I wish that the auto manufacturers would start using this kind of antenna design. They would be able to use something like this in an automobile for radio reception. I realize that the frequencies make the difference, but since a longer antenna could capture more frequencies, it should be doable.
If they use them on spaceships, they might be able to adapt them to other vehicles for other purposes. And since they are affordable to make, money shouldn't be an object. It would sure beat having an aerial antenna that gets broken and has to be replaced from time to time.