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Skype Co-Founder Invests 10 Million in a Flying Car That Can Travel More Than 250 KM/H

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Skype Co-Founder Invests 10 Million in a Flying Car That Can Travel More Than 250 KM/H

Flying cars might not have the most beautiful exteriors, nor are they the safest form of transportation, but for Atomico, a European venture firm, that doesn’t matter. They’re betting flying cars will take-off, not only literally but financially as well. It’s faith in this technology that has the venture firm investing 10 million euros in Lilium Aviation, a start-up aviation company that plans on bringing flying cars into reality. The company’s current prototype is the forth in a line of attempts. It boasts a lightweight frame that has a take-off weight of around 600 kilograms with a maximum payload of...

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We're getting closer to having flying cars — thanks to the FAA

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We're getting closer to having flying cars — thanks to the FAA

Soon flying cars might not just exist in the pages of fiction, the Weasley's driveway and the world of the Jetsons. The flying car could be commercially available in the next decade, following the Federal Aviation Administration's decision to classify the Terrafugia Transition as a "light sport aircraft" — with some exemptions — the first step in making the flying car legal. But the "flying car" in development isn't exactly like the Ford Anglia Harry Potter and Ron Weasley once traveled in or the spaceship-esque vehicle George Jetson took to work. It looks like, well, a small plane. Read More:...

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Flying cars: The next frontier for Google’s Larry Page

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Flying cars: The next frontier for Google’s Larry Page

New Delhi: Google founder Larry Page has invested over $100 million in two start-ups that are seeking to build flying cars, Bloomberg Businessweek reported on Thursday. Page’s plan to disrupt two industries— aviation and automotive—is far more radical than Google holding company Alphabet’s work on driverless cars, and also promises to solve pressing problems people face currently in getting around by cars and by planes. One of the companies, Zee.Aero, set up shop three years ago next to the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, and has since grown to be a 150-member team, the magazine reported. It even has...

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Flying car that can fit in a normal garage

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Flying car that can fit in a normal garage

Long before the futuristic vision of 'Orbit City' was unveiled in the Jetsons, flying cars captivated the world's imagination. But so far, the goal of creating a working flying car has proved elusive. Now, one company claims it is one step closer to making the technology a reality after releasing new designs for its revolutionary vehicle known as the TF-X. Terrafugia's concept vehicle - which doubles as both a plane and a land car - has fold-out wings with twin electric motors attached to each end. These motors allow the TF-X to move from a vertical to a horizontal position,...

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The race is on for flying car start ups

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The race is on for flying car start ups

Not since the Wright brothers flew the first powered aircraft near Kitty Hawk in 1903 has the competition been so intense. The technology that can give us the world's first affordable and easily pilotable flying car is almost here. Several start-ups are already moving their prototypes forward and the race is on. But just like the early days of flight, there are several schools of thought about which model will be the most efficient, workable and worthy of being the template for the future. No need for a runway "For me, it has to be vertical take-off and landing," said...

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