• Question: do you think we will ever invent a hovering car?

    Asked by shawes to David, Jonathan, Pete, Sam on 6 Jul 2012.
    • Photo: Pete Etchells

      Pete Etchells answered on 6 Jul 2012:

      Maybe one day! It depends on a few things:

      1) whether it is more efficient to have a car that hovers over a car that doesn’t.
      2) whether they are as safe, or safer than the cars we have now.
      3) if they can be made cheaply, and if someone can make money out of them.

      If they’re less efficient than what we’ve got now, people won’t want to buy them because they’ll be expensive to run. Likewise, they won’t want to buy something that’s very dangerous. And they’ll never get made in the first place unless someone can make some money out of it (unfortunately, that’s the way the world works). In terms of the technology though, I’m sure it’s very possible!