Today's auto engineers and enthusiasts are granted a unique perspective - we more or less know what the personal vehicle of the future looks like.

It is a prediction that has failed time and time again. In the 1920s, futurists envisioned submarine-shaped buses, with two inline wheels for city streets and coaxial rotors for vertical take-off and landing (VTOL), transporting a dozen passengers by 1973. The nuclear-frenzied 1950s saw an automotive future powered by fission. The 1980s saw battery powered vehicles as common by 1995, with semi-autonomous and crash reduction features.

But today, electric vehicles are here and gaining traction in the marketplace. Urban air mobility (i.e., flying cars), is no longer a dream either. And semi-autonomous and self-driving cars are here for good.

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