Terrafugia TF-X Car Flies on the Sky: No More Traffic Jam

Thursday, May 9th 2013. | Transportation

What good is a Porsche or Lamborghini or other cars of luxury if on a busy day during the rush hour, they still get stuck on a maddeningly long traffic jam? True, in such a modern era like we’re living in today, traffic jam is almost impossible to avoid but if you have a car that can leap to the sky, you might arrive to your office the earliest. Well, meet Terrafugia TF-X, a concept flying car designed by a Massachusetts-based company.

Terrafugia TF-X

Terrafugia TF-X Plug-In Hybrid Flying Car

On paper, this vehicle is claimed to cover a distance of 500 miles in one go, of course, through the air. At each sides of the Terrafugia TF-X is a compact wing equipped with a mid-sized propeller. Those propellers are designed to be flexible in regards to its orientation, allowing the driver to channel the thrust in any direction. Since the car itself is a VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing), those propellers are set to face the sky upon taking off and settling down. Watch the animated demonstration on the video below!

In addition to the seatbelts, another safety module in Terrafugia TF-X is emergency parachutes. I’m not sure if the seats are equipped with ejectors, like in military fighter, though. Anyway, the company states that its engineers are going to need at least 8-12 years to bring this concept to real. However, the real problem is with the state’s aviation laws. You might not be allowed to fly this car unless you’re licensed as a pilot. Still, if you think it’s no big deal, the company reportedly is already taking preorder.

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