Roads? Where Toyota is Going, They Don’t Need Roads

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TORRANCE, CA -- C’mon, admit it – you probably thought by now, our current car situation would look more like a scene out of the movie The Fifth Element.

Yet, instead, we're faced with the road reality of bumper-to-bumper traffic on any given North Texas highway.

Hey, even in Back to the Future II, Marty McFly was surrounded by a fleet of flying cars when he landed in Hill Valley. The date? October 21, 2015; that's just a few short weeks from our current date. So, what gives?

Okay, we get it -- that was movie magic. But, it looks like the future of flying cars may not be just limited to special effects, folks.

That’s right, Bloomberg reports the brains over at Toyota Motor Corp. filed for a patent, back in March 2014, that could lead to flying cars.

Check out the rendering and what appear to be blades. The report notes Toyota’s patent application covers a “stackable wing for an aerocar.”

What’s more, the aerodynamic wing, or wings, can change shapes when in flight and can be stowed on top of the car when it’s in road mode.

Well, hopefully the patent means Doc Brown’s flying Delorean will soon have company on the skyway.