NASA’s Flying Car Challenge

After seeing the train wreck (or more accurately, robot wreck) that was the first DARPA Grand Challenge, with out-of-control robot rovers ditching themselves in the desert, is the idea of a similarly-styled flying car challenge a good one? NASA thinks so. According to a piece on Luxist, the space agency has announced a Personal Air Vehicle Challenge. While the grand prize for the DARPA Challenge is now set at US$2 million, NASA’s only ponying up 250 Gs. Maybe that’s ’cause they’ll need the rest of the cash for hardened bunker construction. “INCOMING!”