Flying Cars Tech

Typically, a flying car is a small airplane converted into a road-capable car. Because of their adaptive nature, there is no specific technology that applies to flying cars as a class.

"The flying Car," by Margret Hofheinz-Döring

Flying cars, also known as 'roadable aircraft' and Personal Air Vehicles (PAV), are vehicles capable of both being driven on standard roads and being flown through the air. In concept, they are regarded as Integrated Flying Cars if the transition from road to flight and back requires no change to the vehicle’s parts, and Modular Flying Cars if the parts required for flight are stored (at an airport, for example) and added on as necessary.

The availability of flying cars is extremely limited but the idea of such a dual-purpose vehicle remains a popular idea for both James Bond fans and inventors. The majority of flying cars exist as either prototypes or concepts in development.

Typically, a flying car is a small airplane converted into a road-capable car. Because of their adaptive nature, there is no specific technology that applies to flying cars as a class. There are, however, certain strategies, such as vertical take-off and landing, favored by designers.


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