Moller International has developed a concept vehicle that can execute vertical take-off and landing like a helicopter, fly like an airplane and drive short distances on the ground like a car. This innovative vehicle, called the M400 Skycar, is capable of reaching speeds of up to 375 MPH. Since it is airborne, the Skycar is not restricted by road speed limits or by traffic jams. The Skycar will be able to take off and land vertically. Using a principle similar to that of the Harrier jump jet, the Moller M400 incorporates a patented thrust deflection vane system that redirects thrust, enabling it to hover or to take off and land vertically from almost any surface. Initial test cars will need trained pilots, but Moller's vision is of automated skyways where the navigational computers do all the work, and Moller's design calls for three computers to assure redundancy. If successful, the M400 Skycar could be the next big step in the field of personal transportation.
Source : Moller