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Terrafugia Flying Car Company Develops New Concept
2013-05-07 12:35:16

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Terrafugia started developing the world's first flying car a few years ago, and even though its Transition Street-Legal Airplane isn't in production yet, it is already developing a new concept. The company announced this weekend that it has begun studies of a four-seat, vertical takeoff and landing hybrid-electric flying car called the TF-X. "Incorporating the state-of-the-art in intelligent systems, fly by wire controls, and...

World's First Flying Car Has Successful Test Flight
2012-04-03 12:03:37

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com The world's first flying car completed a successful first flight at Plattsburgh International Airport last week, bringing humanity one step closer to the Jetson age. Terrafugia's Transition Street-Legal Airplane is a two seat personal aircraft that flies on unleaded automotive fuel and can park in a single car garage. The aircraft is street legal, capable of driving on roads and highways, and has also completed successful diving and conversion tests....

Worldwide Auto Show Debut of Terrafugia's Street Legal Airplane
2012-03-01 09:45:29

The Transition® Roadable Aircraft, developed by Terrafugia, Inc., makes its auto show debut at the 2012 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), April 6th through the 15th at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.  After years of testing and engineering breakthroughs, Terrafugia has decided it is time to share their unique product with the legions of fans attracted to the NYIAS. Show Director Alan Liebensohn is "...thrilled to have Terrafugia at the Show this year....

2011-07-06 11:35:00

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has granted special exemptions for Terrafugia's Transition® flying car to be legally driven on roads. The Transition will be required to use tires appropriately rated for highway speeds and vehicle weight, which are not normally permitted for use on multi-purpose vehicles.  The flying car is also allowed to have its own type of windscreen, however traditional laminated automotive safety glass could fracture in...

2009-03-30 12:41:45

An Illinois man who helped create a car that transforms into an airplane said the vehicle will be available for public purchase within about two years. Sam Schweighart, 31, of Paxon, Ill., said the Terrafugia Transition, which took its first flight March 5, is expected to retail for about $194,000, the Champaign (Ill.) News-Gazette reported Monday. He said about 50 people have already put down $10,000 deposits on the transformable vehicles. Schweighart, who holds a Ph.D. from the...

2009-03-18 08:30:00

The Transition(R) Roadable Aircraft Completes Successful First Flight BOSTON, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Terrafugia, Inc., a game-changing aircraft company, announced today the first flight of its Transition(R) Roadable Aircraft Proof of Concept. Often referred to as a "flying car", the Transition(R) is a two-seat aircraft designed to take off and land at local airports and drive on any road. Transforming from plane to car takes the pilot less than 30 seconds. An historic milestone for...

2009-01-11 13:05:00

The world's first flying automobile is scheduled to take to the skies next month. The flying car, which can transform itself from a two-seater road vehicle to a plane in just 15 seconds, runs on normal unleaded fuel and can fit easily into a garage, according to its Massachusetts-based manufacturer. Should it survive its initial test flight, the Terrafugia Transition is set to land in showrooms in about a year and a half, with a retail price of $200,000. "This is the first really integrated...

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