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Instead of a steering wheel, accelerator and break, this car has all of
those controls attached to a wing suit mounted on top of the car.
The driver would start from a standing position and lean forward to
make it go, like a Segway. As the vehicle got going faster and wind
the wing suit, which is suspended by the
shoulders, would lift off the roof of the car and allow the driver to
very precisely control steering and acceleration. This would be done
by a matrix of sensors all over the wing suit which record position
and translate that to steering and acceleration instructions to the
||However, you'd need to be driving at speeds above
about 100mph to be able to fly, unless you increased
the wing area.
||The car could have a big scoop or trough mounted on it, to funnel air
up toward the flyer.
||I'd say you could control the car by just mounting a target on the
flyer's chest, with some 3-D sensors on the car. If the flyer slips back
a bit, the car slows; if she gets forward, it speeds up; and side-to-side.
Up and down, I dunno, but it could be programmed.
||//The car could have a big scoop or trough mounted
on it, to funnel air up toward the flyer. //
||Nah. Just drive fast. Typical motorway speeds are
90mph, which is close enough. You could probably
build a wingsuit that would give decent lift at those