All You Need to Know about the Terrafugia TF-X Flying Car Concept

The TF-X, a flying car concept promising a safe and convenient way of transportation in the coming decade has detailed its view of the future of local transportation. Looking more like a concept supercar on the ground, it spreads its wings across to transform into a personal flying jet, making it a practical approach for the upcoming traffic conditions.

The car gets a hybrid power train, making it eco-friendly and sustainable machine of the future. It gets a single run of 500 miles, making it good for both roads as well as air operations. It gets enhanced safety in the form of full vehicle parachute system, making it safe even if the passengers fail to have a safe landing.

The car gets 4 passenger capacity and features like automatic and manual flying modes, avoiding the air traffic and safely pursuing between different flying zones. The simplicity of learning the TF-X would be its best part as it would get a car like comfort from riding an aircraft.

It would fit in a single car garage and the system controlling the TF-X would automatically detect most of the user’s negligence and respond automatically in that case. The future would definitely cost a lot but not more than a plane for sure. You can reserve one for yourself at Terrafugia website and the wait would be for 8-12 years for sure.



Quick Facts about Terrafugia TF-X:

  1. The concept is still in the early stages of development, with a production date estimated at 8-12 years in the future.

  2. The price will be consistent with high-end luxury cars.

  3. Exact pricing information will be available as the company progress in the development of TF-X Flying Car Concept.

  4. Range of this car is expected to be around 500 miles with cruise speeds up to 200 MPH (321.8 KMPH).

  5. As per the company, the TF-X concept is capable of automatically avoiding other air traffic, restricted airspace & bad weather.

  6. The cars has a backup full-vehicle parachute system which can be activated by the operator in case of an emergency.

  7. If the operator becomes unresponsive, the TF-X flying car would automatically implement an emergency auto-landing at the nearest airport.

  8. TF-X is able to fly in either “automatic” or “manual” modes between approved landing zones or airports.

  9. It can carry four passengers in car-like comfort.

  10. Has a non-stop flight range of at least 500 miles (804.6 kms).

  11. Can take off vertically from a level clearing of at least 100ft in diameter.

  12. According to the company, TF-X will be priced as low as possible while still allowing Terrafugia to grow.

  13. The car is able to recharge its batteries either from its engine or by plugging in to electric car charging stations.

  14. In cruise, the main 300hp engine provides thrust and charges the batteries.





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Data Reference – http://www.terrafugia.com/tf-x