Whatever next . . . Flying Cars?
Not sure if this should be in Cars, or Technology?
Anyway, I have just been reading about future technology planned for cars.
! How does that grab you?
They reckon - "Flying cars could soon help ease road congestion, and save the planet.
"US scientists claim airborne vehicles are greener than conventional cars as long as a trip is longer than 22 miles.
"Several aerospace companies, as well as Nasa, are working on flying vehicles.
They are driven by batter-run electric propulsion units.
But with take-off and landing requiring large amounts of energy, experts warn they will be only be greener over longer distances.
"Flying cars as part of a ride-share taxi service could be valuable in congested cities, the authors wrote in the journal Nature Communications."
First thing that came to my mind was it was a belated April Fools joke. After that, I thought they contradicted themselves by saying only for longer journeys over 22 miles, yet then when on to say about using them like taxi's in congested cities, because I would have thought most inner city taxi's would only be quite short distances, e.g. theatre - restaurant for example - not long runs.
And anyway, if the cities were that badly congested, where would they be able to build some sort of runway & landing strip near to venues?
Daftest idea yet. Pah!