Flying Cars Are Not Best Vaporware That Never Was
Flying cars are looking very unlike the “best vaporware” that never gets off the ground from consumer electronics shows, according to an article published for the April 2016 issue of Popular Mechanics.
Cars as personal transportation modes that fly at low levels above the ground no longer belong to the dream world that never translates into practical reality. Alexander George, author of “The Fantastical, Highly Questionable, But Totally Exciting Future of the Flying Car,” considers the progression of drones from unmanned to manned vehicles. He describes a likely prototype at the annual Consumer Electronics Show held from Jan. 6 to 9, 2016, in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada.
The electric-motored, 5-foot- (1.52-meter-) high EHang 184, with an 18-foot (5.49-meter) wingspan and an emergency landing autopilot, enables one passenger to reach destinations 23 minutes away.
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