Paul Moller dreams of people getting around in flying cars.
But itâ€™s not easy to pursue a dream that many consider merely the stuff of science fiction â€” even if youâ€™ve devoted decades of thought and millions of dollars to the effort, as the 70-year-old Moller has.
Twenty years ago, the former engineering professor from the University of California at Davis created Moller International to make flying cars â€” but the company has never put a flying vehicle into production. Until now.
Moller Internationalâ€™s first product, the two-seat M200G, is a scaled-down version of Moller's dream. The specs: It hovers about 10 feet off the ground, cruises at 50 mph (80 kilometers per hour) â€” and looks like a flying saucer. The company compares it to the space car in â€śThe Jetsons,â€ť a futuristic cartoon from the 1960s. And it carries a price tag of $90,000. ...