What is the future of transportation? A Massachusetts (US) based company, named Terrafugia and founded in 2006, claims to have the answer. Terrafugia (derived from the Latin for “Escape the Earth”) is on a mission to bring personal flight to homes everywhere. Their latest concept, the “TF-X” is a driverless flying car that is a fixed wing street legal aircraft with electric ground drive and electric power assist on take off and landing.
It will be able to recharge its batteries either from its engine or by plugging in to electric car charging stations. Equipped with modern GPS the TF-X will be capable of ‘auto landing’ at approved sites within recommended weather limits and safely navigate through skylines in emergency situations. Terrafugia promises to keep the ‘TF-X’ price as low as possible, but expect it to be more than a normal car because high costs of light weight materials and difficult scale production. The company expects to take at least eight years to develop the Terrafugia TF-X.