Terrafugia's flying car prototype will go on sale in 2019 [Video]

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Volvo-owned startup Terrafugia"s flying car prototype will go on sale in 2019Startup Terrafugia said its "street-legal plane" Transition will go on sale in 2019The flying car has been in development for several years and has received several upgrades to its interiors, safety, rear-view cameras,...

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Volvo-owned startup Terrafugia’s flying car prototype will go on sale in 2019

  • Startup Terrafugia said its ‘street-legal plane’ Transition will go on sale in 2019
  • The flying car has been in development for several years and has received several upgrades to its interiors, safety, rear-view cameras, motor and more
  • It’s unclear how much Transition will cost …

Volvo-owned flying car startup Terrafugia's Transition flying car is set to go on sale in 2019. The firm has also made some updates to the two-seat vehicle's interior and other features

Transition can fly at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour while in airplane mode and it can fly as high as 10,000 feet. Consumers will also need a pilot's license in order operate the Transition

The hybrid-electric motor has an internal combustion engine and a lithium phosphate chemistry battery, which Terrafugia says is 'much safer than other lithium' batteries

Terrafugia has developed several models, including the TF-X flying car (pictured), which features fold-out wings with twin electric motors attached to each end

The planned four-person TF-X will be semi-autonmous and use computer-controlled so that passengers can simply type in a destination before taking off

TF-X vehicles will be capable of automatically avoiding other air traffic, bad weather, and restricted and tower-controlled airspace. It has fold-out wings with twin electric motors