The Jetsons come to life! I love when science fiction, and Saturday morning cartoons for that matter, inspire science and engineering.
I kid you not. It’s the same concept as the approach shoe in rock climbing; the company said the goal of developing this car was to create a vehicle that could drive a passenger to the airport, take off, land, and then drive them to their destination.
Despite the trouble we all have driving on pre-determined grids in essentially only two dimensions, making three dimensions even more scary, this is a pretty cool development.