May 15, 2014. Flying cars are not a new concept; manufacturers have been attempting to create them since 1917, but they’ve never been commercialized. There has been a strong interest in flight since the Wright brothers’ aircraft succeeded in the early 1900s. Considering the vast number of technological innovations in the aviation industry over the years, the question remains: When will flying cars hit the market?

Flying cars are coming sooner than you’d think. PAL-V and Terrafugia, visionary companies based in the Netherlands and the United States, respectively, completed successful test flights and are slated to commercialize their vehicles in the next few years.