Transition®

Terrafugia to appear in Back to the Future Documentary “Back in Time”

Terrafugia to appear in Back to the Future Documentary “Back in Time”

No one captures the dream of flying cars quite like Back to the Future’s Marty and Doc. Terrafugia’s founders were no exception – they found the idea of flying cars so exciting that they decided to turn that imagined future into reality. While the real 2015 hasn’t turned out quite like the movie, Terrafugia is working every day to bring real flying cars that drive and fly to market. We have already built and flown two fully functional prototypes, and work is currently underway on a conforming prototype for production.

Today at Terrafugia: Seat Design Finalization

Today at Terrafugia: Seat Design Finalization

Terrafugia is excited to announce that we have completed a detailed design review of the carbon fiber seats that will be used in our conforming prototype, D4. A vital element of the vehicle, the seat subsystem has been carefully designed to maximize safety and comfort both in the air and on the ground while minimizing weight, cost, and complexity of assembly. Completion of a detailed design review means that molds have been finalized and plybooks have been released detailing the construction of the seat shells.

Revolutionizing an Industry: Terrafugia and the Future of Personal Transportation

Revolutionizing an Industry: Terrafugia and the Future of Personal Transportation

As the CEO of a company whose mission is to build flying cars, I’ve been on the receiving end of my fair share of skepticism. The flying car is not a new idea – ever since Henry Ford proclaimed in 1940 that “a combination of airplane and motorcar is coming,” people have dreamt of their cars taking flight. So what’s different now? 

Today at Terrafugia: Steering System Calibration

Today at Terrafugia: Steering System Calibration

One of the most important components in the development of the Transition® is the steering subsystem. This week, our engineers had the hood open on our prototype vehicle in order to recalibrate the steering system for the conforming prototype, D4. In an effort to reduce drag while in flight, the steering tie rods are being adjusted slightly in order to bring them in line with the upper arm of the suspension system.

Terrafugia’s Transition® to be displayed at the MIT Museum as part of the Cambridge Science Festival in April

Terrafugia’s Transition® to be displayed at the MIT Museum as part of the Cambridge Science Festival in April

On April 25, 2015, Terrafugia’s Transition® prototype vehicle will be on display in front of the MIT Museum on Front Street in Cambridge. The Cambridge Science Festival is presented by the MIT Museum in collaboration with the City of Cambridge, community organizations, schools, universities and businesses.  The Festival runs from April 17 through April 26.

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