One of the most common features of our imagined future has always been the flying car. The 21st century was meant to have skyways instead of highways, with vehicles buzzing overhead, weaving through skyscrapers and gliding into skyports.
Take heart. Although we’re a little behind schedule, there are a number of companies out there seriously working to bring flying cars to market in the next few years.
Just don’t expect instant transformation into a Jetsons world. Most manufacturers think the initial market will be in premium leisure travel. Price estimates for first editions range from $250,000 to $500,000 per vehicle. So for most people, flying to work as a daily commute will have to wait.
Owning a first generation flying car will most likely look like this: