In a move to innovative the traditional transportation in the world, a tech company introduces a new concept of pretty highly ambitious flying car.
Airbus reveals a modular, self-piloting flying car concept.
Airbus has been actively talking about its brainchild Vahana flying autonomous vehicle project for a long now, but at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, it’s showing off a concept design created in partnership with Italdesign.
The demonstration vehicle offers modular functionality, meaning it can operate both on the ground and in the air, and Airbus thinks it’s one potential answer to the growing problem of urban traffic congestion.
As per the released concept, it is suitably sci-fi in its design sensibilities, but it’s designed with practicality in mind.
The proponent said the concept vehicle is intended to work with others to form a network that can be summoned on demand, with passengers hailing a ride form an app on their mobile device.
Furthermore, the capsule-based design can connect to either ground or air conveyance modules, letting customers specific their preferred method of transit.
The new concept is also designed to be used in concert with other, existing transportation methods for maximum efficiency.
Airbus and Italdesign dubbed their creation the ‘Pop.Up System,’ which includes the artificial intelligence platform that uses what it knows about any individual user, and available routes and transit options to determine the best travel options.
According to the proponents, the main vehicle itself is a passenger capsule, which holds the rider and which can be paired with either ground and air modules.
Meanwhile, Airbus suggests that with hyperloop systems down the line once that tech becomes more widely available.