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Are Hybrid Mandates and MPG Rules Going to Kill The Future of Flying Cars?

Over the years, I've always wanted to design a flying car, I truly believe it is possible, and I think that future new materials will allow us to do just that.
Of course, they've been talking about this for the last three decades, actually probably for the last six.
Still, we don't have flying cars yet do we? Now then, there are some sticky issues with all of this, namely all the rules and regulations.
After all, right now we have all sorts of driving rules to keep everyone in line, hopefully to prevent the 20 to 30,000 highway deaths per year.
Okay so let's talk about this for second because I'd like to talk to you about a sub topic having to do with hybrid mandates and the new Café standards for miles per gallon rules.
First, if we mandate that cars need to be more fuel efficient, and the only way to do that is to have dual systems such as are in modern-day hybrid cars, then those cars might indeed be too heavy due to the weight of the batteries for them to ever get off the ground.
Even if the materials used such as carbon nano-tubes and graphene coatings in some sort of carbon composite fiber shell are 50 times lighter than steal and much stronger.
Are you beginning to see the challenges and all of this? One could say that you could get better fuel economy by traveling in a straight line toward your destination.
Still, will flying cars be allowed to do this? Will they be allowed to deviate to a more direct route? Will people get upset if others are flying right over their house and their backyard? After all, where is the privacy - people are already complaining about unmanned drones and privacy in their backyard.
Let's say you were sunbathing, and someone flew over in a flying car, and decided to make a few circles above you to get a good view before going on their way, what would prevent them from doing that?.
This means that we won't get the benefit from straight-line flying from destination to destination point.
If aircraft are to follow specific highways in the sky, and yet they require dual systems for propulsion, including that extra weight of the batteries, then they will not perhaps be able to meet the miles per gallon standards which will be set and keep increasing each and every year.
Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.

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