Electrified aircraft could make flying cars a reality

11 Apr
Lilium Jet VTOL conceptThose 1950s magazine covers with stylized flying cars zipping around may have been onto something after all. Ford Motor Company and the University of Michigan released the results of a study on Tuesday that suggests vertical take-off and landing contraptions—think cars with wings—may make some sense as an eco-friendly alternative to...

Uber plans to make ride-sharing less than half of its business within 10 years

12 Sep
Uber flying taxi prototypeThink Uber is just another ride-sharing company? Think again, apparently. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has big plans to change the way we think about car ownership and transportation in general in the not-so-distant future. According to Market Watch, at an address to the crowd at the L’Attitude event in San Diego this week, Khosrowshahi...

Flying car-maker Terrafugia bought by Geely

14 Nov
Terrafugia Flying CarChinese automaker Geely has been given the all-clear to purchase would-be flying-car manufacturer Terrafugia, ending months of scrutiny after the acquisition was first reported last summer. While most carmakers—including Geely-owned Volvo—are developing self-driving car technologies in a bid to turn science-fiction fantasy into...