It’s a motorist’s dream to launch their car from congested highways and roadways and take off into open skies. For years, it was an idea in the movies that the future would have flying cars. Now that the future is here, we have already seen a few concepts by car manufacturers proposing the idea of taking traffic into the sky.
The Netherlands PAL-V company is designing a car model that resembles the concept of a helicopter. It was shown at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show but is still under development. The car has one wheel in the front and two wheels in the back, propelling itself into the air using the same blades as a helicopter. The car can drive both on roads and also in the air. It can do 0-62 mph in under 9 seconds and will have 200hp with a maximum altitude of 11,500 ft. The company is hoping to have a full certification sometime this year and will build its first model shortly after.
Another flying car concept similar to the PAL-V is the Terrafugia Transition (a company in Massachusetts) which is considered the “world’s first practical car.” It is considered a plane first, and a car second. This is scheduled for 2019 with an altitude of 10,000 ft and a capability of 100mph. The company promises the vehicle will be able to do highway speeds. For those interested in the vehicle, the price range is around $300,000 – $400,000.
Whether flying cars make their way to the U.S. market or not – Direct Connect Auto Transport will be able to deliver auto transportation services. The auto transportation industry is constantly changing with new vehicle technology that auto transporters adapt to. Direct Connect Transports currently moves cars across the U.S. with ship car to California and even internationally!