The New Flying Car is currently on display at the New York International Motor Show. At the show the car is attracting many interested parties and media attention. The Flying Car have created such a buzz that the car has been within the most trending topics on Google Trends for the past 4 days. We have some images of the Flying Car taken at the New York International Motor Show.
Press Release about the World’s Flying Car
New York, NY & Woburn, MA – (March 1, 2012): 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. After years of testing and engineering breakthroughs, Terrafugia has decided it is time to share their unique product with the legions of fans attracted to the NYIAS.
Show Director Alan Liebensohn is “…thrilled to have Terrafugia at the Show this year. “ He adds, “The Transition®is a truly unique vehicle that represents an enormous step forward in how we view personal transportation and individual freedom. We know it will be a huge crowd pleaser.”
Anna Mracek Dietrich, COO of Terrafugia, explains, “We selected the New York International Auto Show to continue the roll-out of the Transition® because of the value this show brings in terms of exposure to future owners, investors, and partners. The NYIAS is a venue from which we can show the first practical street-legal airplane to the world while meeting the people who will be part of its commercial success in the years to come. New York is the perfect place to accomplish all of this.”
During the press preview portion of the NYIAS, Terrafugia will present the latest generation Transition® production prototype as well as details of the company’s future plans. Public attendees at the show will get up-close and personal with the street-legal vehicle, witness wing-folding demonstrations, and meet some of the staff behind the futuristic design. Video of the Transition® in flight and on the road will also be shown, allowing convention-goers to see the future of personal transportation in action.
Terrafugia (terra-FOO-gee-ah), based in Woburn, MA, is a growing aerospace company founded by pilots and engineers from MIT and supported by a world-class network of advisors and private investors. The company name is Latin for “escape the earth.” Terrafugia’s mission is to design and deliver revolutionary, practical air and land vehicles that provide freedom, flexibility and fun to their loyal customers.
The Transition® is classified as a Light Sport Aircraft (LSA).
Flying Car Summary
Although the flying car looks more like a plane than a car, we love the possibilities that the flying car has to offer. It is good to know that there are companies working on the concept of creating flying cars. The concept may look very primitive at this stage and the cars look more like planes than cars but it might be a step into the right direction of creating beautiful cars that can fly! At this stage creating a plane and car at the same time that looks beautiful may be hampered by Aviation Laws. I haven’t researched it but I think the problem lies with all the rules these flying cars have to adhere by!
But let’s see what happens with this Flying Car, I suspect it is going to lead to great things!