DailyDirt: Flying Around Everywhere..?

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The promise of flying cars and a future like the Jetsons obviously hasn't come to pass, but people are still working on it. Yes, drivers haven't even mastered safely navigating roads, and adding another dimension and the risk of falling out of the sky isn't going to help. Still, we shouldn't let these challenges prevent us from trying to create an awesome and boundless future of flying safely to work or school or a grocery store. Maybe we'll have groceries delivered by drones, instead of needing to shop for them in person, but traveling everyday by flying shouldn't just be for the birds. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

Filed Under: airship, drones, flying cars, larry page, personal aviation vehicles, roadable aircraft, solar impulse, yuanmeng


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    Anonymous Coward, 16 Jun 2016 @ 5:24pm

    Larry Page owns not just one, but two flying car companies.

    The nice thing about being stinking rich is that you can afford to light cigars with hundred dollar bills.

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    dpaus (profile), 16 Jun 2016 @ 5:50pm

    You might actually get your flying car soon...

    ...if Google stays involved. One real obstacle to the practicality of flying cars has always been the skill and training required to operate one. As 2D autonomous cars approach real-world-readiness, watch for experiments with 3D autonomous cars to start in earnest.

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    Mason Wheeler (profile), 17 Jun 2016 @ 4:15am

    Flying cars will never be a thing until, at the very least, autonomous cars are a thing.

    Don't believe me? Just try driving somewhere. Look around and see just how many idiot drivers there are out there who can't handle driving in 2 dimensions. Anyone who wants to give them a third dimension to drive recklessly in is someone whose brain is not braining properly.

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