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Daniel Pfeffer10-Jan-24 22:19
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IMO, a practical "flying car" would need to have the following attributes:
  1. VTOL (no runway necessary)
  2. Automatic flight control (there is no way that hundreds of millions of people will learn to use the manual flight-control system used by current aircraft)
  3. Fuel efficiency as good as or better than a ground car moving at the same speed
  4. Similar passenger & luggage capacity and comfort as a ground car
  5. Size on ground no larger than that of a ground car (foldable wings?)
  6. AFFORDABLE PRICE
  7. ...
We would also need appropriate changes to the infrastructure:
  1. Flight paths at the local level
  2. Landing areas (might repurpose current parking lots and roofs of parking buildings)
  3. ...
Absent these (and probably other factors that I've missed), they will never be more than a rich man/woman's plaything.
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