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Flying Car Delayed Until 2015
Posted By admin On June 20, 2013 @ 5:00 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled
Ian Anglin 
June 20, 2013
Is it a plane? Is it a car? Well, so far, a flying car prototype is the best answer—and a late one at that. Massachusetts firm, Terrafugia , has been promising delivery of the Transition for almost four years. The latest missed deadline? The end of 2012 , and to date, still no Transition. As you’d expect, it’s hard to build a flying car.
Founded in 2006 by a team of MIT-trained aerospace engineers and MBAs, Terrafugia had hoped to deliver the Transition in 2009. A prototype did fly that year, but after tests were completed, the Transition design was altered significantly. Another prototype took to the air last year. However, an unanticipated “redesign cycle ” to address more issues discovered during testing has been ongoing for over a year now.
On completion of this latest round of testing, Terrafugia will build a vehicle for crash testing, a drive test mule, and what is expected to be the final flight test prototype prior to production. Delivery is now estimated to be between January 2015 and March 2016.
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 Terrafugia: http://www.terrafugia.com/about
 end of 2012: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/03/flying-car-landing-in-nyc-terrafugia-transformer-will-debut-at-auto-show/
 redesign cycle: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/05/13/terrafugia_tfx_followup/
 Full article here: http://singularityhub.com/2013/06/19/terrafugia-flying-car-delayed-until-at-least-2015-but-still-coming-they-say/
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