Get ready for your flying car from The Jetsons. People in the popular cartoon would fly around in cars from place to place. Now, one car manufacturer is trying to make that a reality.
According to Blastr, Toyota has patented a flying car. The news outlet shared the following about the new project:
“The patent, number 2016/0176256, is seemingly based on an existing futuristic Toyota car concept. It uses a rear-mounted pusher propeller and a “shape morphing method of transitioning an aerocar from a land mode to a flight mode.” The design also includes retractable wings and a flexible frame that can contract in flight mode. It would also use “shape memory materials” to transition from flight to land modes.”
Toyota filed this patent in December 2014, but it was just discovered by the media. The project is in the very early stages, so it could be years before a final product hits the market.
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