Why don’t we have flying cars yet?

Science fiction from the last century predicted we’d all be zipping through the sky in the family car by now, so why are we still stuck on the ground in highway traffic? Inventors have developed many flying car prototypes – such as the Moller Skycar and the Terrafugia Transition – over the decades, but these flying machines are still too tricky for the average driver to operate without a pilot’s license. They also often involve time-consuming transformations – wings that fold, propellers that tuck away, and the like – to get airborne, making them more like planes that can drive on the road than true flying cars. And then there’s the safety factor. Drivers in malfunctioning cars can simply pull over to the side of the road. Pilots in malfunctioning flying cars better have a parachute.


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