Denver, CO, 06/11/2014 (Stocksntrade) – Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is planning to come with some sort of flying and submersible cars. CEO and CTO of SpaceX and CEO of TSLA, Elon Musk recently expressed this interest of the company in front of the world. According to Business Insider, TSLA, as of now, is taking up this project for fun. Where it leads to is very dicey! Further, he also added in his interview that TSLA would certainly be making a flying car because that is not tough. He highlighted safety and noise as two major challenges on this path and said that if this flying car comes out to be howler, there will be certainly a little tinge of disappointment in people.
TSLA Is Not The First One
Musk’s Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is not the only one to think seriously into this crazy idea. Rather few other firms are already into producing them. Terrafugia Inc. of Woburn has already put it aircraft, called Transition, in the testing phase where test flights NIL regularly conducted to meet the standards. The company does not refer this vehicle like a flying car and rather calls it’s a legal street airplane because it has two seats, foldable wings and is capable of running on roads. There are some other freethinking engineers and daring aviators too that tried their hands on this concept. Way back in 1917, American aviation pioneer Glenn Curtiss designed the aluminum Autoplane which was able to do cover some short hops – touching ground and going up for a while – but it could never achieve a stable flight.
Flying Cars Are Good Until They Are Just An Idea
In an interview, Ford Motor Co. Chief Executive Alan Mulally suggested that flying cars are only good until it is an idea but when it comes to real implementation, it should not be considered that easy. He indicated the fact that engineering used in vehicles that the drive on roads and engineering used in vehicles that fly are too disparate, and this overall idea of combining both to form one platform is more complex than we think. But when CEO of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) says that they will be making a submarine car, such notions of complexity and impossibility are certainly ignored by the contenders.