Works of science fiction from The Jetsons to The Fifth Element have promised that in "the future," we'd all get to drive around in the sky. But so far, no street-legal flying car has hit the market.
Judging by the video above, Aeromobil, a Slovakian company, is one step closer to producing a flying car that people could also drive around in. The clip shows a test drive and flight of a prototype called the Aeromobil 2.5.
It may not be the most practical ride for a families — it only seats two, and any storage space you might be hoping for is taken over by folded-up wings — but unlike a regular sedan, it can achieve liftoff. Not in traffic, though: first, the Aeromobil needs to unfold its wings, and then build up speed on a long runway, just like a light plane.
For now, the vehicle is just a prototype. Digital Trends reports that a production version of the vehicle is "still a ways off," and that the company isn't talking price at this point.
If you feel like you need to float above the traffic jams in the near future, a flying car is supposed to hit the market in 2015, CNN reports. That's when Terrafugia says its "Transition" flying car will go on the market. Like the Aeromobil, you'll need a runway if you want to leave the ground, but it is supposedly street legal in its car form.