The Carplane is an incredible twin-fuselage road-safe monoplane designed by the German company of the same name. A prototype of the contraption was unveiled at the AERO show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
The advantage of having an airplane like this is that it would be able to operate from local airports while driving to them on the road. This sort of vehicle could prove to be a godsend for business travelers, and would make private flight more practical and affordable for greater numbers of business people, perhaps reducing clutter on regular old roads. The split twin-fuselage design means pilot and passenger will be in separate compartments, which is just as well given that this is targeted towards business travelers.
The flying car may have once strictly represented the territory of science-fiction, but fearless engineering allied with bold design is blurring the lines between the present and the future.