Flying Cars, Jet Packs, and the Very Speedy Future of Personal Transit

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PAL-V Flying Heli-Car

PAL-V Europe NV launched in the Netherlands in 2001 to design what it calls a "roadable aircraft." A decade later, the PAL-V One is part car, part helicopter. On the ground, the vehicle, which has three wheels, drives like a motorcycle, and can hit speeds of 112 mph on the road. In the air, it flies below 4,000 feet, but can hit speeds of nearly 100 knots—that's pretty zippy for a tiny aircraft that weighs about 1,500 pounds. The PAL-V One is in the final stages of licensing—putting it in direct competition with the Terrafugia Flying Car.