14 Nov '17, 6pm

Flying-Car Company Terrafugia is Bought by China's Geely

“We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters," wrote tech billionaire Peter Thiel, in 2011. Well, Twitter is now going to allow 280 characters in a tweet, and soon—we are told—we will finally get a flying car. Terrafugia, which in 2006 became one of the very first of a new crop of flying-car companies, says it will have one in 2019. And though that is only the latest in a long string of deadlines the company has set, perhaps—Perhaps!—this will be the first one that it honors. Reason: The company has just been acquired for an undisclosed sum by Geely, the Chinese automotive company that owns Volvo. The R&D funds should flow profusely. A lot of companies from around the world are chasing the same dream—among them Toyota, Google’s Larry Page, Germany’s eVolo, and China’s EHang. Vahana, a subsidiary of Airbus, was supposed to test-fly a prototype this year, as I wrote...

Full article: https://spectrum.ieee.org/cars-that-think/aerospace/aviat...

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