Flying Car

In May, Terrafugia unveiled its vision for the future, the TF-X, a four-passenger flying car that would use electric propulsion and tiltable rotors to facilitate vertical takeoffs and landings and eliminate the need for runways entirely. It’s been under development for seven years, including flight testing last year, but underwent a number of modifications this year in an effort to improve handling. In May, the company unveiled its vision for the future, the TF-X, a four-passenger flying car that would use electric propulsion and tiltable rotors to facilitate vertical takeoffs and landings and eliminate the need for runways entirely. Operating a TF-X™ vehicle should be statistically safer than driving a modern automobile. TF-X™ vehicles will be capable of automatically avoiding other air traffic, bad weather, and restricted and tower-controlled airspace. It will have a backup full-vehicle parachute system which can be activated by the operator in an emergency if the operator believes the TF-X™ to be incapable of auto-landing. If a TF-X™ operator declares an emergency (which will automatically notify authorities of the situation), the TF-X™ can be landed in non-approved landing zones. If the operator becomes unresponsive, TF-X™ would automatically implement an emergency auto-land at the nearest airport.

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Original sources:
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/flying-car.htm (08/01/2013)
http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/the-tf-x-might-be-the-first-flying-car-that-actually-works-like-a-flying-car (2013)
Christian Pereda

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