The Future Is Here but Where Are the Flying Cars?
Many people who are *ahem* middle-aged today, grew up with the idea that we would have flying cars by the 21st century. Like many futuristic visions, this one has been highly anticipated for years, but slow in coming true. So, how close we are? What changes would greater aerial traffic bring to our lives? And most importantly, do flying cars already exist?
At present, companies including Boeing, Uber, and Airbus have claimed to be working on their own flying car models. Moreover, a recent report from MIT Technology Review suggests that the automobile market is likely to witness the launch of around 20 flying vehicles in the next few years. From North America to Europe and Asia, there are a number of companies engaged in the creation of flying cars or smaller vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (VTOL) prototypes, and many of them are hopeful of introducing fully functional air-borne vehicles by the year 2030.
Now, all these promising developments may indicate there will be flying…