Transition

First Flying Car Slated for 2019 Production with New Features

Terrafugia, Inc. announced new features in the Transition production vehicle, a two-seat auto and aircraft, including updates to the interior, safety systems, motor, and flight instrumentation. The latest features and systems will be incorporated and verified in the next test vehicles. The first production vehicles will come to market in 2019.

“Developing this new technology has allowed us to test several different mechanisms and generate process improvements along the way,” said Terrafugia CEO Chris Jaran. “We are at the critical point where we can implement the best design features based on years of flight and drive testing. This will improve function, safety and aesthetics for the optimal flying and driving experience.”

Welcome Back D2!

Terrafugias second prototype of the Transition (D2) is back from flight testing and parked in the garage at headquarters in Woburn, MA. Quick facts on D2s accomplishments: Flight and road testing from 2012 to 2017 Logged over 212 flight hours Verified handling qualities, stability and control, and aircraft performance Used to prove out the use… Read more »

Terrafugia, Inc. To Create 130 New U.S. Jobs

Geely Holdings acquisition leads to expansion across all departments Woburn, MA April 10, 2018 Terrafugia, Inc. created 75 new US-based jobs within the past 12 months and is on track to add at least another 50 more by the end of the year. Zhejiang Geely Holdings Group (Geely Holding), a privately owned Fortune 500 company… Read more »

FAA Approves Terrafugia Petition for Exemption for the Transition Roadable Aircraft

Woburn, MA June 21, 2016: Terrafugia is pleased to announce that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved our 2014 Petition for Exemption, allowing a vehicle in the Transition street-legal airplane configuration to be certified as a Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) with a maximum takeoff weight of 1,800 pounds. This is a significant increase over… Read more »

Today at Terrafugia: Testing the Rotax 912iS Engine

One of the most significant upgrades between our working Transition prototype D2 and the conforming prototype we are currently developing is the engine. While the previous prototype used the Rotax 912ULS, the final prototype and production models will use the more advanced fuel-injected 912iS variety. In addition to providing greater fuel efficiency in both flight… Read more »

Today at Terrafugia: Seat Design Finalization

Terrafugia is excited to announce that we have completed a detailed design review of the carbon fiber seats that will be used in our conforming prototype, D4. A vital element of the vehicle, the seat subsystem has been carefully designed to maximize safety and comfort both in the air and on the ground while minimizing… Read more »

Today at Terrafugia: Steering System Calibration

One of the most important components in the development of the Transition is the steering subsystem. This week, our engineers had the hood open on our prototype vehicle in order to recalibrate the steering system for the conforming prototype, D4. In an effort to reduce drag while in flight, the steering tie rods are being… Read more »

Terrafugias Transition to be displayed at the MIT Museum as part of the Cambridge Science Festival in April

On April 25, 2015, Terrafugias Transition prototype vehicle will be on display in front of the MIT Museum on Front Street in Cambridge. The Cambridge Science Festival is presented by the MIT Museum in collaboration with the City of Cambridge, community organizations, schools, universities and businesses. The Festival runs from April 17 through April 26.