The “Roadable Aircraft”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has granted Terrafugia’s petition for temporary exemption from four federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) requirements for the company’s Transition roadable aircraft or “Flying Car”. Terrafugia is a new company, and the Transition is a unique, dual-purpose vehicle designed for both flying and driving. The Transition is now slightly closer to take off, with the NHTSA granting exemptions for absent airbags, a missing electronic stability system, and the plane’s lightweight polycarbonate windows. 

Unfortunately the Transition still has other hurdles to fly over, its cabin is limited to carrying 330 pounds when fully fueled, including   passengers,   and   the price has jumped 41 percent,  to $250,000. But have to say that Terrafugia hopes to move forward with production later this year.