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Google Co-Founder's Flying Car Takes Off

Kitty Hawk Flyer will be available later this year

(Newser) - Airbus' flying car might have competition. Kitty Hawk, a Silicon Valley startup named for the location of the Wright brothers' first controlled flight and backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, has revealed its flying car prototype and says buyers will be able to get their hands on a similar design... More »

Airbus Says Flying Car Will Be Tested by End of Year

But first it has to figure out how to keep it from crashing into things

(Newser) - The future is now! Or, at least, by the end of the year, according to the CEO of Airbus. Reuters reports Tom Enders announced Monday that the company plans to test a prototype self-piloting flying car by the end of the year. He says Airbus has the "technological wherewithal"... More »

History of Flying Cars a Perilous One

But Terrafugia hopes to change all that

(Newser) - Terrafugia has gotten plenty of press since completing an eight-minute test flight last month, and the company plans to sell the two-seat Transition for $279,000 if it wins regulatory approval next year— it says it already has around 100 pre-orders . The fact that a flying car could become a... More »

FAA OKs Flying Car

Drive it right to the runway

(Newser) - Move over, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The FAA has approved a small plane that can also double as a car. Drivers can zip down the road in the two-seat Terrafugia Transition, wings folded, at a respectable 30 miles per gallon. Upon arrival at an airport, the " roadable light sport... More »

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