'Flying Car' unveiled at New York Auto Show
'Roadable aircraft' debuts
- Duration 2:33
- Date Apr 4, 2012
'Roadable aircraft' debuts
Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Flying cars folks not just for the Jetsons anymore back in 2009.
Our -- Bill Hemmer he was about three years -- that's exactly back.
That he showed us this amazing prototype and now its inventors are back and -- unveiling their notable aircraft at the New York auto show.
Rick Leventhal is you know basically filling in the Bill -- I'm not.
I think it's upgrade -- -- I don't let what -- -- -- like.
Mark the -- they don't want to call it a flying car but that's what it is the transition street legal aircraft and it's for real.
And it's here at New York -- -- go these wings fold out.
In less than a minute.
And they say it's -- time it takes to put your convertible top -- on your convertible you can drive this thing on the road you can drive that your garage.
Driver to an airport.
But the wind down -- take -- that were to happen the propeller in the back that actually had a license plate.
This will be street legal.
According to the designer who we spent eleven years -- that MIT.
And working on this basically his whole life and now he's very very thrilled.
To be on the verge of putting this thing and production.
-- -- -- This is the first practical step.
In the direction.
The things that you have dreamed about and have seen -- pop culture and science fictional stuff.
This is what we can do today inside the existing regulatory infrastructure.
With -- known technology.
Hi this is very real.
And this is where you put the fuel regular unleaded.
Fuel goes right in there.
Could drive this thing makes it -- about -- the highway.
You -- -- 10010 miles an hour in the air.
All -- -- right there they tell me it's easier than any other board aircraft to fly.
-- It's really cool I know I am just wondering how -- is going to be a pharmacy like -- -- -- sixth avenue.
In front of welding here -- what can people actually buy could have attacked again.
Dollars they're already taken a -- they say -- have a couple hundred people without iPods already we'll probably get more here at the auto show.
And this thing could go -- -- production late this year or early next year you're gonna -- -- driving down the highway they tell us.
And flying over your head.
I'm looking forward to that bill's going to be a lot of things happening map and I got my act today you have a very well here off.
The interior of this version three years -- remarkably better than almost three years ago you can see the digital displays in the gap yes panels and so I mean.