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C.Carpets
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:26:21 AM

The first flying cars are set to go on sale to the public as early as 2015. Terrafugia has announced its Transition design, which is part sedan, part private jet with two seats, four wheels and wings that fold up so it can be driven like a car, will be on sale in less than two years. The Massachusetts-based firm has also unveiled plans for a TF-X model that will be small enough to fit in a garage, and won’t need a runway to take off. Would you buy one?
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BBopp
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 9:36:00 AM

I'd rather have Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang. How will the police monitor these?
honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 5:45:37 AM

we already have flying cars,... they're called planes.
MichaelJFS
Veteran Author Wisconsin

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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 12:45:30 AM

What could possibly go wrong ???
KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 12:13:50 AM

Say it ain't so --
BennoBlue
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 12:10:05 AM

There have been flying cars around for awhile. They're never in wide distribution because in addition to the expense of the vehicle itself, they require a pilot's license through the FAA, plus the same type of approvals for flight as any other flying machine. After all, just as with cars, you don't want 'em coming through your house -- but with these, they could come through the roof as well as the walls!
BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2013 12:07:07 AM

COOL
MadFueler
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:43:34 PM

The parachute to bring the vehicle down safely if the systems fail is a good idea.
PoppaK613
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:30:12 PM

welcome to planet earth
Cashless
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 2:37:38 PM

Thanks for the information.
NilesBishop
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 1:21:40 PM

Cool concept. Hate to see it practice. I see mid-air collisions between two drivers dumping all sorts or fiery debris raining down below.
Nikontraveler
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:49:19 AM

Great. Fly to the bar, get drunk and fly home...What could possible go wrong?
lyanMI
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:47:10 AM

These are not for common man
bwatchingu
Champion Author Arkansas

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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:32:38 AM

Disasters in the making.
BlueVanGroup
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 11:30:55 AM


With the wings folded down it looks like it would be difficult to get in and out.
wamster
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:57:28 AM

Stupid drivers equal stupid pilots. A disaster waiting to happen. How are the flying cars going to merge with traffic when they land? What about falling debris when the idiots crash in mid air?
skempton
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:43:43 AM

Talk about a disaster waiting to happen.
gmaonthego
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:32:42 AM

New signs coming. Cost Americans millions!!!! Caution Watch for falling cars.
Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 9:15:08 AM

That would be an old dream come through.
BUT with all the road rage, morons, ignorant people on the road, that would open a major source of disaster.
Winatgas
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:37:07 AM

Jeston's here we come. Used to watch George Jetson flying around and wonder why we couldn't do at 20 years ago. Finally coming to fruition.
grandmacbc
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:35:27 AM

maybe something to fear - road rage in the air?
lisenclose
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:31:14 AM

I hope it come to fruition, I would sure love to see it in my lifetime
bar1035
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:28:15 AM

Just what we need with all the morons on the roads these days.
Straitliner
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:01:57 AM

Don't believe everything you read on the internet.
txequitygas
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 8:00:13 AM

not for me.. I can't fly..
Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:57:37 AM

Really time to meet the Jetson's.
dudleydolittle
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:43:23 AM

will police have first ones so they can catch the flying speeders?
carpenter4u
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:41:05 AM

I would like one
sparkie951
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:32:59 AM

The flying car came out along time ago... This is nothing new... Was not a widely accepted product.
cwashi3324
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:20:49 AM

Are they serious??? Who'll regulate air traffic?
Ziggy1962
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:18:31 AM

We shall see.
pscamp
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:13:18 AM

Cool
paulweb
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:08:41 AM

A whole new can of worms.
FocusST2
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:05:37 AM

If this is true, just wait for aerial accidents with these. So then we'll keep one eye on the road and the other one in the air.
swede
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:04:16 AM

We have had several flying cars over the last 40 years this is nothing new.
windowdude49301
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:03:14 AM

cool - too bad I tele commute now...
mikejapan
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 7:00:19 AM

ok
ShineRunner
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:57:40 AM

Not a viable mode of transportation
BM4225
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:57:37 AM

Well let's just hope the computer system works better than the EBT (Food Stamps) system did yesterday when it shut down in 17 states. I heard some people in the grocery store wondering what happened, and did that mean they would not be able to purchase their bottled water, chips, sodas, and cakes. Hey, I told them that the system was shut down, first to the Vets's and now do to Obama, he said it was going to be his way, nor no way.
jes
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:56:49 AM

An accident waiting to happen.
EJH22
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:54:08 AM

I don't think it will be ready and when is 100s of thousands of dollars for the masses
shivarr
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:53:59 AM

ok
marinedad1949
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:53:50 AM

Would love to own one!
Ken007
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:52:33 AM

If I won the lottery, I'm sure I could not afford the toy. It does look like fun to have.
Bonanza
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:51:39 AM

I'll believe this when I see it
Floridaman2013
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:51:27 AM

Think I will wait and see the price and durability of them.
afghaned
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:50:34 AM

With the hacking of cars driven on the road just think of the fun terrorists & others would have with flying cars!!!
jci25946
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:50:00 AM

Only if I won the Lotto.... gas prices????
moenkopi23
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:49:50 AM

I could blow past Rahm Emanuel's speed cameras in Chicago with one of those! Ha! Take that, you stickup man for a mayor!
katmandue
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:49:47 AM

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
GoBlazers
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:49:09 AM

Good luck.
studebaker1940
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2013 6:48:52 AM

We will witness cars falling out of the sky
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