Latest concept, the ‘TF-X’ is a fixed wing street legal aircraft with electric ground drive and electric power assist on take off and landing. It will be able to recharge its batteries either from its engine or by plugging in to electric car charging stations. Equipped with modern GPS ‘TF-X’ will be capable of ‘auto landing’ at approved sites within recommended weather limits and safely navigate through skylines in emergency situations.

Terrafugia chief executive Carl Dietrich the TF-X is still a concept, but building such a machine would be possible with current off-the-shelf technology. The vehicle reflects the latest developments in self-driving cars and the probable future of increasingly automated airborne personal transport, but is most likely a decade or more away, Dietrich said.