Skip to main content

We're getting closer to flying cars becoming a reality

Will flying cars become a reality in millennials' lifetime?
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

If you grew up watching The Jetsons, this information will leave you shook: Flying cars could happen soon.

According to Wired, aviation experts think "practical flying cars" could be a reality in just five years.

There's a bunch of companies racing to be the first one to come up with the flying car, and some of them will be showing off at the International Paris Air Show this week.

One of the developers at the forefront is Neva Aerospace, which has a version of a flying car called the AirQuadOne.

Though it's still just a concept, Neva says the AirQuadOne will be a fully electrical vehicle that weighs around 1,000 pounds, including 330 pounds for the batteries and 220 for the pilot. Much like a drone, the aircraft will use turbofans, allowing the quad to travel for about 30 minutes at 50 mph.

The AirQuadOne is just one of several "flying car" concepts out there right now, which include the Airbus' Vahana and the Flyer from Kitty Hawk, a company backed by Google's cofounder, Larry Page.

Japan and Uber are each promising flying cars by 2020, and a Dutch company is even claiming it'll deliver the world's first one by NEXT YEAR.

Of course, there are all kinds of concerns and potential problems that need to be addressed before flying cars become a reality. But with all the competition to develop the first one, personal flying vehicles are no longer just something out of a sci-fi movie.

This story is part of our Best of the Web section – which is just cool stuff we find online and want to share with you.

Next Up

Crisp & Green

Crisp & Green opening 13th store in Twin Cities in July

The fast-casual salad and grains restaurant has exploded onto the food scene.

FLickr - Target Field 2019 - mark grabe

Twins to host post-game concert with country star at Target Field

Country singer Cole Swindell is expected to perform for up to 75 minutes after the conclusion of the Blue Jays-Twins contest.

10974344_886755688011981_7448860726679919201_o

Canton Restaurant closes after nearly 40 years in Burnsville

It's the end of an era in the Twin Cities restaurant world.

Screen Shot 2022-06-27 at 12.47.20 PM

Luck strikes in Minnesota: lottery winners in Duluth, Grand Marais

The North Shore just so happened to be a lucky place to be this past weekend.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, June 27

BA.5 is expected to become the dominant subvariant in Minnesota.

police lights squad car

60-year-old woman arrested after firing shots inside Spicer home

SWAT evacuated nearby residents during the incident.

Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line booked to play at the Minnesota State Fair

The band is the second country music act to be booked this year.

monkeypox

First case of monkeypox confirmed in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health says the risk to the public is "considered low" at this time.

lightning, storm

Isolated severe weather in Minnesota on Tuesday and Wednesday

Definitely not a slam dunk either day, but the chance is there.

ambulance

Driver ejected in fatal crash on Shepard Road in St. Paul

The driver of a Dodge Ram was ejected and died at the scene.

Related

Deer gets hit by a car, flies through the air before crashing into deputy's windshield

Dashcam video caught a crazy deer vs. vehicle collision in East Bethel.

Even Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets pulled over for speeding

But would you really expect a Nascar champion to go the speed limit?

Love is dead: The chatting Google Homes are done

The internet's greatest love story has come to a sad, sudden end.

A hacker got very rude with UW-Madison's Twitter account

The last thing UW-Madison's social media manager wanted to wake up to.