Flying Car Company: China Desperately Needs Flying Cars

Flying Car Company: China Desperately Needs Flying Cars
To sign up for our daily newsletter covering the latest news, features and reviews, head HERE. For a running feed of all our stories, follow us on Twitter HERE. Or you can bookmark the Gizmodo Australia homepage to visit whenever you need a news fix.

Executives from the flying car company Terrafugia are currently in China looking for funding, leading some in the media to innocently ask if flying cars could ease Beijing’s traffic congestion. As the young folks these days might put it: LOL.

From the Wall Street Journal:

“China is experiencing a lot of the pains of becoming an industrialized nation,” [Terrafugia executive Carl Dietrich] said, citing traffic congestion and air pollution as examples. “There is a clear need” for flying cars in China. Mr. Dietrich says he has made two visits to China in the past four months to sound out possible investors.

So would flying cars really be the answer to all of China’s congestion and air pollution problems? No, no it wouldn’t. But thanks for playing.

Picture: Terrafugia’s Transition vehicle at the New York Auto show in April of 2012