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Not a long stretch
Posted: 26 May 2010

When I read this, I knew I remembered this coming up in another context. Visit and you'll note that the change from sport hydro to "car type" functionality is not all that different. This sort of hybrid may be the first step to the Avis scenario. Some very nice video on this site as well.

Computer piloted 'transformer' vehicles cleared for public use
Dateline: 2021
Ever since DARPA's 'Flying Hummer' known as the Transformer X made its debut, people have been champing at the bit to get a chance to use them for personal travel. They are the ideal vehicles to beat the traffic, but you can still fit them in the garage, or drive them to the mall. And the advanced auto-pilot takes off and lands automatically. But authorities have been reluctant to approve ...
Doug Vining Thanks for the great link. Sport Light Aircraft certainly look promising, but DARPA wants something that also has vertical takeoff and landing - quite a challenge!
Posted: 28 May 2010 at 17:20
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