Israel to test world's first hover cars

By Himanshu Arora ยท 15 replies
Jun 25, 2014
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  1. With the aim to revolutionize public transport, Israel is all set to build a network of elevated hover cars. SkyTran, a NASA Space Act company, will first build a 500m pilot loop on the campus of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)...

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Worlds first hover cars you just its not the worlds first floating cat?

    Seriously is it april 1st because if thats a car then I am a big black mexican female body builder with bright red eyes and a belly with a mouth and teeth....

    I hope its april first because if not then looks like israel are getting beat by pigs in terms of intelligence.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,601   +1,887

    So later on, a car falls on you - blame jews :)
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  4. ThanosPAS

    ThanosPAS TS Enthusiast Posts: 46   +12

    So, what happens if there is a blackout?! Do they just fall?!
  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,731   +3,749

    Given the nature of the modern world, the probability of that being true are seven times greater than walking out of a casino wealthier than when you walked in.

    Only on the people immediately below the vehicle.
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  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,396   +3,411

    Seems to me this system would likely benefit those in the city, commute between tall buildings more so than anyone else.
  7. This gives new verbiage in the news "Today, Palestinian Militants shot down an Israeli car...."
    cmbjive and ET3D like this.
  8. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,366   +67

    Why don't they actually make hover craft so they don't have to spend a trillion dollars on road repair each year?
  9. Why don't they actually make teleporters so they don't have to spend a trillion dollars on road repair each year?
  10. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,332   +135

    I've read about it quite a while ago. It's supposed to be an alternative to in-city rail systems (trams, light rail, underground), and cost significantly less to set up and operate, while giving the passengers more privacy and less need to wait (just hop on a car and join the traffic). It will be interesting to see how this turns out in practice.
  11. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Addict Posts: 631   +68

    Seems legit.
  12. Bitvar

    Bitvar TS Rookie Posts: 18

    The irony here is so thick you'd need a knife to cut it. I do believe you have the roles reversed in your mind.
  13. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    I think the original author captured it perfectly.

    On topic, I want the hoverboard from Back to the Future II. Can we get that next?
  14. Fancy Ski Lift with no snow.
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,754   +2,429

    Suppose a person has a steel plate in their head, when they hit the "gas", will they fly out of the seat and stick to the track.....? :oops:
  16. Yes, hopefully they've considered the optimal strength of the magnetic field as to not induce unwanted flux into mechanical body parts. Although, I think most stainless steel medical implants are of the non-ferromagnetic type. Interesting also, the smartphones that are used to summon the cars; will they be able to maintain functionality in a magnetically absorbed transportation pod? Hmm...

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