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Fast forward a few decades and you've got your first real attempt at a flying car. Taking over 40 years to develop, the $500,000 M400 SkyCar is the first personal flying car that can take off vertically (a.k.a. VLOT - vertical take-off and landing). It managed to hover in 2003 with a tether, but subsequent public flight tests have been postponed to this day.
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The Terrafugia Transition 'Flying Car' made headlines recently after its first successful flight. It will be on display at the New York International Auto Show until April 15th where onlookers will marvel at the perfect blend of novelty and impracticality. Learn more on SmartPlanet.
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While driverless cars make for good publicity in the US, driverless pod cars are zooming around at London Heathrow Airport transporting passengers between Terminal 5 and car parks. These driverless cars don't rely on tracks so can be used on regular roads. Learn more about pod cars on ZDNet.
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