0:00 GMT, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 11:00 UK
Heading skyward to beat gridlock
By Maggie Shiels
Technology reporter, BBC News, Silicon Valley
The solution to gridlock on our overcrowded roads is to take to the air in a plane-car hybrid that will revolutionise the way society works.
This vision of the future twenty years hence was revealed at the 2008 Electric Aircraft Symposium held a stone’s throw from San Francisco airport in California.
Plotting the next frontier in green technology was Richard Jones, a technical fellow at Boeing Phantom Works.
Aircars replacing groundcars is a perennial “just around the corner” prediction. The earliest prediction I’ve seen was in 1943 (when it was to happen right after the War ended.)
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