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Flying car on display in Miami

Posted at 5:20 AM, Dec 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-17 05:20:20-05

As the traffic buzzed by in downtown Miami, an orange flying car was unloaded and put on display in front of the building where one day vehicles like this may be able to bring people home.

Daniel Kodsi, CEO of Paramount Miami World Center said, "Ever since the Jetson's American has been kind of enamored with the idea of a flying car."

Yes the Jetsons flew right into their own parking garage.

Kind of what CEO Daniel Kodsi had in mind when he came up with the idea for the 60-story luxury tower near the American Airlines Arena.

The flying car is already being tested in Europe.

It runs on regular gas and can operate on the road just like a car, and in the air it can travel about 100 miles an hour.

An animation shows how an electric version would transition to a helicopter for it land on top of the Paramount tower.

"So in essence a flying drone could land right on the landing and you could enter into right into what's today the observatory which in the future be a sky port, "Kodsi said.

Mark Jennings-Bates Vice President of Personal Land & Air Vehicle said, "So, an electrical vertical take off and landing aircraft. So that will be able to take off vertically from the deck, transition to horizontal flight, take you to where you need to go and land vertically. We anticipate those would 15 to 20 minutes durations - just short flights. "

For now, there's a real pilot though doing the flying.

Dan says this concept goes way beyond the few who could afford their own flying car or a place like this to park it.

This concept could be the beginning of a way for commuters to get around in larger versions of the flying car.

"The population continues to grow, and the roads just cant handle the amount that's coming onto them right now. And so you are going to have to find relief," Kodsi said.

The FAA has to approve all of this, but they're still a ways away from that point.