Over the last several decades, there has been a steady stream of news that folks have developed a flying car. It is easy to understand why we get this news. Flying to another city from your driveway? No problem. Traffic jams? A thing of the past.
But creating a flying car has been much more difficult than expected. Cars and planes are just too different. But … we are getting much closer to making planes that individuals can own and operate. In other words, you might be able to fly to a far away destination from your driveway sooner than you might think.
This article from Wired about the “Lilium” shows the latest thinking. It comes with a very cool video! A vertical take and landing two-seater vehicle that they say can fly 200 miles in an hour.
BTW, if you are interested in some of the more practical details about how flying cars might affect city life, CityLabs has taken a look at this.