Flying cars are no longer 'science fiction'

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Flying Cars Are No Longer 'Science Fiction'

Since "The Jetsons" first aired in the early 1960s, flying cars have been a staple of science fiction, appearing in films like "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," "Star Wars," and "Back To The Future." But now flying cars aren't science fiction, they're just science.

AeroMobil, a company based in Slovakia, released a video on Wednesday featuring it's latest prototype of a flying car. The AeroMobil 3.0 is capable of driving down a road, or taking off from a runway. The two-seat vehicle can travel at more than a hundred miles per hour as a car, and nearly a hundred fifty miles per hour when converted into a plane. Even better, it fits into an average parking spot and runs on gasoline.

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On AeroMobil's website they write, "AeroMobil is a flying car that perfectly makes use of existing infrastructure created for automobiles and planes, and opens doors to real door-to-door travel."

This is the fourth prototype designed by the Slovakian company. There was the AeroMobil 1.0 back in the early nineties, the 2.0 at the turn of the millenium, and the 2.5 in 2010. The company believes their current prototype is very close to what will eventually be sold, though they have no timeline of when that will happen.

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