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Boeing’s First Flying Car Test Flight is a Success

Boeing’s First Flying Car Test Flight is a Success

Look up in the sky. It’s a bird. No, it’s a plan. No, it’s a flying car. We have dreamed of flying around in cars from the days we watched “The Jetsons” cartoon to when we immersed ourselves into the world of the “Star Wars” film saga. The day our dreams come true may be […]

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GM Is Reportedly Considering the Potential of Flying Cars

GM Is Reportedly Considering the Potential of Flying Cars

Recent talks that GM has had with various air taxi companies suggest the automaker is interested in the possibilities that flying cars have to offer

During the FT Future of the Car Summit in Detroit, Mike Abelson, vice president of global strategy for General Motors, had a lot to say about GM’s future endeavors. Abelson confirmed the automaker’s commitment to introducing 20 new EVs by 2023, while also debunking rumors of an electric version of the Silverado and Sierra. However, […]

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Uber Partners with U.S. Army to Develop Flying Cars

Uber Partners with U.S. Army to Develop Flying Cars

The future you have always imagined may be closer than you think. Uber has swept the roads with its ridesharing service, and now it is taking to the skies. With electric flying cars on the horizon, urban transportation may have a different feel real soon. Benefits and Protection: What is gap insurance? Now working with […]

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Flying Cars Aren’t Here Yet, But This Company Wants to Race Them Anyway

Flying Cars Aren’t Here Yet, But This Company Wants to Race Them Anyway

We have written a little bit about flying cars here on The News Wheel. Several companies such as Terrafugia and AeroMobil have boasted nearly finished or production-ready models. Others, like Uber, are even planning a future of airborne vehicles ferrying people to and fro. However, no matter how fun the plan sounds, flying cars are […]

 Whitney Russell

Udacity is Now Offering an Online Course for Flying Car Engineering

Udacity is Now Offering an Online Course for Flying Car Engineering

Sebastian Thrun, AI expert is perhaps most well-known for kick-starting Google’s self-driving car program called Waymo. It turns out he has also established his own online education company called Udacity, which specializes in the software, technology, and engineering fields. Besides featuring a Self-Driving Cars Nanodegree Program that debuted last year, this year’s offerings include a […]

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Toyota Hopes to Use a Flying Car to Light the 2020 Olympic Flame

Toyota Hopes to Use a Flying Car to Light the 2020 Olympic Flame

Toyota is really invested in showing off Japanese technology for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. We already know of the fuel cell buses it will use during the games as well as the hybrid boat it has been developing; now Toyota has revealed what is probably the most interesting piece of engineering so far: a “flying […]

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Bill Ford: Want Flying Cars? Maybe Learn to Drive Regular Cars First, Yeah?

Bill Ford: Want Flying Cars? Maybe Learn to Drive Regular Cars First, Yeah?

With automakers proclaiming that drivers are as little as five years away from being able to purchase self-driving vehicles, one might start to wonder how long it takes before the focus shifts to another long-gestured fixture of sci-fi transportation and development begins in earnest on the first mass-produced flying cars. Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford […]

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People are Still Working on Flying Cars

People are Still Working on Flying Cars

The new cutting-edge technology that everyone in the auto industry wants to talk about is self-driving cars. Not going to lie, we all are probably looking forward to the day when we can text, eat, read, and otherwise be distracted behind the wheel and still make it to our destinations safely. As someone who has […]

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Toyota Teases Us Some More with Another Flying Car Patent

Toyota Teases Us Some More with Another Flying Car Patent

The idea of flying cars is one that has floated around human minds at least ever since cars were invented, but despite Back to the Future Part II’s optimism that we would have invented them by now, it’s clear that many of us have put the idea on the backburner and decided “maybe it’s a […]

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Jetsons, Here We Come: Terrafugia Takes Step Toward Building TF-X Flying Car

Jetsons, Here We Come: Terrafugia Takes Step Toward Building TF-X Flying Car

Hey everyone, break out the dog walking treadmills and robot maids, because here come flying cars. Well, eventually. I mean, there’s no rush on the robot maid. Feel free to take your time, is what I’m saying. Like, 8 to 10 years worth of your time. However, despite the long time frame, flying car manufacturer […]

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Toyota Granted Patent for Flying Car

Toyota Granted Patent for Flying Car

If you’re anything like us, you’re probably disappointed that it’s the year 2015 and there are still no flying cars on our roads skies. Sure, some pretty awesome prototypes exist, but many issues face their readiness for production, as the YouTube series Thought Glass recently explained. But there’s one automaker that tends not to let […]

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Flying Cars to Take Off in 2017…Maybe

Flying Cars to Take Off in 2017…Maybe

Companies hoping to build flying cars are keeping their hopes up. American firm Terrafugia has already started accepting deposits for its “Transition” car/plane, which it hopes to begin producing in 2017. In Slovakia, AeroMobil hopes to finalize its design and start accepting deposits in two years. In the Netherlands, PAL-V has already started taking orders […]

 Catherine Hiles

Flying Car Impresses Audiences at SXSW

Flying Car Impresses Audiences at SXSW

Back in October of last year, Slovakian company AeroMobil launched its signature invention—an actual, real-life flying car—at Austria’s Pioneers Festival. Since then, we haven’t heard much from AeroMobil, but now the company has introduced its invention to America at Austin’s annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. And the company says that the vehicle could be […]

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Thought Glass Explains Why There Are No Flying Cars Yet

<em>Thought Glass</em> Explains Why There Are No Flying Cars Yet

For the past 60 years, our country’s collective vision of the future has involved some form of flying cars. During the Cold War, Americans assumed that if we could make it to the moon first, surely we could also beat the Ruskies in being the first nation to put airplane wings on a Studebaker. And […]

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AeroMobil Flying Car is “Production-Ready”

AeroMobil Flying Car is “Production-Ready”

With 2015 just around the corner, Back to the Future fans are probably wondering where the flying cars, shoes with automatic laces, and hoverboards are. While we can’t speak for two of these innovations, we can now say with certainty that flying cars could be here sooner than anticipated. In fact, makers of the AeroMobil […]

 Kyle Johnson

Elon Musk: “Maybe We’ll Make a Flying Car”

Elon Musk: “Maybe We’ll Make a Flying Car”

A lot of people are projecting things they plan on doing for fun in the future today, particularly with the announcement that Microsoft will be dropping The Master Chief Collection in November (if you’re anything like me, then you’re pretty jacked at the idea of getting to play Halo 2 multiplayer one mo’gain). If you’re […]

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Camaro Z/28 Performance Traction Management Creates “Flying Car”

Camaro Z/28 Performance Traction Management Creates “Flying Car”

We might not quite live in the same world as George and Jane Jetson, but we’re getting closer all the time. Chevy has just announced its Camaro Z/28 Performance Traction Management (PTM) system that, if only for a second, creates a “flying car.” This system, which is only available for track use, creates faster lap […]

 Kyle Johnson

South Carolina School Tells Teen to Stop Flying Flags

South Carolina School Tells Teen to Stop Flying Flags

WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC A student in York County, South Carolina, is fighting back after his school told him that he had to remove two flags in the bed of his truck. Peyton Robinson, a senior at York Comprehensive High School, was told to remove his flags because it […]

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