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'Get ready for flying cars' - a message from Morgan Stanley

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Traveling in flying cars by 2030!? Dream or reality...According to Morgan Stanley future is closer than ever before... 

"If you're bullish on autonomous cars, it's time to start looking at autonomous aircraft — that is, flying cars." That's what Adam Jonas, an auto analyst at Morgan Stanley better known for his views of landlocked vehicles than flying ones, told clients in a new note, "Get Ready For Flying Cars," examining the likelihood that we could see flying cars before long. While the concept is one Jonas has advised investors on before, he offered a new timeline for how he thinks it could play out. "This is not a far-fetched idea," Jonas wrote in a note dated February 1. "Military drones have been around for years, and now electrified, autonomous vertical takeoff and landing vehicles (VTOLs) are gaining traction." Indeed, at least four automakers or aerospace companies, including Boeing and its rival Airbus, have tested autonomous flying cars. Boeing said last month that it had completed its first such test flight...."

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/flying-cars-get-ready-morgan-stanley-adam-jonas-says-2019-2

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Who’s selling insurance for it? :)

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Boarding!

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I’m not ready for sky rage. What is the point of introducing flying cars when we haven't eliminated the risk of car accidents on road. Just imagine the "crash of two cars" on the sky

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Someone has written: "The flying car is the God of technology: always on its way, never here." I completely agree.

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1950 : “In 2020 we’ll have flying cars”

2019 :

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"Welcome to Johnny Cab!"

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Y'all lack vision for avoiding/

da rear collisions

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Have you guys seen this yet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=bQSDKmVoaIo

It's an electric plane that is able to take off and land vertically. There still are some huge hurdles to get through, IE: battery life, battery cost, and weight. 

But other than that it seems like a this will be a real possibility. 

 

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Problems include:

1. Cost

2. A place to safely take off and land legally.

3. FAA rules.

4. Insurance, as already mentioned.

5. Required training and health check. Weather training and instrumentation for wind, fog etc. 

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22 minutes ago, ronwagn said:

Problems include:

1. Cost

2. A place to safely take off and land legally.

3. FAA rules.

4. Insurance, as already mentioned.

5. Required training and health check. Weather training and instrumentation for wind, fog etc. 

6. Physics. Why use energy in order to levitate a heavy battery and a person off the ground. I hear Jet aircraft and helicopters work pretty well.

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28 minutes ago, Auson said:

6. Physics. Why use energy in order to levitate a heavy battery and a person off the ground. I hear Jet aircraft and helicopters work pretty well.

Small helicopters would seem to be a better choice due to their ability to land safely on small spots such as seen at hospitals and some large buildings. Even a one acre property without trees near the landing zone. I used to watch large helicopters land on the baseball field near our army barracks in Germany. We were an airmobile unit. 

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(edited)

It is a pretty old concept and idea has been floating many decades prior to Morgan Stanley now sounding the Ready-Set- Go whistle. Principle of avionics and Aero-dynamics make large buses fly , car /bike is a small fly!  Hopefully  safety regulations and civil aviation laws /regulations are in place for flying cars, flying bikes, flying man prior to their commercial success and use. Also, drone technology is increasingly coming into common civilian use and can simultaneously evolve with flying machines . Cost will be gradually cut down to size fitting common man's reach  once the industry starts growing and achieves economies of scale (large scale production). 

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