The First Serial Flying Car Will be Released in 2019

Flying Car
Written by Hassan Abbas

It has been developed by Terrafugia for more than 10 years. The car successfully passed all possible tests and received design improvements.

The flying car Transition, developed by Terrafugia since 2006, can go on sale next year. This is reported on the official website of the manufacturer. This is already a much more specific timeframe than past promises.

Flying Car

Flying Car

The car received significant improvements. First, Transition now operates in a hybrid mode, which uses a combination of an internal combustion engine and a lithium-iron-phosphate battery. Secondly, a security system was updated, including belts, four pillows, and three rear-view cameras. Thirdly, the throttle allows you to activate the Boost function for a short-term increase in the power of the aircraft. In addition, the interior was redone, seats were improved, there was more room for luggage.

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The transition is equipped with folding wings, which allows it to move along the road as a normal car at a speed of up to 100 km / h, or turn into a small sports aircraft and fly at a maximum speed of 160 km/h over a distance of 644 km. Switching between modes takes no more than a minute. The device itself is quite compact and can easily fit in an ordinary garage.

The first prototype of the two-seater flying car Transition was developed in 2009. At the same time, he was first successfully tested on the ground and in the air. In 2012, the company released a second improved version of its device.

In 2017, Terrafugia was acquired by the Chinese automobile holding company Geely, so the company had funding, and with it the motivation to bring the flying car to mass production. Terrafugia even announced plans to create a next-generation concept for freight and passenger transportation.

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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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