Flying Cars Survey: Consumers Worried About Safety, Affordability

A growing number of transportation companies are working to make flying cars a reality. Though they might not look exactly like what you expected after growing up seeing flying cars in movies and TV shows like The Jetsons, the small plane type vehicles could be available to consumers within just a few years. So how many are interested in owning their very own flying cars?

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Flying Cars

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, just 32% of respondents said they would be likely to buy a flying car if they are released to consumers within the next few years. However, 47% said they would be interested in owning one at some point in the future. And 46% said they would be interested in owning one right away if they were actually affordable.

Future Growth

Currently, the flying cars that are in the works are slated to be fairly expensive. So only the extremely wealthy are likely to be able to afford them right away. But in the future, that could change. 35% of respondents think it’s likely that flying cars will become popular within the next 20 years.

Safety Concerns

But of course, a new type of transportation like this won’t come without some drawbacks. 77% of consumers said they would have safety concerns about traveling in flying cars. But many of the models are fairly similar to small planes, and 46% of respondents said they enjoy flying in planes. So as the technology is improved and becomes more common, people could come around to the idea.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

Photo Credit: The Terrafugia Flying Car @ the 2012 New York International Auto Show from Flickr

What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on May 20 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Pilon
Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.