Road, Not Sky, Presents Biggest Issues For Terrafugia Flying Car
For instance, the DOT has okayed the specially required set of tires designed to take the abuse of taking off and landing. It also now allows the use of polycarbonate windows instead of traditional automotive glass in the cockpit, which is employed to keep weight down and avert danger from cracked or shattered windshields.
Though the DOT clearance is great news for Terrafugia and makes the Transition theoretically ready for the mass market, the company has also experienced its share of bad news that will delay production. The company had hoped to display a production Transition this year, but design issues and third party supply restraints will likely push production back to 2012.
AOL Autos Editor-in-Chief David Kiley discusses the Terrafugia last year on Countdown With Keith Olbermann:
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