Flying cars likely wouldn’t be practical for the short commutes made by George Jetson in the 1960s animated sitcom “The Jetsons,” as a more grounded look into the future shows they could play a niche role in sustainable mobility. A study by the University of Michigan’s Center for Sustainable Systems and Ford’s Research and Advanced Engineering team concludes flying cars, formally known as electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (VTOLs), could be useful ...

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