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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Lurking Turkey Pecks Cars in Missouri Neighborhood

Lurking Turkey Pecks Cars in Missouri Neighborhood

Some birds can wreak havoc on vehicles by flying into them. Others prefer to reside among humans and hang out around cars. A turkey in one Springfield, Missouri, neighborhood falls into the second category. Meet Richard Resident Morgan Kyle said that the bird first arrived last summer near South Harvard Avenue, by her home. She claimed […]

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3 Iconic Cars From Classic Television: Which Do You Remember?

3 Iconic Cars From Classic Television: Which Do You Remember?

Thanks to today’s streaming services, you can tune in to a huge variety of classic television shows that you remember fondly from your youth, no matter which era you grew up in. From Netflix to Hulu to Comcast TV, you can revisit your favorites and all the characters you loved. Some shows featured classic vehicles […]

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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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Drunk Birds in Minnesota Wreaking Havoc on Cars

Drunk Birds in Minnesota Wreaking Havoc on Cars

Just one hour north of Iron Range, the town of Gilbert has experienced an epidemic (or rather, birdemic?) of drunk birds. Residents claim that they’ve been seeing birds flying into cars. The reason for this avian intoxication seems to be an early frost in northern Minnesota. Birds like waxwings and robins usually feed on crabapples during […]

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Musicars: Bonnie & Clyde

Musicars: Bonnie & Clyde

Take a road trip through musical land

Just as cars are essential to our real lives, they are important for fictional characters as well. Whether they are symbols or simply a setting for a scene, these vehicles act as plot devices that drive musicals forward. In this series, we’ll take a look at some live and movie musicals where cars steer the […]

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Musicars: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Musicars: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Take a road trip through musical land

Just as cars are essential to our real lives, they are important for fictional characters as well. Whether they are symbols or simply a setting for a scene, these vehicles act as plot devices that drive musicals forward. In this series, we’ll take a look at some live and movie musicals where cars steer the […]

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Musicars: Grease

Musicars: Grease

Take a road trip through musical land

Just as cars are essential to our real lives, they are important for fictional characters as well. Whether they are symbols or simply a setting for a scene, these vehicles act as plot devices that drive musicals forward. In this series, we’ll take a look at some live and movie musicals where cars steer the […]

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Why Don’t Cars Look More Futuristic?

Why Don’t Cars Look More Futuristic?

Over the 20th century, artists and design visionaries have imagined how vehicles could look and function in the future. Admittedly, current technology is still far from the flying capabilities and fully autonomous operation that was envisioned in mid-20th century’s “world of tomorrow” fantasies, but today’s automobiles differ in more than just capabilities from those science […]

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Cadillac Compares Its Super Cruise System to Famous Cars of the Future During Oscars Ad

Cadillac Compares Its Super Cruise System to Famous Cars of the Future During Oscars Ad

The Cadillac commercial that generated the most buzz during the 90th Academy Awards on Sunday gave audience members some brief glimpses at the upcoming Cadillac XT4 crossover. Of course, it wasn’t the only ad that Cadillac aired during the prestigious cinematic awards ceremony. Another of Cadillac’s ads compared famous cars of the future featured throughout various […]

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Apparently CNN Can’t Remember the Word for Planes, Calls Them “Flying Delivery Trucks”

Apparently CNN Can’t Remember the Word for Planes, Calls Them “Flying Delivery Trucks”

Here’s a laugh for your Friday morning. CNN Money posted an article Wednesday that just tickled us pink, and we thought it was best to share it with you. FedEx is buying up to 100 new flying delivery trucks https://t.co/hKt3ALE1Gc pic.twitter.com/URuoGf4mYB — CNN (@CNN) November 29, 2017 Vehicle Spotlight: 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander The CNN headline […]

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5 Wackiest Cars from Superhero Comic Books

5 Wackiest Cars from Superhero Comic Books

It’s not uncommon for a superhero or a super-villain to rely on a vehicle for assistance in transportation. Not every super-powered being can fly like Superman or run like The Flash. Batman drives the Batmobile and Ghost Rider pilots his motorcycle; they’ve become an accepted part of the character’s legacy. Over the years, special vehicles have […]

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