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Is Toyota working on a flying car?

A diagram from the patent application.

NAGOYA -- A U.S. patent filing by a Toyota Motor subsidiary has raised speculation that the Japanese automaker is trying to give new meaning to the word off-road.

     The application, filed in March of last year by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, bears the eyebrow-raising title "Stackable Wing for an Aerocar." It describes wings that could attach to the roof of a car and be stowed when not in use. A number of U.S. media outlets have reported on the patent filing.

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