Looking like something out of Star Wars or Back to the Future movies, the Aero-X certainly grabs your attention and imagination. Besides looking like a contraption constructed by an eccentric inventor, it occupies a niche between ground and aerial vehicles, which might throw up some very interesting application areas.

Don't get too ahead of yourselves yet though. It comes out into the market at $80k in 2017 and there seems to be a few power/safety issues that need to be ironed out before then. Would fuel cell technology offer a solution to this?