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Volkswagen's Car Project: The Flying Hover Car

Hits: 7033 | Rating: (1.6) | Category: Technology | Added by: narosth
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soundchic41
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 77 Posts
Sunday, May 13, 2012 9:46:51 PM
successful******

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11255 Posts
Sunday, May 13, 2012 9:51:16 AM
There's no pedestrians, deer, potholes, ice & snow. Ducks and geese, not too many!


There's also no stopping and no safe way to have any one plane within anywhere near any other plane at any time. 1000 feet is considered "close" when it comes to planes. It's a lot more space than a road system in which cars weren't allowed within 1000 feet of any other car, but it's not a lot more space than the road system we currently have.

Computers can monitor every veichle in the air, keeping them a safe distance apart. Auto-pilot is a MUST! lolz!
The worst parts will be take off and landings, that's where the real danger is.



Which removes the main attraction - flying your own flying car. Otherwise, what's the point? It takes longer (you won't be able to fly direct and you'll need to wait for a landing to be allocated to you), you still have traffic jams (holding patterns, whatever you want to call them).

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11255 Posts
Sunday, May 13, 2012 9:43:24 AM
@Angilion: I think the air has lots more space! You can 'stack' different directions at different heights: Going North? Fly at 5,000 feet...


And the people travelling at 78.6 degrees intersecting your northwards flight?

How about those travelling at 77 degrees? 105 degrees?

It would be much simpler if all cars were controlled by central computers and only allowed to fly in straight lines on a compass point direction, but that's not what people think of when they think about flying cars.

As you probably know, there sometimes are some issues with congestion of air space in some areas at the moment.

There isn't scope to have 1,000 times as many aircraft in the skies.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 11811 Posts
Saturday, May 12, 2012 9:45:31 PM
@fudgelord Try driving in a major chinese city. You wouldn't last one minute and it would be hours before anyone came to drag your body to the curb.

fuklord
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 16 Posts
Saturday, May 12, 2012 8:22:17 PM
Oh man ! Asian people piloting flying cars? They haven't mastered the terrestrial ones that have been around for a while now.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24392 Posts
Saturday, May 12, 2012 7:32:54 PM
Oh, missed that! "CGI" I guess I'm just not 'hip' to these 'new jive' terms!

ASlo: it still would never work as "cleanly" as shown. To lift 600 pounds you need 600 pounds of thrust...

@Angilion: I think the air has lots more space! You can 'stack' different directions at different heights: Going North? Fly at 5,000 feet...
There's no pedestrians, deer, potholes, ice & snow. Ducks and geese, not too many!
Computers can monitor every veichle in the air, keeping them a safe distance apart. Auto-pilot is a MUST! lolz!
The worst parts will be take off and landings, that's where the real danger is.

EgalM
Male, 30-39, Canada
 1710 Posts
Saturday, May 12, 2012 5:32:11 PM
Neat idea, here's the issue, power consumption. Doesn't matter what the fuel source is, it's the power needed to lift it off the ground is going to higher than the energy to move forward. Sure you'll save a bundle on tires and suspension, but what's happens when you run out of juice and it bottoms out, what's that going to cost you to fix.

freddyferret
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 11630 Posts
Saturday, May 12, 2012 5:17:43 PM
Cannot possibly be real...


...which is why it says "CGI presentation" in the caption. Try looking up CGI.

If they did make it work, it would be cool...but only if you live in that city or areas with the specific minerals with which the car reacts. In other areas without those minerals close enough to the surface it's useless.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11255 Posts
Saturday, May 12, 2012 4:53:47 PM
When there aren't any car crashes on the ground, it'll be time to seriously consider flying cars.

A slight bump on the ground leads to minor damage that can be repaired with a small amount of money. The same slight bump in the air leads to two falling cars crashing into whatever or whoever is unlucky enough to be under them, killing people and causing major property damage.

Besides, in effect there is less space in the air. You can't have aircraft flying anywhere near as close to each other as cars on a road are.

nayrbarr
Male, 18-29, Europe
 365 Posts
Saturday, May 12, 2012 3:58:44 PM
@5Cats Read the description, it's CGI. Regardless, this just irritated me.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24392 Posts
Saturday, May 12, 2012 3:44:53 PM
Cannot possibly be real...

Crabes
Male, 30-39, Canada
 1049 Posts
Saturday, May 12, 2012 3:35:18 PM
oh lol my bad

Smutleybutt
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 886 Posts
Saturday, May 12, 2012 3:30:14 PM
@Crabes did you try reading the subtitles at the bottom of the screen?

Crabes
Male, 30-39, Canada
 1049 Posts
Saturday, May 12, 2012 3:20:30 PM
how are we suppose too understand what its been said

mcssls
Male, 40-49, Western US
 622 Posts
Saturday, May 12, 2012 3:19:23 PM
I'd do it, in motorcycle form

narosth
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3 Posts
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 6:18:35 PM
Link: Volkswagen's Car Project: The Flying Hover Car [Rate Link] - A CGI presentation of a concept car designed using one girl's idea. Could it be sucessful I-A-B?


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