The United States passed a law that made flying cars legal. This does not mean that they will soon appear on public roads, the document will only allow scientists to work on the devices.
The New Hampshire state government in the United States has passed legislation that will allow flying cars to use public roads. However, there are no such vehicles on the free market; the document is needed so that researchers can design them legally.
“There was not a word in our laws about this type of vehicle,” said state spokesman Sherman Packard, one of the authors of the law. “To allow them to legally exist in New Hampshire, we had to pass such a law”.
The law, CNET points out, does not allow flying cars to take to the sky, nor does it allow them to take off or land on public roads. At the same time, US residents cannot buy such a car yet, although startups and large companies are working on their development. But as soon as the cars actually go on sale, the law will immediately allow them to be used.
Jeff Rapsis, one of the authors of the law, noted that regulation of the flow of cars in the air is not yet required – such cars are not yet ready for use and will be very expensive at the initial stage. The researchers note that in the near future, such cars will not become widespread.
“To put it simply, if you are driving on the highway, in the next couple of years, you are unlikely to see an aircraft overtaking you in the sky. While they will be tested on the ground, they will look like a regular car”.