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Consumer Gadgets: 50 Ways to Have Fun and Simplify Your Life with Today’s Technology…and Tomorrow’s by Nicholas D. Evans

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Chapter 50. Next-Generation Transportation: The Moller Skycar

Perhaps one of the most futuristic items in the world of consumer gadgets is the flying car. The concept represents what could become the next generation of transportation; it has been fantasized about for decades in science fiction movies, cartoons such as the Jetsons, and popular culture in general. The components of an ideal flying car would most likely be part automobile and part plane. The ideal flying car would provide the ability to drive on the freeway, plus as an alternate mode of transportation, to be able to take off, perhaps vertically so that a runway isn’t required, and then fly to the chosen destination at great speed. What’s amusing about the part-car, part-plane concept ...

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