NASA Tech Brief: Terrafugia Webinar Thursday, March 6th

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Are you interested in learning more about the technical challenges and design process of developing the Terrafugia Transition®, the premier flying car?  If so, we invite you to join Terrafugia Senior Engineers Mark Corriere and Nicholas Tucker as they present a one-time webinar hosted by NASA Tech Briefs, Thursday, March 6th at 1 pm (EST).   

Where we are going, we don't need roads...

I am frequently asked about the need for our vehicles to drive on the road -- especially in the context of TF-X™ -- a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft that can bring users much closer to their final destination by air.  Engineers are quick to identify that the added weight of a robust ground-drive system could translate to extra payload, extra range, or additional performance if we did not require the vehicle to drive.  Why then would we choose to incorporate a system that allows highway driving when the other capabilities of TF-X™ would seem to render driving obsolete?