Audi Airbus Italdesign Demonstrate PopUp Next

first_img Audi And Airbus To Work On Air-Taxi Project Testing In Germany .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Partners are also trying to figure out the business cases for the on-demand service through conducting tests in South America in cooperation with the Airbus subsidiary Voom. Currently, customers can book helicopter flights in Mexico City or Sao Paulo, while an Audi is at the ready for the journey to or from the landing site.The next step is to be a full-size prototype that can drive and fly with passengers.Dr. Bernd Martens, Audi board member for sourcing and IT, and president of the Audi subsidiary Italdesign said: Audi & Airbus Reveal Electric Flying / Driving Duo 9 photos See Also “Flying taxis are on the way. We at Audi are convinced of that. More and more people are moving to cities. And more and more people will be mobile thanks to automation. In future senior citizens, children, and people without a driver’s license will want to use convenient robot taxis. If we succeed in making a smart allocation of traffic between roads and airspace, people and cities can benefit in equal measure.” Boeing And JetBlue Invest In Electric Airplane Startup Pop.Up Next combines electric, autonomous, flying and sharingThe “Pop.Up Next” all-electric flying taxi – a joint project of Audi, Airbus and Italdesign – enters a new phase of tests and demonstrations of 1:4 scale model. This special modular concept utilizes a passenger capsule that can be attached to a driving platform or drone.The prototype was recently shown at the Amsterdam Drone Week where for the first time, it was flying and driving on its own.“This innovative concept for a flying taxi combines a self-driving electric car with a passenger drone. In the first public test flight, the flight module accurately placed a passenger capsule on the ground module, which then drove from the test grounds autonomously. This is still a 1:4 scale model. But as soon as the coming decade, Audi customers could use a convenient and efficient flying taxi service in large cities – in multi-modal operation, in the air and on the road. Without changing vehicles, passengers will enjoy their leisure time, relax, or work.” Source: Electric Vehicle News Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on November 28, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle Newslast_img

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