Paul Moller, the face of flying cars, takes the wheel of his first airborne vehicle ‚ÄĒ a flying saucer that hovers around 10 feet off the ground.
Paul Moller dreams of people getting around in flying cars.
But it‚Äôs not easy to pursue a dream that many consider merely the stuff of science fiction ‚ÄĒ even if you‚Äôve 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 ‚ÄĒ but the company has never put a flying vehicle into production. Until now.
Moller International‚Äôs 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) ‚ÄĒ and looks like a flying saucer. The company compares it to the space car in ‚ÄúThe Jetsons,‚ÄĚ a futuristic cartoon from the 1960s. And it carries a price tag of $90,000....