New Hampshire Legalizes Driving Flying Cars, Which Do Not Exist, On Public Roads
New Hampshire’s motto is ‘Live Free or Die.’ Needless to say, t he Granite state is often confused with Jalopnik due to the similarity of our mottos, the legislature, at least, does seem to believe in driving free as well as living free. Maybe just in the case of driving cars that do not yet exist? On Wednesday, they legalized the operation of flying cars on New Hampshire roads.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: There is no such thing as a flying car. Many companies, both small startups, and established corporate giants have made big promises by revealing concepts that they call flying cars or have even promised to bring a sorta-flying car to market. But they haven’t. No one has. Flying cars exist in the same way as Level 5 autonomous cars exist: In theory only.
And much like these empty promises of soaring above traffic-clogged streets, New Hamshire’s law doesn’t really legalize flying cars in the way you’d want either. House Bill 1182, aka the “Jetson Bill,” makes flying cars legal on the road, essentially making it legal to drive your flying car to an airport in order to take off, Roadshow reports. Flying cars, should they ever actually exist still won’t be allowed to take off from public roads.
Do you know what that is? A plane you can drive. But a plane you can drive is different from a flying car. If you can’t soar over a badly ...
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