Flying colors: Assessing the role of flying cars in sustainable mobility

4/11/19

Flying cars

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In the 1960s animated sitcom “The Jetsons,” George Jetson commutes to work in his family-size flying car, which miraculously transforms into a briefcase at the end of the trip.

A new study of the environmental sustainability impacts of flying cars, formally known as electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, or VTOLs, finds that they wouldn’t be suitable for a Jetsons-style short commute.

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