Flying car (aircraft)

“Flying Car” Prototype Can Takeoff Within the Year

The manufacturer of the world’s largest passenger airplane is setting its sights on a much smaller form of air travel. As Reuters reports, Airbus aims to have a single-person flying car prototype ready for demonstration by the end of 2017.

Since last year, Airbus has been looking into building autonomous aircraft that can be summoned through an app, just like ground-based ride-hailing services. At this year’s DLD digital tech conference in Munich, Airbus CEO Tom Enders revealed just how close they are to reaching…

The Tesla Autopilot Can “Predict” a Car Crash Before It Happens

Though we still may be a couple of years away from the flying cars predicted by The Jetsons and so many sci-fi movies, automobile technology is advancing at a mind-blowing rate. In just the past few months, we’ve heard about new sensors designed to protect the ears of Mercedes drivers in the event of a crash and, of course, the arrival of self-driving vehicles around the world. At the forefront of this technological revolution is Tesla, the…

A Flying Car Company In Europe Receives $10 Million Investment

Flying cars have been zipping through our science fiction films and TV shows for decades, but in the real world they’ve yet to take off. It’s not that the technology isn’t there—flying cars that utilize vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) technology have been a possibility for years. But there are many roadblocks, like safety and cost, that have prevented them from becoming mainstream. Despite all the barriers, at least one group of venture capitalists still believes that flying cars are the future. As TechCrunch reports, the venture firm Atomico is investing €10 million (about $10.7 million) in a German vertical take-off and landing plane developer called Lilium Aviation.

Lilium cites several reasons why their concept will succeed…