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Flying car almost a reality

By Alex Inwood, 02 Feb 2013 News

Flying car, future, reality, Wheels, Jetsons, million

Yes it looks like something out of The Jetsons, but this flying car could soon be a reality.

Yes it looks like something out of The Jetsons, but this flying car could soon be a reality.

American firm Moller International has received $80 million in funding to build a SkyCar, which won’t just be available to the rich and famous, but to the masses.

The SkyCar is designed to fit four passengers, can travel at speeds over 480km/h and fly as high as 36,000 feet.

Should it be built, the SkyCar will utilise Moller International’s ‘vertical take off and landing (VTOL)’ system, with a fully operational test vehicle to be built by the end of 2013. But don’t start shopping for a pilot’s hat just yet. Production models won’t start until 2014 with the company projecting it needs another $480 million to build it on mass. Still, it’s a step in the right direction. Up, up and away!