We may see flying cars hovering over our skies. The first model for mass production and use may then be available in the market, according to a report.
A flying car called the Transition, of the Massachusetts-based firm Terrafugia, is designed to be driven both on the road and in the skies. It will go on sale in 2015, the same report said.
It’s designed for pilots who want to be able to drive their planes home instead of parking them at the airport.
Transition is “part sedan, part private jet with two seats” with four wheels and wings that fold up when driven like a car, the report said. The release of the Transition is a prototype for another car-plane hybrid that is designed to be used by the masses, called the TF-X.
“We do want to create a flying car that can be used by a much broader segment of the population than just the pilot communities today,” said Terrafugia CEO Carl Dietrich in a Reuters video report.
If the project pushes through, the TF-X model by Terrafugia will have a range of 500 miles and a cruising speed of 200 miles per hour if the concept does push through.