Peter Thiel is wrong. His famous comment on the failed promise of the internet — "We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters" — is about to be upended as the first actual flying cars take to the roads and skies.
After a successful showing at a recent auto show, Terrafugia's "flying car" will make its debut at an airshow at the end of the month. While the car has previously been on display at the venue, this will be the first time the public gets to see it fly.
For many years, people have been dreaming of a flying car for fast door to door transport. Next week, the Dutch are test-flying a first model of their Personal Air and Land Vehicle. But is it a flying car, an aerial bike or a gyrocopter? You decide!