Carl Dietrich

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? 

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An Open Design Opportunity!

We at Terrafugia are fortunate to have the opportunity to develop the future of personal transportation.  It's a fantastic position for those of us fortunate enough to work here, but in the past it has been frustrating because there have been so many wonderful people who have wanted to help us with whom we could not practically engage.  The management overhead needed to get something useful out of a group of volunteers was not an efficient use of our corporate resources -- no matter how much we appreciated the sentiment.  

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