Flying car one step closer to delivery with prototype flight

Terrafugia executives expect to start delivering drivable plane within a year

By , Computerworld |  Hardware, car tech

The two-seater vehicle, which is designed with foldable wings, falls into the light sport aircraft category and is expected to take off and land at small, local airports and to drive on virtually any road. According to the Woburn, Mass.-based company's Web site, the Transition has an anticipated base price of $279,000. That's up from a 2010 company report that said the expected price then was $148,000. Specification are available on Terrafugia's Web site .

Anyone flying the Transition will need a sport pilot certificate. The vehicle is designed to fit into a household garage.

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