When you think of a flying car, you imagine a car taking off in the middle of the road and hovering across the city. It’s something science fiction movies have been obsessed with for as long as the genre has existed. More importantly, people have been trying to turn this fiction into a reality for over a century now.
Futurologists of the mid-1900s predicted that flying cars would fill the skies by the end of the 20th century, completely changing how we commute. And yet, we haven’t seen any major signs of that happening. At least not yet. Let’s find out why.
A Brief History of Flying Cars
In the early 20th century, people saw flying cars as the answer to better transportation. Even when cars had just been available to the public, the lack of a competent road network led people to fantasize about flying cars.