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Terrafugia TF-X: A four-seater flying car

May 9, 2013, 10:08 am
  • Terrafugia TF-X: A four-seater flying car
  • Stuck in traffic jam? Use your car's flying button. Seriously! US scientists have designed a next-gen flying car, Terrafugia TF-X, which is capable of taking off vertically and flying completely on its own. It could be on the roads within a decade.
  • Terrafugia TF-X: A four-seater flying car
  • It won't require a pilot's license to operate.
  • Terrafugia TF-X: A four-seater flying car
  • The Terrafugia TF-X flying car can take off vertically and has a flying range of 805 km.
  • Terrafugia TF-X: A four-seater flying car
  • Once airborne, the two propellers fold back and propulsion is handled by an engine mounted behind the cockpit.
  • Terrafugia TF-X: A four-seater flying car
  • TF-X is a hybrid electric flying car designed to revolutionise personal travel with advanced technology and intelligent vehicle systems that greatly simplify safe personal flight.
  • Terrafugia TF-X: A four-seater flying car
  • The manufacturers claim the TF-X is a plug-in hybrid. Electric motors handle road driving, and assist during takeoff and landing.
  • Terrafugia TF-X: A four-seater flying car
  • Everything from take-off, to flying, and eventual touch-down at the chosen destination will be handled automatically by the Terrafugia.
  • Terrafugia TF-X: A four-seater flying car
  • Terrafugia claims its road-legal and highly automated flying car could be on the road (and in the air) within 8-12 years. Terrafugia estimates it takes just five hours of practise to learn to drive and fly a TF-X.
  • Terrafugia TF-X: A four-seater flying car
  • The TF-X calculates the total distance, and determines whether there is suitable fuel range.
  • Terrafugia TF-X: A four-seater flying car
  • Terrafugia TF-X: A four-seater flying car
  • Terrafugia TF-X: A four-seater flying car
  • Terrafugia TF-X: A four-seater flying car
  • Terrafugia TF-X: A four-seater flying car
  • Terrafugia TF-X: A four-seater flying car
  • Terrafugia TF-X: A four-seater flying car
  • Terrafugia TF-X: A four-seater flying car
  • Terrafugia TF-X: A four-seater flying car