We are excited to share our vision for the future of personal transportation with the world. From the founding of Terrafugia back in 2006, our company has been dedicated to the creation of practical flying cars — vehicles that will bring a new dimension of freedom to the world while simultaneously increasing the level of safety and convenience of personal transportation. This is not a short-term endeavor. Changes in modes of transportation typically take decades to accomplish, and the movement of society into the air is expected to be similar. Terrafugia has taken a long term approach to this change. We are starting inside the existing general aviation industry where we intend to gradually lower the barriers to entry while simultaneously increasing the level of safety of personal aviation.
One of the biggest challenges of moving personal transportation into the air is dealing with uncertain weather. Extreme weather can ground even the biggest airplanes, and smaller aircraft tend to be even more sensitive to adverse conditions. Terrafugia decided early on that in order for a flying vehicle to have the potential to replace a car, it must be at least as resistant to bad weather as a car is. The most practical way of achieving the desired level of weather insensitivity was to enable our products to drive. By combining flying and driving capabilities into one product, we give our customers unmatched flexibility and true door-to-door convenience.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about why Terrafugia is Driven To Fly.