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Question: will there ever be flying cars

Asked by pougher2k12 to James, Marcus, Martin, Rob, Suzanne on 16 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by zamani2k12.

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  • Photo: James BooneJames Boone answered on 15 Mar 2012:

    There would need to be a lot of changes to the traffic system before flying cars ever happened. I’m not sure if it would even be a logical step forward in technology. It’s definitely possible though:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo0MEQSGW8w

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  • Photo: Suzanne McEndooSuzanne McEndoo answered on 15 Mar 2012:

    Depends on what you mean by a flying car? Is a small plane or a helicopter not a flying car? It would be really interesting if everyone could own and run their own flying cars, but it would be hard to figure out how roads and traffic would work. Plus it would probably be worse if you crashed, because as well as going fast, you’d also be falling too.

    I think the next big step with cars will be lots of automatic stuff. We already have cars that can park themselves and cars that can drive themselves on predefined tracks, so maybe we’ll get cars that can drive us from home to work using things like GPS and traffic monitoring. I don’t know how to drive, so this would be great for me! :)

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  • Photo: Martin Zaltz AustwickMartin Zaltz Austwick answered on 16 Mar 2012:

    I think flying cars would take a LOT of energy to keep up in the air. At a time where we’re all using too much energy and fossil fuels are running out, I don’t think flying cars are going to happen!

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  • Photo: Marcus Gallagher-JonesMarcus Gallagher-Jones answered on 16 Mar 2012:

    The main problem I think would be the propulsion system. If we could get something that generated the force required to get the cars up in the air without requiring too much energy then they would be feasible. Flying cars are possible with todays technology I would think but wholly impractical.

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  • Photo: Robert ThompsonRobert Thompson answered on 19 Mar 2012:

    I’m sure I answered this!! where did my answer go, I think yes.. We just need the demand for them and the the technology will be developed.

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