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The modern world is now full of technological advances that were once just the dreams and fantasies of science fiction. One particular sci-fi favorite, the "flying car" has been featured in countless books and films.
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 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.
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.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has granted special exemptions for Terrafugia's TransitionÂ® flying car to be legally driven on roads.
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.
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.
The worldâ€™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.
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