Terrafugia’s “Transition” Is The Future of Flying Cars
Geely, the Chinese company that owns Volvo recently agreed to obtain the startup of the world’s most promising flying car. Terrafugia, a company responsible for the plane/car hybrid “Transition” might be able to make their project a reality thanks to the funding from Geely.
Compared to other flying car prototypes, Terrafugia’s has a much sleeker design as well as speed characteristics, offering a cruising range of 400 miles and a top speed of 100 MPH. The prototype is also equipped with a full-vehicle parachute in case the car needs to descend back onto the roads. Additionally, to prevent pilots from crashes, “Transition” uses advanced autonomous flight tech.
“Transition” is one of the very few hybrid vehicles capable of being certified as a Light Sport Aircraft by the Federal Aviation Administration. Meaning that Terrafugia is legally allowed to create a vehicle weighing up to 1,800 pounds. Seems like the flying cars, a necessary staple of any sci-fi movie are soon to become a reality.