pretty cool.  But you never thought you’d see it in your lifetime.  Now from the same MIT grad students that brought us Car Talk comes a Federally-approved car that can fly.

Terrafugia recently got National Highway Traffic Safety Administration exemptions for their Transition vehicle, a car that can fly around as easily as it can fit in the garage.  The protoype’s already been flying around, but you’ll need to plunk down a $10K deposit to line up for the 2012 production model.  This article gives some more details on the NHTSA approval.

This isn’t the first time this has been tried. In fact the flying car has been a dream almost since the Wright Brothers flew their first airplane.


The company is Massachusetts based (Woburn) and funded so prepare yourself for flying cars, coming soon to New England.