First Flying Cars Could Go On Sale As Early As 2015

It’s one of science fiction’s greatest unfulfilled promises, right up there with teleportation and time travel. This week, Terrafugia, the Woburn, Massachussetts-based aerospace company, announced it has begun feasibility studies on a car capable of vertical takeoffs and landings. The TF-X would be a four-seat, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, according to the company.

“We are passionate about continuing to lead the creation of a flying car industry and are dedicating resources to lay the foundations for our vision of personal transportation,” Terrafugia CEO Carl Dietrich said in a media release. “Terrafugia is about increasing the level of safety, simplicity, and convenience of aviation. TF-X is an opportunity to provide the world with a new dimension of personal freedom!”