Driving the Sky: Flying Cars Are Back, But They’re Still a Long Shot

Driving the Sky: Flying Cars Are Back, But They're Still a Long Shot

Flying cars used to be not much more than Ford Pintos with wings. Now they’re “sky taxis” and “roadable aircraft” and a hundred other cute names that promise the dream of streaking over traffic instead of crawling through it. They’re ideas that never result in much but just won’t die, and the rise of hobby drones has given the concept a new plausibility (they can probably make those things big and sturdy enough to ride in, no?). We’re still skeptical, but some of the science projects below have actually flown as prototypes. And now there are billionaires pursuing this faraway dream. READ MORE ››

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