Why flying cars haven’t taken off — yet

The Moller Skycar M400, which can vertically take off and land, remains grounded by testing and federal rules.

The Detroit News op-ed piece on the elusive quest for the flying car.  The cars have to overcome three problems to really take off:  technical, practical and regulation.

The best bet for flying cars looks to be Terrafugia Inc.’s Transition. It looks a lot like a small Cessna, except it’s closer to the ground and has wings that fold up for driving and unfold for flying. By late 2009 (fingers crossed), a limited number of people should be able to buy it for about $150,000.


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