Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Are our flying cars here?

Maybe.

Actually, the Kitty Hawk Flyer is more like a flying motorbike - it seats one person and doesn't seem to have much in the way of luggage space. It's essentially a VTOL ultralight - and legally doesn't require a pilots' license.

And it's all electric and is supposed to fly "like playing a video game." Which means I'd crash in about five minutes.

But it is rather a step towards the "flying car." Is it a good idea, though? Or will it just move congestion vertically and result in deaths (you wreck a motorcycle and you'll walk away. Wreck one of these things...)