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Rob Spiegel
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Re: Hover car
Rob Spiegel   6/8/2012 11:39:02 AM
I love the idea of the hover car. I always figured it would come eventually. But what would that mean in managing traffic in the air? There is also the gimmick aspect. Remember those amphibian cars? Cool idea, not particularly practical.

warren@fourward.com
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Hover car
warren@fourward.com   6/8/2012 9:45:10 AM
Considering that we were all supposed to have flying cars by 1990, I like the new ideas that bring us closer to just beaming us places!  It is time that the design process changes.  We are working on better mileage and fancy electronics, but all cars look alike in their class, not like the 50s and 60s where there were defining features. 

I would like to see defining features such as the hover car, gyro controlled one or two wheeler, or the ultimate- the flying car.  After all, this is the 21st century for heaven's sake!

naperlou
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Re: Now we've truly reached the Jetsons stage
naperlou   6/8/2012 9:01:20 AM
NO RATINGS
Beth, I think that the car interacts with a cable in the ground that creates the magnetic field needed.  This is just like the maglev train.  It is a nice idea, but the cost of putting all that power in the ground is prohibitive.

Beth Stackpole
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Now we've truly reached the Jetsons stage
Beth Stackpole   6/8/2012 7:08:41 AM
Wow, this is a pretty incredible concept car. It's actually so far out there, it makes me wonder how real the actual concept is and how much special effects come into play. I just can't get my head around the science of enabling a vehicle to do that. Interaction with underground minerals just doesn't seem like enough of an explaination.

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