Sci-Fi Transport Nut Elon Musk Thinks Flying Cars are Too Bonkers

By Gary Cutlack on at

Elon Musk doesn't think making cars fly is the answer to eliminating man's reliance on sitting in a little metal box for several hours a day, suggesting he sees the concept of the aerial motorway to be a transport red herring.

Musk, who'd rather we were being sucked off to work in a series of tubes instead of relying on burning fossilised plants, was speaking at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit. He said of the fantasy of the flying car: "If the sky was full of cars flying all over the place, it would affect how things look. It would affect the skyline. And it would be noisier and there would be a greater probability of something falling on your head. Those are not good things."

Tunnels and better management of existing infrastructure are the sensible, achievable methods he thinks should be used to improve things for the commuter of the mid-future. [The Verge]

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