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Uber is planning to add another vehicle of the future to its fleet: flying cars.

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PAL-V Plans to Bring $600K Flying Car to U.S. by 2018

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Is Toyota Working on a Ridiculous Flying Car?

Toyota has recently filed a strange patent that hints the company may be developing a flying car.

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Terrafugia TF-X Takes Flying Cars in New Direction… Literally

Maybe you remember Terrafugia, the company that brought a flying car to the 2012 New York Auto Show’s hallway.

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Terrafugia Flying Car Video, First Look: 2012 NY Auto Show

It’s not science fiction any more. A company called Terrafugia was on hand at this week’s New York Auto Show, showing off a flying car – with video proof that it both flies and drives.

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Terrafugia Transition Flying Car More of a Street Legal Airplane: 2012 NY Auto Show

It’s not science fiction, it’s a genuine flying car. Unveiled today at the New York International Auto Show the Terrafugia Transition is actually more of a street-legal airplane designed for occasional use on the road.

Still, it is certified for the street using an aircraft engine that powers the rear wheels and can get 35 mpg with a top speed of about 80 mph. Press a button and the wings fold out. You’ll need about 1700 feet of runway space (no taking off from the street) and once airborne the Transition can cruise at 120 mph for a range of 450 miles.

Inside the cockpit there are car and airplane controls with a steering wheel, brake and gas pedal. Once the wings are out, you can then operate the console-mounted throttle, the control stick that rises up from the floor and the two additional pedals that control the rudders.

Awaiting its final flight certification the Transition retails for $279,000 and company representatives say a total of 100 units have already been pre-ordered.

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Street-Legal Flying Car to Debut at New York Auto Show

The Terrafugia Transition has been a work in progress since 2006, but will finally show off its unique design at the 2012 New York Auto Show

The Transition is being called the first practical street-legal airplane by the company, and will no doubt garner some attention when it hits the show floor. The car has folding wings and a full propeller drive system that allows it to take flight as well as drive on the street.

Terrafugia will need to impress the right people, as the Transition is estimated to cost $279,000.

For that price, the eccentric consumer gets a small airplane that fits in a single-car garage. The Transition also runs off super unleaded gas instead of airplane fuel and is able to drive safely on the road, according to the company.

The same 100-hp engine capable of spinning the rear-mounted propeller or powering the wheels on the ground, both via a continuously variable transmission.

Terrafugia’s video explains most aspects of the car in detail. You can watch it below.

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The Future Is Here: Terrafugia Flying Car Approved By NHTSA

That’s right—the only flying car you can buy today has just been approved for terrestrial driving by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The organization had to grant a special exemption for the Terrafugia Transition, under the provision of “roadable aircraft.”

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Flying Cars One Step Closer to Reality

Go from the roads to the friendly skies in one fell swoop in the Terrafugia Transition roadable aircraft. The first of its kind, the Transition can make the transition from the road to the sky, offering its owners the ultimate in convenience.

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