Flying car to make auto show debut

The Transition Roadable Aircraft, developed by Terrafugia, Inc., makes its auto show debut at the 2012 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), April 6-15 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

After years of testing and engineering breakthroughs, Terrafugia has decided it is time to share its unique product with the legions of fans attracted to the NYIAS, company officials said.

Show Director Alan Liebensohn is “…thrilled to have Terrafugia at the show this year.” He adds, “The Transition is a truly unique vehicle that represents an enormous step forward in how we view personal transportation and individual freedom.  We know it will be a huge crowd pleaser.”

Anna Dietrich, COO of Terrafugia, explains, “We selected the New York International Auto Show to continue the roll-out of the Transition because of the value this show brings in terms of exposure to future owners, investors, and partners.  The NYIAS is a venue from which we can show the first practical street-legal airplane to the world while meeting the people who will be part of its commercial success in the years to come.  New York is the perfect place to accomplish all of this.”

During the press preview portion of the NYIAS, Terrafugia will unveil the latest generation Transition production prototype as well as details of the company’s future plans.

Public attendees at the show will get up-close and personal with the street-legal vehicle, witness wing-folding demonstrations, and meet some of the staff behind the futuristic design. Video of the Transition in flight and on the road will also be shown, allowing convention-goers to see the future of personal transportation in action, company officials said.

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  1. Rod Beck says


    (Aberdeen) The US Army, in an attempt to create a “stelth flying tank”, recently “sacked” a  Major General, a Colonel and to Captains who were heading up the engineering department. It was determined that a wing span of nearly 450 ft would be required do to the massive high wing loading which later proved “impractical”. It was estimated the ill fated venture will cost tax payers over $6,500,000 in R & D cost alone. The White House couldn’t be reached for comment.

  2. Mike says

    The flying car concept…what is the fascination for a project that isn’t practical?  I wonder about the investors who buy into a project such as this, in reality there are a lot more practical aviation projects that will actually work.

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