A few months ago, there was a regular stream of stories about exciting futurist technologies in motoring and transport. David Brown says we are now in a different world.
COVID-19 has made us rethink what is essential
Technologies like the flying car, once thought of as an essential component of modern cities, may not get off the ground in the near future.
Corporate highflyers were keen to be the pioneers. Not long ago Uber said that Melbourne and three other cities will soon get a demonstration service of flying taxis.
Worldwide 250 companies are working on technologies related to flying cars.
Coronavirus means that there is less customers for luxuries AND the financial basis of the companies that are trying to elevate their vision is under threat. Boeing and Airbus, for example, were keen but the airline industry now has other more pressing concerns.
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