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First, hear it all from the man who made it all possible. His
name is Carl Dietrich, he is the chief executive and co-founder
of Terrafugia, an aerospace company. Mr Carl has
been working to bring consumers to the prospect of a
practical flying car, envisioning a vehicle that does not require
its operator to be a trained pilot. The company, Terrafugia,
announced the concept of TF-X, a four-seat, plug-in hybrid
electric car that can do vertical take-offs and landings.
The good thing is that the flying car operator wonâ€™t need to
have the skills of a pilot to fly itâ€¦
â€œOnce youâ€™re flying, the actual operation of all the
flight control surfaces is going to be computer
controlled because, frankly, the computer can do it
better than a pilot.
â€œThey donâ€™t need to know those things because the
computer is plugged in to a data network that
automatically helps them plan the flight path, avoid other
air traffic and air space restrictions, things of that nature,â€
says Mr Carl. He explains that operators would still have to
make high-level, critical decisions, like determining
whether itâ€™s safe to take off and land or approve the
landing zone in advance.
â€œAnything that happens on the ground, the person is
going to make a call,â€ says Mr Carl.
I think I will buy one of this, as it sure looks safer than an
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