So says this Raw Story article, which accompanies a video purporting to show a prototype making the car‑helicopter transition and then flying:
If you were terrified before in rush hour traffic, with cars seeming to come straight at you from four directions, take heart… soon enough they will come at you from five directions! *
UPDATE: on further viewing of the prototype flight, I believe the vehicle is not a true helicopter (with powered rotors providing lift and propulsion) but rather an autogyro (with a freewheeling rotor for lift, powered forward by a rear propeller). Autogyros have been around since 1923, though not with the ability to transform into road cars. If that’s what it is, you’ll need a long stretch of “runway” to take off… forget about escaping that freeway traffic jam by lifting straight up out of it.
* Or six directions, if you, too, have a flying car!
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