Goodyear’s new Aero concept tire transforms into a propellor for flying cars

Flying cars and flying taxis are closer than you think. So how will these airborne vehicles make the transition from land to air? Goodyear thinks it knows, and is showing off the Aero — a tire than will be able to both run vertically as a tire and horizontally as a propeller — at the Geneva International Auto Show this week.

The propeller blades serve a dual purpose; as the necessary support for the weight of the car, and as a source of lift for the car when the driver wishes to go airborne.

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Flying Car Successfully Completes First Test Flight

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First test flight of the Terrafugia Transition

The Terrafugia Transition is a two-seat aircraft that converts into a Volkswagen Beetle-like automobile.  The vehicle successfully completed its first test flight earlier this month. (Videos)

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Parajet Skycar Is An Unusual Way To Fly

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Watch Out! That First Step Is A Doozie

This ridiculous contraption is the Parajet Skycar, a carbon neutral “flying car” that’s essentially a dune buggy with a propeller on the back and a parachute. While by looking at it you may think that it can only fly when driven off the roof of a skyscraper, the team behind it plans to fly it from London to Timbuktu sometime next year. Well, driving will be involved as well, but also flying!

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